One of the biggest mistakes I see with beginner producers is that they don?t make good use of the stereo field. Taking sounds that sit dead centre in the mix and widening them can add interest, make them feel bigger and give a more professional sound, it?s also a useful tool for making space for other sounds that should be entered, like your kick, snare, vocals and leads.
With so many options to choose from these days, choosing your first DAW can be a tough choice for beginners. In this article we will give a run down on what we believe to be the best music production software available today. We will compare each DAW based on price, features, ease of use, and workflow.
If you’re completely new to EDM production then one of the first things you should learn is very basic music theory. The good news is that in just a few hours you can learn enough to write your first song. In this guide we will go over 5 essential music theory lessons specifically for EDM production.
In this post, I’m going to explain the process used to create 100% original claps that fill out the frequency spectrum, and sound great.
If you want to know how to make a clap in Serum, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we take it a step further to really create a nice thick clap, ready to spice up your next deep house tune.
Having recently embarked upon a journey to build my very own studio at the end of my garden – one of the very first considerations I had to make was how to treat it acoustically… and on a tight budget! The room I am building is a 3.8 x 3m insulated log cabin. With the insulation built into the walls, I wasn’t too worried about soundproofing the cabin. However, a major worry was that the sound would be bouncing and reflecting all over the place, turning the cabin into one giant drum!
Being a frequent lurker on music production forums, I’ve noticed that one of the most commonly discussed problems people have, is the …
So, you have a great song idea, the composition is down and has great potential. You call it a day and prepare for tomorrow’s task: to give your song the mix it deserves!
You wake up bright and early with fresh ears, and absolutely SMASH your first mixdown session, only to find out it sounds weak and amateur compared to some of your favorite tunes.
I’ve been there too, and over many years of trial and error, perfected a few techniques that have improved my mixes by leaps and bounds.
I’m here today to share these techniques, and hopefully, pave the way for anyone looking to improve their own mixes.
After many years of producing most of us will have, at some point, found ourselves feeling bored with the same old …