It’s time to put some higher pitched stuff on top of our beat in today’s episodes of the G Funk 7 day song!

Get seriously gangstuh’d up with a painful whirly lead, then chill to some massive, lush sounds for the second part!

Click here for day 3 of the 7 day song on G Funk!

Time to give that subwoofer a work-out with day 2 of the 7 day song on G Funk!

Today we explore the wonders of a funky bassline to ride atop our crushing hip hop beat!

Click here for day 2 of the 7 day song G Funk tutorial!

It’s high time for a new 7 day song, guys!

This month’s is sponsored by the awesome Tyson Willert, check him out at: http://soundcloud.com/tysonwillert

This month’s tutorial is on G Funk, Dr Dre’s genre of choice and a personal favourite of mine!

So put on your baggiest jeans and click here for day 1 of the G Funk tutorial, where I’ll teach you how to make a seriously punchy beat!

Okay, so “everyone” says that hardware is redundant – plug-ins are the way to go, hardware is just extra money for stuff that looks nice, but you could emulate just as well with a computer, right? Wrong. Well, sort of.

You see, hardware often has side-effects. A little bit of extra warmth, excitation or (the word to use where you can’t quite tell what it’s done, but it sounds better) character. Digital plug-ins don’t generally have the same happy accidents when recording with them.

So, without further ado, I present the top 5 pieces of hardware to add that all important character to your sounds… Continue reading »

It’s time to set your mixes to stun! The Phaser and Flanger effects are used to produce a range of interesting sounds on anything from guitars to synths to vocals!

But what are they and how do they work? Let’s take a look… Continue reading »

Drum and Bass is a wild, unpredictable beast.

Just when you think it is dead and gone, it rises up again with more subgenres attacking you from all sides with obscure melodic interpretations on top of the driving percussion. There is no stopping the DnB Hydra.

Let’s take a look at 7 of its most prominent sub-genre heads… Continue reading »

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