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Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Audiotuts+.
Whether he's making massive rave jams as Mistabishi or indulging his experimental dubstep side with Lol, James Pullen is never less than exciting and innovative.
No offense dude, because I'm sure you've spent a lot of time (especially judging by that vocal chain) on this, but those vocals don't sound too good - you're overdoing it. Seriously just go back to basics.
If you’re doing a session in Los Angeles and you want your drums to instantly sound great, then your first call is to the Drum Doctors to either rent a fantastic sounding kit, or have your kit tuned. Ross Garfield is the “Drum Doctor” and you’ve heard his drum sounds on platinum recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Metallica, Dwight Yokum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitiz, Michael Jackson and many, many more. Ross was kind enough to sit down for an interview when I wrote The Recording Engineer’s Handbook , but I’ve featured some of his tips in other books as well including The Drum Recording Handbook , The Touring Musician’s Handbook , and The Music Producer’s Handbook .
Synths and DIY
Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life.
In the previous harmony tutorial, The Basic Functions of Harmony , we introduced the idea that harmony is about a balance between tension and release.
Scythe is a free VST for Windows and OS X that brings the GrainBender engine and interface to VST. Just tap the bend button and move any parameter knob to start sculpting your sounds directly in real-time!
Mix Buss compression is usually done in the end of the mixing process at the stereo mix down.
This exclusive SonicTransfer.com tutorial explains how to program a kick drum sound from scratch using a synthesizer.
As you compose music, you quickly realize that some chords just sound right together, and some don't.
Previously we shared a small article about what binaural recordings also known as auditory sound illusions which explained what is binaural recording with a well known example virtual barbershop. This time we would like to share this fantastic list of top 10 binaural recordings of all time. All you need is the flash player installed in your broswer and a stereo headphone.
Sometimes your basic drum pattern just needs some extra spice to bring it up to speed. Adding programmed percussion, or even percussion loops can often be a great solution. Personally I like to mix contrasting drum loops and patterns to get interesting cross rhythms.
This is the seventh and final article in a seven part series on altered chords. In the first part I explained that by lowering or raising a tone of a chord by a half step you can change the color and even the function of a chord. Part 1 looked at altered V chords, Part 2 at altered II chords, Part 3 at altered VI chords, Part 4 at altered III chords, Part 5 at altered VII chords, and Part 6 at altered IV chords.
“All you need is three chords and the truth.” At it’s core, all music can be considered an interplay of tension and release.
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