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It’s an all-out popularity contest!

Two intense, pumping genres with designed for repetition and danceability will fight it out in this blog – who will be the winner?

In the red corner; we have the old school standard Trance, bringing its euphoric melodies and immense synths since the early 1990s.

In the blue corner; we have new kid on the block Electro House, trading in euphoria for sexiness with downright slutty basslines and irresistibly catchy hooks.

Let the battle commence!
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Every producer has their vices.

Whether it’s using the same preset too much, using the same amount of swing on every song (I’m looking at a certain Swedish producer here) or killing prostitutes, there is sure to be something that tarnishes their image.

This article will take a look at the former.   7 of the most overused synth effects in the industry and the culprits that use them.

Here we go – The Seven Deadly Synths.

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It’s a battle of the recording titans!

Two audio recording types with a score to settle – it’s vinyl versus CD – computers versus… uh… not computers.   Who will be the winner?

In the red corner we have Digital audio – the relative newcomer to the scene, appearing in the mid 1970s.   Weighing in with its affordability, versatility and plenty of other words that end in the suffix “-ility”, it’s sure to be a tough contender.

In the blue corner we have Analog audio – the old school veteran of the audio reproduction world, having existed since about 1860 in the form of the snappily-named “Phonautograph”.   Weighing in with its vintage style, warm sound and physically heavy devices, it’s not going down without a fight.

So with the introductions out of the way…

Let the battle commence!

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Hi!   I’m Dave from boyinaband.com.

I’ve just about from history’s worst cold – I lost my voice so I was unable to make any tutorials without sounding even more weird than usual.

I’ve had a load of time resting recently and have come up with a bunch of ideas, I thought I’d share them with you and ask for your input on a few things.

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One of the hardest things for a new producer is to figure out how to EQ – it takes a lot of trial and error and years of experience…

…or you could just follow the suggestions on this list.

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Video games are huge.

Over the past few decades, video gaming has progressed from a few lab coat-clad geeks playing virtual tennis to become the most lucrative industry in the entertainment world – surpassing movies and even the music industry in terms of sales in 2008 – so to any naysayers who still think of video games as a childish hobby, it’s time to crawl out of the rock you’ve been living under.

With that growth established, you might be able to appreciate it a bit more when I say that the music within those games has grown on a par with their popularity – but what happened along the way?   How did we get from piercing sine waves to the epic, interactive musical scores, sound design and dialogue we have today?

It all started with…

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