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They say melody is one of the most important elements in a song. Without a great melody, your song won’t feel alive and cannot connect with the audience. If you are a FL Studio user (or else you won’t check this article out), we all can agree that FL Studio has the best piano roll compared to the other DAWs in term of workflow. But are you sure that you’re using to its max potential? Let me show you my TOP 5 life-changing shortcut keys to be used in the piano roll. 1. Ctrl + Up/Down Key Let’s say that you writing a melody for your song but it sounds too low in ..
You have been collecting samples since the beginning of the music production journey. Have you ever imagined the amount of samples which you have been collecting? Sometimes the amount is bigger than we have ever imagine. Find a perfect kick drum is just like finding a needle in the sea. It takes forever. That is why we put on the habit of organizing our sample library. It may be difficult at first because of the size but what it brings is very worthy for doing it. Let me show you the way I organize my sample library. I like to create 2 sections for my sample library: Al..
Is there ever a time when you sit in your studio trying to write or finish music but at the end of the time you realize that you haven’t accomplish what you have planned earlier before the session? I hate when that happens because the amount of work I have put in is not equivalent to the output for my hard work. Sometimes, it is not that you are not working hard enough. It’s that you working smart while working hard at the same time. Hence, I want to share with you guys the top 5 tips that I use to accomplish more during my music writing session. 1. Disable Internet Con..
Have you ever wondered how the amazing producer Snails create his filthy and dirty bass lead? Today I am going to show you how he creates his sluggish bass in Serum by Xfer Records. Steps: 1. Create ICanHasAKick Wavetable Click the pencil icon to open the Wavetable editor. Choose the ‘I can has kickdrum’ formula for the wavetable as shown in the picture. You’ll get a unique wavetable that looks like a kick. 2. Choose Wavetable for OSC B Choose Analog_BD_Sin for OSC B. 3. Setting Up the OSCs Set up both the oscillators..
Future Bounce is another style of music to be aware of since it is gaining its popularity. One of the amazing musical artists that brought up the whole Future Bounce is Mike Williams. Mike Williams is known for his catchy melodies and groovy basslines. Therefore, his tracks are so amazing yet unique at the same time. Today, I am going to teach you how to create his signature sound using Serum from xFer Record. It’s quite simple but it definitely catches your attention when it is being played with bouncy basses. Let’s start. Steps: 1. OSC A First, we are go..
Every time when a dance music has its transition from a drop to its breakdown, you’ll hear an impact sound effect used for the transition. It is often used to create an emotional swing for the listeners. Today, I am going to teach you the fundamentals to create an impact sound effect. Surprisingly, it’s fairly easy to make. Let’s start. Basic Elements: - Kick - Clap - Noise Sweep Down In case you do not know how to create a white noise sweep, you can check it out here. Breakdown: 1. Set Up First, you route all the three elements to 3 ..
Basically, every dance music that you listen to nowadays contains white noise sweeps in certain parts of the songs. It is mostly used in the build-up section to create tension for the transition from the break to the drop. Uplifting white noise sweeps are really easy to make. Today we’ll teach you on how to make one in FL Studio. The things can be applied in other DAWs as well. The picture above shows the overview of the creation of white noise sweeps. 1. White Noise Synthesis Grab any synthesizer that you like and select the noise waveform. In this example, I’ll b..
Ever wondered why that your 808s do not sound as good as the professionals? Making bombing 808s that sound superb on each and every speaker device can be a difficult process to a beginner. Today we will provide you a better understanding of making an 808 in 5 easy steps. It’s feasible to design an 808 in nearly any VST synth that has the ADSR function. For this article, we’ll teach you how to use Serum to design your own 808s. We’ll be developing a very low frequency. Make sure that your sound system is good enough to reproduce those frequencies or else you would possibly have a ..
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