Long overdue, but nevertheless it’s here just like every year. This episode contains more uplitfing that progressive, unlike others. Either way, I am very satisfied with this mix and hopefully so will you 🙂Continue reading
(tip: use it constantly)
In this video I demonstrate how to create an acid bassline with as many as 8 different synths:
This includes basic patch, full track mix tips as well as a variety of sound design variations for all subtractive synths that I own.
Yep, hard acid basslines are a commonplace in trance music and also a part of my signature sound. You can hear some in a number of releases like Valor, The Beauty of Darkness, Scythe and grab some freebies like recent 42, Jihad or Inhuman.
Hope you find this video helpful.
For many of you it may be suprising, but for me 2021 was the best year in a long time, and probably the best year ever. I live with a conviction that life can be harsh and one could be always prepared for troubles or accidents. Always do more, achieve more, prepare in advance and save more that you need at the time – so if something goes wrong, you have time and resources to recover. The mere fact you’re doing fine in your life doesn’t mean it will stay the same in the future. As a result, I improved my life (and achievements) in many areas, despite lasting pandemic, crumbling economy and more problems that are not likely to go away anytime soon.Continue reading
Hello, it’s another freebie I share with you as an overdue X-mas present 🙂 Free for download from Soundcloud.
Yep, it’s an unsuccessful attempt at creating melodic and orchestral uplifting trance. Quite a misadventure in terms of composition as I relied too much upon Orb Composer.
Still, it’s a solid production, so maybe sometone with an ear for unusual tunes will find it interesting.
Also, it’s the first and only production where I tried to use Tone2 Rayblaster 2 – an unique synth based on impulse modeling engine, with a very distinct and pleasant sound.
A video for people who keep asking:
– Which synth is the best
– Which synth has best presets
– How to sound like X
– How to learn synthesis etc.
Let it serve the generations of wannabe music producers.
This release in a fine melodic / uplifting trance tune with epic breakdown. Powerful yet smooth, as I wanted.
Also, certainly my best yet. Having done that, I need to tthink about producing some tunes more in line with commercial standards. It’s not a matter of technical skills anymore, it’s a matter of style.
My approach to applying compression across the different parts of the mix.
Posting this overdue review of F.’em – FM synth from Tracktion, which seemingly went under the radar.
It’s a very nice synth with a lot of advantages and features useful in FM synthesis. It’s not perfect, though.
Anyway, it’s the new tool of trade for me.
While I’ve been on holidays in Kenya (absolutely amazing!), another tune got released. Now need to keep the listeners updated 😉
The Beauty of Dakness is a nod to older dark trance anthems that used to be popular in 2000 – 2010 period, but seemingly got forgotten in favour of banging uplifters. Still, Aftertime Records, usually releasing my psytrance tunes, seems to be interested in this kind of sound. So here it is!
Hear it on Spotify or Youtube.Continue reading