From varying note length to applying syncopation, we highlight four versatile strategies for improving the rhythmic qualities of your melodies.
We give you a crash course in music theory, exploring some scales and techniques that’ll help you create original melodies.
We take the age-old phrase “less is more” to new heights by demonstrating how you can create an entire beat using nothing but one sample.
In this video, we explore how we might go about producing a track at a gentle (to say the least) 20 BPM.
We walk through how to sequence MIDI rhythm and lead guitar patterns that are both exciting and convincing.
From exploring syncopation to incorporating pitch bend and grace notes, we overview four useful tips and techniques for crafting melodies.
Let’s apply processing to drill sounds to turn them into synth pads and percussion one-shots that reflect the aesthetic of UK drill.
To put its versatility to the test, we challenged ourselves to try making a full track using nothing but Xfer Record’s Serum.
In this tutorial, we go over the basics of constructing chord progressions for genres spanning pop, house, lo-fi, trap, and more.
In this video tutorial, we show you how to design bass instruments and structure MIDI patterns for a wide variety of genres.
In this video tutorial, we go over how make drum patterns for different genres only using one-shots and MIDI.
Let’s discuss aftertouch, a useful MIDI parameter that can help expand your musical expression.