How to Create a Gated Synth Using Volume Envelopes

How to create a Gated Synth in Logic

The gated synthesizer has slowly grown popular largely from its use in electronic music. Over time it has made its way into nearly every form of popular music you can think of. – from bubble gum Pop (as I like to call it) to southern Hip Hop. Learning to create and use gated synths effectively …

How to Build Your Own Hip Hop Drum Library

Build Your Own Hip Hop Drum Library

In the Hip Hop world, drums are everything. They can make or break a song. A bangin’ kick and snare combo is the driving force behind a Hip Hop hit. As a producer, this means you need easy access to quality drum sounds in your productions, especially if you plan to be efficient. If you …

How To Create Lush Hip Hop Horns

How to Create Lush Hip Hop Horns

If you’ve ever tried to arrange some cool sounding horns using your DAWs software instruments, you’ve probably discovered that they are a poor substitute for the real thing. With this article we show you how to get better results out of your soft synth horn samples so that they sound as good as they possibly …

How to Create a Vocal Stutter Effect

How to create a vocal stutter effect

Lets gear up. Today we learn how to create the vocal stutter effect that is so prevalent in modern pop and dance music. I will be working in Logic but you can accomplish this effect in any decent DAW. Here is a quick example of how we’ll be using the effect on a vocal. (Beat …

How A Good Engineer Should Prepare For A Recording Session

How a Good Engineer Prepares for a Recording Session

Preparing for a recording session is not quantum physics. Nor do you have to be Einstein to figure it out. With a little preparation and attention to detail you can easily put yourself in a position to have great recording sessions time and time again. If you’re new to this procedure (which is probably the …

DAW Sequencing Tips

DAW Sequencing Tips

This article attempts to explain a few sequencing techniques that are popular in modern music. While there are many ways to achieve these sounds we cant list them all so this is a condensed list of methods and instructions that should get you on the right track. This article explains techniques in Logic but the …