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Drums are one of main elements of a dance track which give the song its main energy. In dance music, we want our main drums (kick drum, snares & tom) to be in key or sound harmonic when being played with the melody. Today, I am going to show you guys 2 EASY ways to tune your drums without using any 3rd party plug-ins in FL Studio. Before you start tuning your drums, you’ll require to determine the key of your samples. I’ve covered this topic in my previous post about organizing your samples. Click here to read the article. Let’s get started. Edison Method Edison is a..
With all the resources available online provided by sound design companies or people who are just passionate about electronic music, you can easily get access to free project files for certain DAWs like FL Studio and Ableton. Within just a few clicks, you are able to download a project file made by someone who is trying to give back to the music community. They had put in tons of hours crafting the project files to lend beginner producers a hand in learning electronic music production. However, are you utilizing those project files correctly and effectively? I am here to share wit..
We all can agree that the most used synthesizer plug-ins right now are Sylenth1 by Lennar Digital, Serum by xFer Record and Spire by Reveal Sound. With three of these amazing synthesizer plug-ins, you can basically design and achieve almost every trending sounds in the Electronic Music scene at the moment. This is because these three amazing plug-ins are being used by top level music producers like Martin Garrix, Hardwell or Skrillex as well. However, these plug-ins can be a little costly to the starting or up-and-coming producers who cannot afford to pay that huge amount of money just to g..
I am not sure if you have heard of this effect before but this effect is definitely a simple yet effective trick to shape your vocal into a whole new sound. Let me give you an example. In the song “Anytime” by Don Diablo, you can clearly hear the effect in the second break. Click here to listen to it. You will notice there is some kind of tonality in the vocal. It sounds like a hybrid of vocal and synths. A vocoder is a synthesizer that produces sounds from an analysis of speech input. Vocoding is the process of using the frequency spectrum of one sound to modulate the same in another. ..
For those beginners out there, sometimes you might end up with a build-up which contains much more energy than the drop itself in your tracks. I used to have that problem until I discover these 4 simple tricks for build-ups. For a smooth transition between the build-up and the drop, we need to create a contrast between the build-up and drop so that the build-up doesn’t sound more powerful than how the drop sounds. I used to ask myself this question a lot. “How do I make a smooth transition from one section of the song to another while keeping the energy high?” I then discovered th..
When you’re not satisfied with your native DAW plug-ins, you tend to look out for 3rd party plug-ins for the job which it’s intended for. After doing some research on the plugins, we usually come across big companies like Waves or FabFilter which offers superb quality plug-ins. However, they usually come with huge amounts of price causing us not able to afford them. Therefore, you seek solutions by finding free plugins instead but quality isn’t always guaranteed when you download a free plug-in. To help you to solve this problem, I have made a list of my top 5 favourite free mixing plug-ins..
A sidechain compression is basically a compression using an external signal instead of the original signal. If this technique is implemented correctly and perfectly, it allows your drums especially kick and snares to cut through the mix. It also can add great bouncy punch to your low end and sound very musical. But sidechain compression can be done in various of ways. What are the best ones? I am going to show you my TOP 3 methods of doing it in FL Studio. Volume Automation 1. Place the synth loop in the playlist 2. Assign it to a mixer track ..
Just like what the title suggests, what’s better than learning from the professionals or the artists who have been dominating the charts. Therefore, I have gather a few “In the Studio” videos which I learnt or took inspirations from. It’s amazing to see how to big producers write and produce their top tracks so we can grow and progress ourselves as music producers. Here is the massive list of “In the Studio” videos available on the Internet. If you are wondering and extremely curious on how the top producers make their songs so special, then this list is made for yo: Martin ..
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