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Deadmau5 Cymbal Swell Variations Into Snare Hits

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A friend brought this one to my attention as we listened to some Deadmau5. This is an excellent technique for adding a bit of seasoning to your beats, especially if you find that things are a bit static. Check out the tutorial for some quick sound design on Pro Tools, which will immediately make this tune a lot more interesting. [Read more]

Fabfilter Twin 2 Review

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Here’s a review of Fabfilter’s Twin 2 Synthesizer. I think this synth is superb and has excellent sound quality. It might take a second to get to learn the little quirks of it, hence why I’ve made this tutorial. [Read more]

Analog Clap Sound Design On Ableton Operator

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In this tutorial I’ll be discussing how to design a Clap sound that you can tweak and layer to taste for your tracks. For this example I’ll be using Ableton Live’s Operator. Weird right? I thought so too! In fact I probably would never use this synth to make a clap but I was up to the challenge. Is it possible to do so? The answer is yes. Simply watch the tutorial video and also you can look at my notes below for specifics on what to dial in on Operator. [Read more]

Build Custom Swell Effects and Swoosh Sounds

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In this tutorial I will be crafting a white noise based swell which will help a tune transition from one section to the next. By using an EQ, panning, delay and automatic you can come up with endless flavors that will enhance your transitions. This technique of using heavy automation right before new sections can be also used with other instruments, not just the swell. This video will give an idea of how to implement this technique. Enjoy!

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