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 Mix Your Tracks

Free Tutorials for Garageband, Logic, Ableton and more

I’m just old enough to remember the days before music was recorded with computers. Those were the days when you really had to make sure you got your mix right before even considering mastering. I got into recording as a teenager in the late 80’s and experienced the joy (and misery) of recording on to …

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 …