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How to use the Choke feature in Ableton’s Drum Rack

June 4, 2012

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There are many things you can do to give a sequenced drum groove more of a realistic feel.  Among them, is the ability to ‘choke’ your hi-hat samples so they emulate how a real drummer switches between an open hat and a closed hat. Choking is the use of triggering one sample to cutoff another […]

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How to use Automation to Create Space for your Kick Drum

May 24, 2012


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Creating a harmonious kick-to-bass relationship is often the hardest thing to get right in a mix.  This has a lot to do with both parts commonly sharing a lot of the same frequencies.  Without some TLC, the typical end result is either a bass that drowns out your kick, or extreme spikes in volume where […]

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How to Make a High Pitched Wobble Synth

May 10, 2012


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Need a dirty high-pitched wobble for your next Electronic smash?  We’ve got you covered.  Today’s article will walk you through a step-by-step process for creating this type sound in NI’s Massive. Take a listen to the audio example we’ll recreate: hi_pitch_wobble_4 This sort of high-pitch wobble is becoming very popular in Complextro and Dubstep music.  […]

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