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.
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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.
Kaelin Ellis brought his beat to veteran producer and instrumentalist SW8VY to build it into a full song in Ableton Live.
We walk through the three levels of sound design, the techniques that comprise them, and how to apply them to your own productions.
Learn about what granular synthesis is and how you can use the technique to create immersive soundscapes out of deceptively simple one-shots.
Let’s create our own monster sounds from scratch via two different approaches: synthesis and recorded audio.
From wavetable tricks to workflow insights, Tracey Brakes shares five invaluable tips on synthesis and sound design that she learned from using Xfer Record’s Serum.
From using loops as-is to cutting them out of your final track entirely, here are four different ideas for how you can apply samples in your music.
We explore the 8 levels of 808s, spanning everything from basic sustains and glides to uncharted realms of 808 enlightenment.
We examine the key characteristics of lo-fi music and explore how you can achieve the style’s distinctive sound.
Learn about what binaural audio is, how it works, and why it’s a technique that’s gaining popularity across different musical (and non-musical) contexts.
Experimental producer, sound designer, and educator sv1 shares four key lessons around sound design and creativity.