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Setting Up DAW Templates (workflow enhancement)

Making templates (in any form) is always a good time saver. So what makes a good template? One important aspect (and much overlooked) is to keep it open – meaning you should not add any colourisation that might not be needed. Sometimes it’s an important part of the work-flow, and you might have some distortion[…]

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Expressionistic Sound design (Amon Tobin on the Haken Continuum)

Amon Tobin has been working on a new album and it promises to contain some very impressive stuff indeed. I have been tinkering arround with X-Y controls in my humble studio, but Amon takes things to another level with the Haken Continuum. Playing his foley recordings, making it in to fragile and expressionistic instruments. Can’t[…]

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Splitting frequencies in Ableton Live

Splitting Frequencies is an important element in getting a fat ominous sound.  Spreading the sound in the stereo field without losing punch, adding FX chains to different bands. It’s all possible with frequency splitting. Imagine using a bass line or other bass heavy sample in a project. You might wanna lose the rumble but excite the mids[…]

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Bass resampling Part 3

While doing my usual routine, lurking on production forums and occasionally posting about production, I got asked to do a tutorial showing my bass resampling technique. [info] Update: A list of granular tools has been added – click here [/info] So I’ve decided to split this up in 3 parts. Next part we will be using massive to[…]

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The Best Free Audio Analyzers

  When doing Sound design or mixdowns, it’s important to know which part of the spectrum is being used by a channel. Working with a analyzer makes it easier to group audio into one channel and control your mix better, without losing an overview. It allows you to work with subtractive EQing on a much[…]

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Bass resampling tutorial pt 2 (Macro automations)

While doing my usual routine, lurking on production forums and occasionally posting about production, I got asked to do a tutorial showing my bass resampling technique. [info] Update: A list of granular tools has been added – click here [/info] So I’ve decided to split this up in 3 parts. Next part we will be using massive[…]