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Category Archives: Tutorials

Improve your transitions with these 4 creative effects

Transitions between different sections of a track are key to its development, since they help the music flow when they’re properly executed, but certain arrangement and structure decisions can make this process a bit more complicated. Some people use sampled based effects from libraries, such as sweeps, risers, downlifters and so on, and they are …

Discovering your new loop interface plugin: MOMENTUM

Do you use a lot of samples when producing your music? Then you really must have Momentum by Big Fish Audio as your plugin to make the most of them.  This plugin is a powerful loop transformation platform that allows you to slice, stretch, change the key, rearrange, and compose from multiple samples and sources, …

5 Easy Tips for a Lo-fi Sound (Using free plugins)

Feeling like creating looser, more relaxed beats today? Well we feel the same, so we’ll be sharing some of our favourite tips and free plugins to achieve an easy, lo-fi sound for your next track. It’s the perfect time to leave perfection behind and just chill, letting inspiration and little accidents bring magic to your …

How to give bass presence without distorting your track

After publishing our previous article “Tips for mixing kick and bass”, where we made a summary of some interesting tips from our instructors to mix these two elements during the same production phase, we did a small survey on instagram to ask you what you found more difficult, mixing the kick or mixing the bass. …

Tips for mixing Kick & Bass

You are creating a new track and you start to try kicks and bass sounds. You already have your bass line written or maybe you are waiting for its sound to inspire you and determine the notes that make it up. The point is that you start to adjust parameters and, almost without realizing it, …

Create a Snare in Ableton Live

Snare sounds are notoriously difficult to choose, and to fit into a mix, so why not create your own with total sonic flexibility? Using this simple tutorial you will be able to make your own synthesized snare drum which is totally flexible so that you can tweak it to suit your tracks.   How to …