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Boards of Canada Pads on NI Massive

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A cool technique that a lot of people miss when sculpting sounds is the idea of an envelope modulating itself. I’ll explain that in a minute. But this a feature that I learned of by designing sounds on the Prophet 08 by Dave Smith Instruments. The idea is that you can make for instance a filter envelope modulate it’s decay, attack, or anything you can think of that’s available. [Read more]

How Do I Make My Mixes Sound More Pro?

I've been asked this question recently several times. And while there are infinite ways to accomplish such things, there are a few common things I've noticed when working specifically with sessions done with software synths from Garageband, Logic, Ableton, etc. Here are some good guidelines: [Read more]

Using The Strymon BigSky Reverb On Your Mixes

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I've been using the Strymon BigSky reverb as one of my main tools for mixing and producing in the studio. In the video below I demonstrate an example of how effective this can be in order to give your tracks more character and space in a mix. This is an excerpt from the band Cacaw. Enjoy! [Read more]