Vocal Samples: The Complete List of Packs (2022)

Looking for the perfect vocal sample can be a chore… 😪 but once you find the perfect vocal, it can change your entire track. Whether you’re writing trap, future bass, or house – quality vocal samples are essential for those anthemic tracks. And even if your track is not a vocal-led track, adding snippets of […]

How To Use Chorus, Flanger & Phaser Effects in EDM

Chorus, flangers, and phasers… You’ve surely seen these effects in your DAW before, but can you tell what they do? They’re much less common than, say, reverb of delay – but they’re powerful effects for sound design. And they all work in a similar way, but with subtle differences. So let’s explore what sets these […]

Reverb: The Ultimate Guide For Music Producers (2022)

Reverb

Reverb is one of the first effects producers learn to use. And why wouldn’t they? Reverb instantly adds depth and emotion to any sound. But if you’re not careful, you can fall into the trap of “just adding reverb” – which is the quickest way to destroy your mix. So it pays to understand it […]

The Delay Effect: A Powerful Tool For Electronic Music

The delay effect is probably the most famous effect of all. Its echoing result is instantly recognizable and can add depth and emotion to your music. But apply it too much or with the wrong settings and it can destroy your mix. In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of delay. We’ll look at the […]

Synth Bass: 9 Crucial Bass Sounds You Need To Know

Bass sounds are one the most important pillars of electronic music. In fact, entire genres have been defined by certain bass sounds. And the number of sounds out there is literally infinite. But there are a few ones that have stood the test of time. In this article, I’ve gathered some of the most popular […]

Phase Cancellation: How To Avoid Weak Mixes

Phase Cancellation

Phase cancellation is a problem every producer will run into someday. You may have phasing issues in your music and not even realize it. It’s more subtle than “too much reverb” or “not enough bass”. It can be hard to hear and even harder to fix (if you don’t know what you’re doing). And it […]

Vital Presets: The Best Free & Paid Packs in Any Genre (2022)

Vital Presets

Vital has been a game-changer synth since its arrival in 2020 – but finding presets can be tricky. Unless you have a paid tiers, your choice of presets is limited. And even though we encourage people to design their own sounds, sometimes you just want some good presets to get you started. In this post, […]

ADSR Envelopes: How To Creatively Sculpt Your Sounds

Ever come across the term ADSR, but weren’t sure what it meant? ADSR stands for Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release. And it forms the basis of all synthesis and sound design techniques. Although it can seem daunting at first, the concepts are really simple to grasp. If you are just starting your sound design journey, you have come to […]

Writer’s Block: 7 Tricks to Overcome Your Creative Enemy

Writer’s block is a well-documented condition with many different causes. It happens when the “author is unable to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown”. And the longer it lasts, the more frustrating it can become. “As a writer, a blank page will humble the hell out of you. It always does, and it […]

Collab Bro? 9 Crucial Tips For Collaborating With Other Artists

“Collab Bro“? Hang around music producers long enough, and you’ll get a few of those in your DMs. However, “Collab bro?” is much more than just a meme. Collaborations can help you learn faster, grow your audience and finish more tunes. But it has to be done right. In this article, we’ll explore: the benefits […]

Noise Gates: How To Clean Up Your Mixes (Like A Pro)

For all the talk about compressors and limiters, noise gates are a lesser-discussed topic in electronic music. But a noise gate could actually be the key to unlocking a cleaner mix. Although they are mostly used during live recordings, they can also help remove noise and muddiness in your productions. In this guide, we will […]

Vital Synth: The Last Guide You’ll Ever Need (2022)

Some have called Vital the successor to Xfer Serum. Released in November 2020, it is one of the most intuitive synth plugins on the market. And it’s free. You read that right. So what makes Vital so special? In this guide, we will go through everything you need to know to create the most amazing […]

Latency and CPU: 9 Tips To Optimize Your DAW Performance

We’ve all been there. You’re listening back to your tune in your DAW, checking the mixdown when suddenly everything cracks and stutters. Sound familiar? Then you’re probably having CPU issues. Your computer specs set the limits of what your DAW is able to process. However, there are many steps you can take to optimize your […]

Subtractive Synthesis: The Complete Guide for Music Producers (2022)

Subtractive synthesis might sound like an obscure concept to you. Yet, it is one of the essential building blocks of sound design. And although it might seem overwhelming at first, it doesn’t have to be that way. This is why we’ve made this guide for you. Together we’ll run through: What subtractive synthesis is How […]

Audio Filters Explained: Low-Pass, High-Pass and Beyond

Audio Filters

Audio filters are one of the most essential tricks in the producer’s toolkit. When used efficiently, they can provide clarity and space to your mix. However, it can be easy to over-complicate the use of filters and get lost in the terms. In this guide, we’ll tackle: What an audio filter is The basic parameters […]