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 […]

Synthwave tutorial – Gelhein – Shields Up

Synthwave tutorial – Gelhein – Shields Up Synthwave Tutorial in Bitwig Studio

In this Synthwave tutorial video I take you through the production process of making the track “Shields Up” released in 2018. Ever wanted to travel back to the (glorious!?) 80’s and make some smooth music of the time? We have a whole “wave” of genres depicting some of the lovely smooth sounds of the time. […]

Lo Fi sample pack – Analog Coast Kit

Lo Fi sample pack – Analog Coast Kit Analog Coast Kit - Lo-Fi Sample pack

The Analog Coast Kit – Lo-Fi sample pack contains a gritty collection of sounds created with the analog Make Noise 0-Coast synth. The perfect Lo-Fi beats sound companion. If you need dusty raw analogue percussive sounds for your music productions, this is the pack for you! Analog Coast Kit comes with punchy kicks, claps, snares, […]

Jamuary 2020 with Digitakt tips

It’s Jamuary 2020! A great opportunity to sharpen your jam performance skills. Build confidence for sharing your music on social media. Take some time to learn the new music gear you acquired in december. Join in on the creative community fun and share your music with us! My music videos for Jamuary 2020 Here are […]

Bitwig Vocoder Like Imogen Heap

Bitwig Vocoder Like Imogen Heap Bitwig Vocoder like Imogen Heap's Hide and seek

In this new video we explore the new Vocoder plugin in Bitwig Studio 3.1.1. The Vocoder effect can be used to harmonize your monophonic vocal lines into big lush choirs like you hear in Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek” song. Download the Bitwig Studio 3.1.1 Vocoder Project & Presets: Download Bitwig Preset Pack Hope you […]

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