Bitwig 3.3 Beta – What’s new?

Bitwig 3.3 Beta – What’s new? bitwig-3-3-whats-new

I just downloaded the brand new Bitwig 3.3 Beta and it’s some really exciting new additions in there like a new synth device, Polymer, with wavetable support! The Polymer is basically a new synth with an oscillator, sub-osc, filter and envelope pre-setup for you to get started with sculpting your sounds. If you got an […]

Rhythm Timing Exercises – How To Play On Beat

Rhythm Timing Exercises – How To Play On Beat improve_rhythm_and_timing

If you have a hard time playing in time there are several exercises and techniques you can use to improve your timing. These rhythm timing exercises are relevant to any kind of musician or producer. Playing any kind of instrument. Be it finger drumming on the latest Maschine+, MPC or the upright piano. My name […]

Film Scoring For Beginners #4 – Theme Variations

Film Scoring For Beginners #4 – Theme Variations film-scoring-for-beginners-e04-mood-variations

Welcome to film scoring for beginners episode 4. How do you transform an original melody into different moods? Learn music arrangement tricks that I use to awake certain moods in a film score. Film Scoring for beginners #4 In the Film Scoring for beginners episode 4 I show my work process when it comes to […]

10 Best Tips To Help You Finish Your Songs

10 Best Tips To Help You Finish Your Songs 10-best-tips-to-help-you-finish-your-songs

These are my 10 best tips to help you finish your songs and produce your next hit. Learn how to finish writing and producing songs using 10 proven songwriting techniques. 1. Set the whole arrangement before adding the details Flesh out the arrangement early. Add clips for intro, verse, chorus, bridges and outro. This means […]

How to install Alchemy presets in Logic Pro X

How to install Alchemy presets in Logic Pro X How to install Alchemy presets

In this article I will show you how to install Alchemy presets in Logic Pro X. It’s a good idea to keep your Alchemy sound libraries organized. Let’s look at how to install an Alchemy sound library on your Mac. How to install Alchemy presets on your Mac On your Mac, unzip the folders. Copy […]

How to sidechain audio properly

How to sidechain audio properly how-to-sidechain-audio-properly_01

In this article you will learn all about how to sidechain audio properly! Sidechaining, in music, means that you are activating an effect with an alternative audio source. The alternative source is set to a threshold, which when exceeded activates the effect. Most commonly you hear the sidechain effect where the sidechain is used to […]

Beatmaker VICE Synthwave plugin by UJAM

Beatmaker VICE Synthwave plugin by UJAM Beatmaker Vice Ujam

UJAM has a broad line of electronic drum plug-ins with the Beatmaker suite of plugins. Beatmaker VICE is the drum machine plugin specialized in the sounds of the 80s. If you are looking for instantly usable Synthwave / Retrowave beats this plugin comes loaded with pre-recorded midi loops. Furthermore, you get a full set of […]

FREE kids apps for iOS during Coronavirus lockdown

FREE kids apps for iOS during Coronavirus lockdown free ios apps during coronavirus lockdown

We decided to make all our iOS (iPad / iPhone) kids apps free for two weeks so your kids can have something educational & fun to play with! The offer is available until 2020-03-28. Please note that we also have apps for Mac OSX. It’s a tragic world-wide situation with Coronavirus COVID-19 rapidly spreading. Many […]

Dodge Pro review – volume shaping plugin

Dodge Pro review – volume shaping plugin Dodge Pro review

Duck, because here comes Dodge Pro. 😉 We can all agree that side-chaining and volume gating is essential in music. If you want a really impactful mix you need to balance that kick & bass to be just right! When done right the mix sounds much more powerful! Dodge Pro review I recently reviewed the Dodge […]

Music Theory Everyone Should Know – Chord Progression tips!

Music Theory Everyone Should Know – Chord Progression tips! Music theory everyone should know - Chord Progression Tricks

Music Theory Everyone Should Know. Today I want to talk about the foundation to get some smooth sounding chord progressions. Importantly we will talk about voice leading and chord inversions. Furthermore, we look at how to add color to the chords. We give those simple triads flavour and impact. All is explained in the chord […]

How to compose Pirate music for games

How to compose Pirate music for games How to compose pirate music in Studio One

In this article we look at how to compose Pirate music for games! Let’s break down a Pirate game loop I produced for Peak Games. We work with Studio One, but you can basically use any DAW to replicate this kind of music as long as you have the right samples. Importantly, we look at […]