Types of Audio Effects and Effects Chain Order

In this two part series, we’re going to have a look at audio effects. First we go through the types of effects  as well as best practises for the order in an effects chain, while in the second part, we’ll look at some

Essential Tips for Layering Kicks

In electronic music these days, especially in techno and house, it’s very common to layer kicks. Personally, I hardly ever use this method and prefer getting the one bass drum I use to sound just right. Then again I don’t

Gain Staging in Ableton Live Done Right

Have you ever noticed that a sound is different when you run it through effects at a high or low level? That’s one of the reasons why gain staging is so crucial. However, 80% of the time I’m mixing someone else’s work,

63 In-Depth Synthesis Tutorials by Sound on Sound

Synthesisers are as popular as ever and possibly getting more so every year. If you’re new to synthesis and things still seem a bit daunting, don’t worry. The music magazine Sound on Sound has an amazing long running tutorial series on

Your Track Imagined as a Story or Character

This music production tip is going to be a bit different from what you’d expect. This is less about how to make something sound good, but more about looking at a piece of music from a different perspective. And using

Limit Yourself

While it may sound contradictory, limiting yourself when producing music can give you the creative freedom you need. How? Here are three tips to illustrate how restricting your choices can be very productive.

6 Tricks to Help You Get Out of a Creative Rut

We all have experienced this before. We finally have time to sit down to make music and nothing comes. The creative spark is simply not there. This article tells you different approaches to overcome this creative drought.

Your Discarded Ideas Are a Treasure Trove

One of the things that is vitally important in music production is the ability to edit. To discard anything that doesn’t improve the song or track, regardless of how long you’ve spent on the part. The sounds or ideas might


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