Sound Design

  • Sound Design
    Making Kicks in AbletonPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make kick drums in Ableton. In addition, I'll be using sampling and synths.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Sound Design With TyrellN6Preview
    In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate TyrellN6, a freeware instrument plug-in with several sound shaping features, for making virtual analogue synthesised sounds.Read More…
  • Ableton Live
    Using Voxengo BoogexPreview
    In this lesson we are going to use Boogex to color instrument channels in Ableton. We will use it on drums, bass, lead, pad, vocal and piano. The vocal and piano part is a separate song in the session.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Making Sounds With ZebralettePreview
    In this lesson I will show you how to make a short music piece using the Zebralette instrument in Ableton. After listening back to the song, I found that the mood and the sounds got a bit of earlier electric breaks feel, although it wasn't a conscious decision. I will program leads, pad, bass, and fx track for the composition.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Using Sound Plugins EffectivelyPrev image
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use a number of different plugins, from Variety of Sound, for mixing purposes to make your finished work really stand out. They are not only useful tools, they are free.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Designing Sounds With Ableton CollisionCollision preview image
    In this tutorial I will make simple sounds with the Ableton Collision instrument. I will program drums, lead, bass and an exotic sound. This lesson is a great starting point to practice this type of synthesis, though a minimum understanding of subtractive / virtual analogue synth is recommended.Read More…
  • Ableton Live
    How to Create a Track With Synth1Preview image
    In this lesson I will show you how to make a short music piece with the Synth1 instrument using Ableton as the DAW program. I will show you how to program two leads, a pad, a bass, a snare, a hihat, and an fx track for the composition.Read More…
  • Ableton Live
    Creating an Energetic Instrumental Trance SongProject 400 277
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make an instrumental trance song. The melody was influenced by a lead synth of a remix competition of which artist was the techno maestro Glimpse, who has his own label called Glimpse Recordings and who had been also featured in modern music production magazines.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    How to Create a Progressive Christmas SongProg xmas preview
    In this tutorial I will show you how to make a progressive version of Silent Night, using melodic instrument tracks, drum samples, and loops.Read More…
  • Logic Pro
    Using Arpeggiators in EDMArpeggiatorpreview
    In this tutorial we'll show you how to use arpeggiators to create music. We'll show you two different approaches: using your synth's internal arpeggiator, and using a separate plugin, which is handy if your synth doesn't have an arpeggiator. In this tutorial we'll be using Access's Virus TI synth, but other software should work in a similar way.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Subtractive Synth Basics Part 8: Interactive ModulatorsModmatrixpreview
    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this quick tip I'll show you how to use multiple modulators to modulate one another. We'll be using Logic Pro's ES2 synth.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    The Virtual ConsolePreview
    A rundown of the two most popular virtual consoles; complete with explanation of parameters and A/B sound testing.Read More…