How to make acid basslines

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.

Scythe is out now!

Another month, another release. This time on Sampler 006 thanks to friendly label Mindlifing Bundles (part of Tecnomind Music).

This one is a bit dark melodic tune that for some reason reminds me of 80’s synthpop. Either way, it flows nicely. Finally nailed it.

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The Making of: Full Moon Remix

The remix of “Full Moon” by Matthias Bishop got quite some range and positive feedback. It was also an occasion to record a video about sound design for this track. The video is my most popular episode on Youtube by far, go check it out:

Recorded back in the summer, recently edited with great (and free!) DaVinci Resolve 16. That certainly is quite an advancement since early episodes, but I won’t stop here!

The Video features Reaktor Blocks, now with awesome Toybox expansion which suddenly became my favourite tools of trade. Feels nice to use, looks great, but most importantly, sounds gorgeous. Indeed there’s something about all these “analog” and analog emulations.

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Matthias Bishop – Full Moon (Warmonger Remix) is out!

A second remix for producer and label owner Matthias Bishop. This time it’s meant to be funky and progressive, but ends up with familiar uplifting lead. The only 138 trancer in this single, as you might have expected:

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Grab it now and enjoy the music!

The Making of: Suntasia Remix

Today let’s take a closer look on Remix of Suntasia by known Marce De Buur, for a request of my home label Tecnomind Music.

Luckily the remix request came soon after lockdown in Poland. My company sent everyone for (paid) vacation so I had a couple of extra weeks I could spend on anything – of course the best option was to make some music. So I sat down and worked every day, finishing it in about three weeks. Which is quick related to normal release schedule – been waiting months for other remixers to complete their task 😛

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Marc De Buur – Suntasia (Warmonger Remix) out now!

Uplifting, banging, with beautiful break. A little of awesome for everyone 🙂

Finally got to remix Marc De Buur – an artist than I personally respect (and knew before to begin with). Sky is the limit!

Get it now on:

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Studio Updates

Having quite some money but no life whatsoever, I made some upgrades to my studio setup over last few months.

Neutron 3 Advanced from my favourite company iZotope has been a tough choice, but everything that speeds up workflow at least by a little margin is always welcome. This one features multiband Transient Shaper with nice display to replace proven, but simple NI Transient Master with something more streamlined. The same is true with multiband Gate plugin. A completely new tool in my arsenal would be Sculptor, which seems to be multiband dynamics + EQ hybrid requested myself in one of user polls some years ago. Simple controls, but does wonders.

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Finally purchased a D16 plugin (with money – got all others free). This is Godfazer, multi-purpose phaser tool with a plenty of algorithms and controls for every scenario. Subtle or extreme, classic or avant-garde, periodic or dynamic – you name it. In particular, stepped phaser is something I always needed for uplifting trance basslines. So far only Hybrid 3 got it.

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