Tag Archives: music production

How to use Massive’s Stepper

October 18, 2012

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Massive has plenty of powerful tools for sound design and synthesis.  If you’re not familiar with the Stepper, then you will undoubtedly want to be.  The Stepper can be used to modulate any parameter within Massive, but today we’ll use it to construct a vintage gaming melody. Take a listen to the sound we’ll create: […]

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Global Automation in GarageBand

October 13, 2012

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Amongst other things, you can automate global changes in Garageband via the master track.  This could range from simple volume fades to complex filter sweeps.  Rather than drawing in automation for each track in your arrangement, there are times when you can consolidate changes by working with the master track. Today we’ll learn how to […]

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How to Extract a Drum Groove in Ableton

September 29, 2012

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In Ableton you have the ability to take the groove of any audio or MIDI clip and apply it to the groove of your own clips.  This is useful in many situations.  If you stumble on an old breakbeat and really like it, you can drop it into the groove pool and extract it. Here’s […]

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How to Create a Diving Transitional Effect in Massive

September 28, 2012

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Modern electronic music incorporates a lot of quirky effects, so it’s important to have some in your go-to arsenal of sounds. Gear up!  Today we learn how to create a rising transitional effect in Massive. Take a listen to the sound we’ll create: effect

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How to Automate a Wobble Synth in Garageband

September 26, 2012

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Garageband is more capable than most people think it is.  Although simple, it’s still capable of producing quality sounds when in the right hands.  In today’s demonstration we’ll look at how to automate a wobble synth to give it more character and rhythm. Techniques like this are used in top notch dubstep samples produced by […]

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How to Master a Song in GarageBand

September 22, 2012

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Welcome back!  Thanks for joining us here at Samplepacks.ca!  Today we learn how to get a full sounding master mix in GarageBand. We’ll be mastering a loop set from PlatinumLoops’ Dubstep Apocalypse.  If you haven’t check that out already, then be sure to do so. how to master example Getting Started… Step 1 – Add […]

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How to Master a Song in Logic Pro

June 28, 2012

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Typically, good mastering skills are derived from experience more than anything else.  A true mastering engineer can spend years honing their craft.  Luckily for us, technology has made it possible to achieve decent mastering results right from our DAW – all that’s necessary is a little know-how and plenty of practice. First things first…  Get […]

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Ableton Tutorial – How to Route Impulse Pads to Audio Tracks

June 13, 2012

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In our last discussion we covered the fundamentals of working with Impulse – Ableton’s unique drum sampler.  Today we’ll expand upon that and show you how to route the samples within Impulse to multiple tracks. This is ideal when you have drum samples that need some individual effects processing like Equalization or Compression.  Typically, you […]

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Ableton Tutorial – Learning Impulse Fundamentals

June 12, 2012

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Understanding the nuances of Ableton (or any DAW) takes time and effort but is well worth the reward.  In today’s article we look at Ableton’s Impulse drum machine and dive into exploring its features.

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Bass Ducking in Ableton Live

April 23, 2012

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Side-chaining techniques have been around for decades.  Despite their long-standing hold among music professionals, they’re still misused and misunderstood by inexperienced producers and engineers alike.

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