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Video Tutorial: Subtractive Synthesis Explained

Friday, September 14th, 2012

This video tutorial is related to an article I wrote here a few years ago. It’s a brief explanation of the principles and schematics of the most common synthesis method: Subtractive. Oh yeah, it’s time to learn!


Learn How To Mix In 3D: Steve Hillier Tips on Mastering Reverb

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Master the use of reverb and your lifeless, two-dimensional mix will become a three dimensional panorama, says Steve Hillier.

Things that people do wrong with their music:

1. Write a composition starting with the drums. This is madness. Can you imagine Lennon and McCartney waiting for Ringo to set up his drum kit before writing their next Beatles smash? Obviously not.

2. Compress everything. At least twice. Anyone doing this in their mixes should stop now. Modern DAWs have an internal dynamic range that’s comparable to a pin dropping versus the sound of the big bang. Try using it, rather than squashing your music to the flatness of a pancake being sucked into a black hole . Compressors are like guns…only the sane should ever pick one up.

3. Use reverb badly, or not at all…

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Massive Wobble Bass for DnB & Dubsteb

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

This tutorial requires the VST/AU Plugin Massive from Native Instruments