Synths are like a good meal – no matter how well made they are, if they’re too dry then they won’t be quite as satisfying.

So how do you stop your synths from violently poking out of the mix? Reverb is the answer! Let’s delve into it and find out why… Continue reading »

While Drums and Bass are often the foundation of a good recording, the vocals are what the average ear will be following, and if they are punctuated with plosives and saturated with sibilance then even the least experienced listener will know something is dodgy!   Avoid those easy mistakes and improve your vocal takes with these 5 simple methods…

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I’m back in the swing of making tutorial videos!

I’ve been writing loooads of dance and trance lately so I thought for a change of pace I’d do a bit of the ol’ hip hop!   That high pitched almost painful lead effect found in the old school gangstuh rap is now yours to command!

Just head over here for the tutorial!

The Kaoss Pad:   It’s a massively popular tool.   From the clunky original KP1 to the more streamlined(ish) KP2 and now with the fully customizeable KP3, it has consistantly provided an innovative way to add effects and quick shot samples to electronic music.   Even Matt Bellamy had to attach one to his guitar – so what we’re sorting out once and for all here is the answer to the question:

“Is it worth it?”

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The MPC1000, being a massively versatile sampler, has a ton of effects on it (Even more with the upgraded JJOS), and two sliding controllers with which to operate these live.   However, the Kaoss Pad, apart from looking a lot more impressive, has got even more cool features that make it worth using in conjunction with the  MPC1000.   Here’s how I connect it in my electronics setup.

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My second tutorial video has been uploaded!

Video Tutorial – Making a Hard Hitting Dance Beat in Reason

Someone commented the youtube video saying they wanted to know how to make the beat, and so I have obliged ^_^

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