How To Create Chopped Vocal Bass in 12 Steps

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Alex Holmes shows us how to create chopped vocal bass from a simple vocal phrase to use as the foundation for a track… This fun technique was initially inspired by the track Lightspeed by Errorsmith (the guy that co-designed Razor with Native Instruments). It involves recording a vocal phrase, preferably at a single pitch, and […]

How To Create Trap Hi-Hat Patterns in Logic Pro X

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Erin Barra has a quick fix to help you produce perfect trap hi-hat patterns in Logic Pro X. Here’s how you do it… Trap hi-hat patterns are cool, and lots of contemporary productions call for them. There’s something about the repeated patterns quickly switching from quarter-note triplets to thirty-second note triplets and all the subdivisions […]

How To Fatten Up A Clicky Kick

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Sometimes, a kick or other drum sound you’re using may lack a bit of depth or thump. Adam Crute shows us how to fatten up a clicky kick a using a synth… Big, fat, low-down kick drums are all well and good, but there are times when something a bit higher-pitched, even ‘clicky’, is needed […]

How To: Smartphone Sound Design in 9 Simple Steps

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Where do you go when you’ve exhausted all the usual synth presets and drum sounds and you’re looking to be a little bit different? Dave Gale gets creative with smartphone sound design and demonstrates how you can discover new sounds that you’ll find lying around the house… A few years ago, a well known computer […]

How To – Create Lively 808 Snare Rolls in Logic Pro X

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808 snare drum rolls are a staple feature in dance music, but not all of us have a vintage Roland drum machine at our fingertips. We’re going to take a look at how you can build interesting sounding snare rolls that go beyond the original, using just a single sampled hit. 1. Start by loading […]