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Tips to keep the inspiration

We all know that feeling when we’ve created a great beat .. so we play it for a while and refine it over the next few days and somehow the power of it just ebbs away, somehow it feels like the magic spark has died. The track has slipped through your fingers and it’s lost …

Understanding Amplitude and Filter Envelopes

Most synthesizers have envelopes with four sections or stages, called attack, decay, sustain, and release. You’ll often see these abbreviated as ADSR. You don’t hear the envelope directly — the synth uses the envelope’s shape to determine how one or more other aspects of the sound change over time. The envelope then modifies different parameters …

Inline Sidechain Effects – Ableton Live advanced tips

Sidechain compression is a topic most producers know:  for example sidechaining a kick against a bass. However, you can sidechain for other effects too.  How about an inline side-chained distortion on a kick’s reverb? These sidechain secrets help you create amazing unusual sounds. Get weird deep evolving sounds,  kick drums, and self-sidechaining snares. Check it …

Oscillator Waveforms: Types and Uses – PART I

INTRODUCTION   The other day, one of our Aulart students asked us a very interesting question: What wavesound should be used when creating different synth instruments? (leads, pads, basses, atmospheric sounds, plucks, etc)  We are sure that many of us would love to have a clear guidance on what kind of waveform to start with …

Mastering Compression (Robert Babicz’s Tips)

In this article we are going to have a look at the role of compression in the process of mastering. We will do so from the perspective of well-known and experienced mastering engineer Robert Babicz, and will discover why and how he uses it. In order to learn more about this and other aspects on …