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Edit the SUCK Out of Your Drum Samples

April 8, 2010

I’ve seen a lot of drum samples. Sometimes, people giving them away or even selling them disregard some very simple things and wind up giving out completely useless samples. Here’s some tips to make sure your drums samples don’t suck it.   Advertisements

Exporting Regions from Edison for EasyMakeSamples

March 6, 2010

Edison’s ‘Export Regions’ function is so useful, I’m angry that I never knew about it until five minutes ago. In a nutshell, if you make a bunch of drum samples or loops or whatever and record them all into Edison one after another, splitting up each loop or sample with a marker and choosing export regions will […]

Harmonic Filtering in Edison

February 20, 2010

Sometimes, you come across a nice sample and think, “Woo! I’m going to rip out that long, sustained saxophone and free it from this boring-arse ambient relaxation music.” But then you notice all the other trills and runs and bird chirps that occupy the same frequency range. Thankfully, Edison’s equalizer is great.

Ring Modulation

January 31, 2010

Ring Modulation is  a strange effect where two audio signals are multiplied together, instead of added together. It sounds friggen weird. Sadly, most VST ring modulators suck.

Parallel Compression

January 30, 2010

Parallel compression is just splitting the drums (or whatever) of track into two paths, leaving one very light and dainty and dynamic, and squashing the living balls out of the other.

Moving Mixer Tracks Around and Other Stuff in FL Studio

January 23, 2010

There are a lot of features and functions in FL Studio that aren’t immediately obvious and aren’t mentioned that much, but are very useful. Finding these things is a great joy to me. Pressing Alt+left arrow or right arrow with a mixer track selected will move it around.

Making Your Own Cheesy Robot Drums

December 29, 2009

A lot of people use drum machine samples for drums in their music (TR-909, 808…) and stress out because their 808 kicks aren’t phat enough and stuff. But really (really!), everyone has heard these sounds, and it might be fun to make your own new and unique drum cheese sounds. If being new and unique […]

Uber Supersaws in Sytrus

December 3, 2009

Supersaw. It’s the sound of growling drum n bass, cheesy anthem trance and southern hip hop, maybe. A bunch of saw waves stacked up and slightly detuned, going in and out of phase with each other. Technically, it’s called unison, and it doesn’t have to be saws. Maybe someday the pulse of modern music will consist of  supersquares. […]

32-bit Audio is Cool, Sometimes

November 30, 2009

I haven’t posted anything in a while, so to start things off again, let’s talk about something that’s pretty dull, but has huge implications. The importance of 32-bit audio. To make it better, there will be probably be a sheep metaphor. This won’t be an incredibly in-depth article, but I’ll let you know what you need […]

Multilinking Controllers in FL Studio

November 20, 2009

Multilinking controllers was a new feature in FL 7 or 8, I don’t really remember, but it’s pretty much just an easy way to link a bunch of knobs on a mid controller to things inside FL Studio. The multilink controllers button looks like a joystick. After pressing it, teaking controls in FL Studio and then pressing it again, […]