1. Divination - Shot in the Dark (Original Mix) [Yellow Sunshine Explosion] An outstanding 8 minute progressive production. Divination has really nailed the production of the clean synths and filtered acid sounds. I love the dark, atmospheric feel and progressive energy. This track worked so well warming up a festival crowd on a thumping sound system. Buy from Beatport 2. Normalize - Fourth Dimension (Original Mix) [Prog On Syndicate] Another pure class Progressive and clean sounding…
I love trying new free plugins, so I've compiled a list of my favourite essential free VST effect plugins and summarised why I like them and what they are good for. 1. S(m)exescope. * Essential for waveform monitoring before mixdown * Identify problems early on in the mix, saving time later * Easily monitor compression output Download S(m)exescope 2. Molot Compressor * Molot "Hammer" in Russian * Sharp hammering, hard compression * Adds colour to sound * Difficult to tweak, but works well…
I have bought myself a number of VST instruments, some cheap and some expensive and I love them all, but I also have a few free instruments in my collection. It's obvious that the paid for ones are really good and will do everything that the free ones will do, so why do I have the free ones in my collection? For starters, simplicity. I like the simplicity of the free ones. I find they are a lot easier to learn than the more complex VST's. Another factor would be CPU usage. As they are smaller…
Choosing an Audio Interface is one of the most important decisions I've made on purchasing hardware for my studio. I have been through 3 audio interfaces now and noticed the difference in sound quality in each one. All producers who are just starting out will have to make a decision of which audio interface to invest in, so I am going to share my experiences and advice on what to consider. The main things that come into consideration are budget, size, mobility and sound quality. If you are…
For many years I have struggled with getting good, powerful sound quality in my productions but I have learned many techniques which have helped me improve my production process. Sound quality comes from experience, so I'd like to share some important things to help out any producers who want to take their tracks to the next level. If you are releasing top sellers, then I guess this article is not for you. 1. Creating & tuning the kick Some producers sample kicks from other tracks to save…