Get a firsthand look into the basics of arranging lo-fi house rhythms, chord progressions, and basslines in Ableton Live.
To put its versatility to the test, we challenged ourselves to try making a full track using nothing but Xfer Record’s Serum.
We explore seven ways to make our tracks more unique, spanning everything from music theory techniques to sound design tricks.
Explore four concepts that will help you add interest to your chord progressions without altering their core structure.
Let’s explore what modular synthesis is and why its principles are worth exploring, regardless of whether you work with hardware or solely within the DAW.
Let’s break down how vacuum tubes work in the simplest terms possible, and discuss why they were (and continue to be) relevant.
We explore how you can build a beat that features string instruments in nuanced and interesting ways.
We uncover the phenomenon that’s behind analog warmth and break down how you can introduce its adored sound to your own music.
Dive deeper into the world of filtering by learning the difference between analog and digital applications and taking a listen to different filter types.
Learn about what parallel compression is and how you can use it to glue your sounds together while preserving transients and dynamics.
Get a firsthand look into the basics of arranging boom bap rhythms, chord progressions, and scratch sounds in Ableton Live.
Let’s talk about what skeuomorphism is, how the principle is applied in audio plugins, and why it still matters in 2021 and beyond.