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Declan McGlynn, Nov 19, 2014 NI’s Rounds is one of the brand new synths in Komplete – an analogue/digital hybrid triggered by a unique Voice Programmer sequencer. It’s a powerful plug, capable of unique,
Declan McGlynn, Nov 17, 2014 Through remixes, releases, DJ sets and his Mixmash Records label, Laidback Luke has become one of the figureheads of dance music. Through his production forum he harboured the likes of Avicii,
Declan McGlynn, Nov 11, 2014 Native Instruments Rounds is a brand new sequenced synth plugin that runs in Reaktor and is part of Komplete 10. While the plugin is capable of unique and evolving sounds, its interface can be initially confusing. Along with our NI Sound Design instructor Dan Herbert we created a new series of videos looking at what Rounds is capable of and
Nov 10, 2014 Vocals are one of most organic elements you’ll find in music and are therefore one of the most important, and most difficult aspects to get right. When making electronic music, mixing vocals can be even more difficult as you try to balance a dynamic, organic sound with mostly sampled and consistent sounds. Don’t worry though, as always Point Blank is
Declan McGlynn, Nov 05, 2014 NI’s new Komplete Kontrol software and associated S-series keyboards have been lighting up the internet and studios around the world with their signature light-guide keys. In a new two-part video, we looked deeper at Komplete Kontrol, both the software and the controller keyboard, to find out how it could revolutionise your work flow.
Declan McGlynn, Oct 28, 2014 Komplete Kontrol is a new software from Native Instruments that combines the power of their mammoth production suite into a free, easy to navigate library software. Harnessing the power of Komplete
Declan McGlynn, Oct 21, 2014 Even if your drums are perfectly programmed, they’ll fall flat in the club without the right mix. In part one and two of our Drum Production and Sound Design in Ableton Live video, we looked
Declan McGlynn, Oct 17, 2014 Moon Boots aka Pete Dougherty is one of dance music’s most reliable producers, consistently producing killer remixes and releases on one of the hottest imprints around – French Express. His remix of Chvrches The Mother We Share was an instant classic, combining a retro synth touch with beautiful chords and sounds. We wanted to hear
Declan McGlynn, Oct 14, 2014 While more musical elements like toms, congas, bells and percussion clearly need to be in tune with the rest of your track, it might not be immediately obvious how important it is to tune your kick
Declan McGlynn, Oct 11, 2014 Distortion is often a confusing term. Because it has negative connotations like clipping and digital distortion, it’s often thought of either as a negative aspect of a mix, or something that can only be used to the extreme. The reality is that distortion is one of the most flexible tools for producers. It can generate harmonics – giving
Declan McGlynn, Oct 07, 2014 Ableton Live is renowned for its sampling creative capabilities, excelling at quickly allowing you to put ideas together with drag-and-drop ease. Throw in Live’s Impulse and Drum Rack