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How to Create a Growling Bass in FM8

July 2, 2012



FM8 is a powerful synth capable of creating many types of sounds.  One of its main strengths is the ability to create a plethora of dirty bass sounds, which is a big part of why it has been popular over the last year or so.  It also doesn’t hurt when a major artist like Skrillex […]

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How to Create a Nintendo Coin Drop in Massive

May 22, 2012


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The Nintendo coin drop (as we like to call it) is an iconic gaming sound.  Recently, these type of classic, arcade-ish sounds have become a cool way to spice up your electronic productions.  Go on YouTube and search the phrase Nintendo remix – you’ll see exactly what we mean. (more…)

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How to Create a Skrillex Snare

May 13, 2012



The ‘Dubstep snare’ is a punchy, over processed sound that really hits you in the chest.  Big time artists like Skrillex and Koan (amongst others) use this type of snare sound all the time.  There are many of ways of creating it, but we’ll take a simplified approach that will get us in the ball […]

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How to Create a huge Pluck Sound in Massive

April 6, 2012


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The pluck sound became popular in early House music and has slowly made its way into all forms of electronic music.  In terms of synthesis, it’s not a complicated sound to create, but showing some attention to detail can go a long way. In today’s walkthrough, we’ll  look at how to create this huge pluck […]

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How to Create a Sweeping Pad in Massive

March 18, 2012



Sweeping synthesizers can be seen in all forms of electronic music. They can also be used for many different purposes.  Most of the time you will find them in transitional elements of a song (breakdowns and build-ups). One way to create a sweeping synth is to route an LFO to a filter cut-off.  Today we […]

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