Production

01

Aug'20

5 Ways to Start a New Song From Scratch

How do you start a new song from scratch?It's something that so many producers struggle with, even the really good ones.So don't worry if you ever feel stuck or uninspired because you're not alone.Let me start by saying that there's no right or wrong when it comes to how to start your track.  Start with anything that inspires you.  It could be a drum loop, preset, midi file, or a melody you have in your head.Inspiration can come from so many places, and you can use any or all of them to get started.1.  Vocals Vocals are one of the …

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16

Mar'20

Justin Bieber Intentions Lead Sound Design

Learn how to make the lead sound (pluck) from Justin Bieber's Intentions in Sylenth 1.  In the video we use Sylenth 1 to create the lead sound and add simple effects to make it sound just like the original.  You can also use any free synth to design the sound. Helm is an excellent free synth that works in any DAW and on any system, MAC or Windows. Download Helm synth here

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18

May'18

How to Produce an EDM Track in Under a Day

Learning how to produce electronic dance music (EDM) is hard. Wrestling with your DAW (that’s the software you use to produce), creating melodies and basslines, figuring out plugins and how to use them, it can get frustrating really fast. But if you’re smart and able to use the many tools and resources that are available out there such as loops, samples, construction kits and the thousands of tracks available online by other producers, then trust me, you’ll be able to produce amazing tracks in no time. Realistically, you can have a track produced, mixed and mastered in less than 24 …

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20

Oct'17

The Better Way to Use EQ and Why You Might Be Doing it Wrong

When it comes to mixing and mastering electronic music, EQ is one of your most powerful tools. The problem is that it can also be your worst enemy if you don’t use it right.   You’ve probably heard people telling you to cut more and boost less with an EQ.  This video will go into why that’s good advice and how it applies to a mastering situation. Check it out.

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18

Aug'17

How to Design Perfect Plucks Every Time

When it comes to electronic dance music production, few things come close to the pluck sound.  The humble pluck is the backbone of so many different genres and finding or designing a good one is like finding a pot of gold.  While there are so many good pluck presets for every synth you can think of, from Massive to Sylenth 1 and everything in between, nothing beats designing your own pluck sound from scratch.  It’s quick and easy and there are so many ways you can add your own style and create your signature sound.  It just takes a little …

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05

May'17

How To Turn Ableton Live’s Simpler Into a Powerful Synth

Do you sometimes wonder how some producers come up with totally unique sounds you’ve never heard before? Ableton Live’s simpler can help you come up with your own crazy sounds.  It’s a powerful plugin.  It might not seem like it but it is.  You might only use it to drop samples in your track but there’s so much more you can do with it. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to turn simpler into an awesome synthesizer.  What’s so amazing about this is that you can literally come up with thousands of completely original sounds.  Your entire sound library …

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