From powerful filters to emerging AI tools, we cover four free sound design plugins that are great additions to any music producer’s toolkit.
From shape-shifting reverbs to bouncing stereo effects, we explore just a few of the infinite ways you can use automation to achieve unique sounds.
Veteran DJ and producer Erb N Dub breaks down how to design polished drum and bass sounds in Serum in under five minutes.
Learn about the origins of the lo-fi sound, including saturation, wow, flutter, and tape delay—and how the quirks of analog tape machines have translated to the digital domain.
From cutting-edge distortion tools to a lush reverb unit, here are the four newest plugins added to Arturia’s FX Collection 4.
From convolution to multi-band effects processing, here are ten timeless sound design techniques that will help you reimagine your samples.
From mic placement to acoustic treatment, we showcase five production techniques that are fundamental for recording live bands.
In this production tutorial, we try to guess the sources of some of the world’s most innovative and unexpected samples, and then flip them into a beat.
We walk through the major sections and features in Arturia’s Efx Fragments to showcase a few of the many ways that it can bring new life to a sound.
We walk through all of the major sections and features of Steinberg’s Backbone, showing you how to add new layers, sculpt your sounds, and more.
Learn about what a spectrogram is, how to read one, and the unique findings it can uncover about your audio.
Learn about how a phaser works, how a flanger works, and how the two effects can be applied in analog and digital contexts.