Tips and techniques to help you turn your core musical ideas into complete tracks.
In the years since its initial release, Ableton Live has developed from a cool but limited audio-only loop sequencer into one of the most popular DAWs on the planet.
If you find yourself with a lot of studio time, but a lack of ideas, here’s our advice for getting inspiration without leaving the house.
Turn your rhythmic loops and one-shots into something else
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Exploring new genres is always a great creative exercise for producers across skill levels. Getting acquainted with the techniques associated with different styles of music can help expand your musical vocabulary, which in turn allows you to blend contrasting influences into a sound that’s uniquely your own.
Black Friday has started early for Eventide as their eleven H9 Series plug-ins are now available for over 70% off when purchased together.
The New Jersey-based effect gurus have been gradually releasing their H9 effects as individual plug-ins for some time now. It is therefore no surprise that the endgame is a bundle that can perhaps serve as a more affordable gateway into the Eventide universe.
A surefire technique used across all genres, chopping up and processing vocals before sprinkling them throughout a mix can turn sturdy tracks into modern-day classics. Here’s how to do it in FL Studio.
Mastering is the final step in music production. It’s the process of improving the sound quality and perceived volume of your song (if possible and/or needed) with the aid of such tools as an equalizer, compressor, limiter, stereo enhancer, etc.
Mixed In Key has announced the release of Captain Plugins 5, an update to the bundle of 5 V.S.T. plugins for making chords, melodies, bass and drums. Available on Mac and Windows. Use Captain Plugins to write your own Chord Progressions, Hooks, Melodies and Basslines and export to your DAW.
Plus, a free version and changes to the way that you pay for Roland Cloud
An instrument library for Kontakt and Kontakt Player featuring a collection of inspiring sounds for all types of music production.
This Big-screen controller promises a closer hands-on relationship with your effects and instruments.
The art of mastering for CD and DVD evolved directly from the process of "cutting" a lacquer for vinyl pressing, and involves many of the same concepts. But what actually is it ?