(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.
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.
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.
Watch how latest AI-powered plugin creates trance melodies for me:
This video answers the question: How to boost high frequencies without ruining the mix.
Ableton rack in question: link
By the way, the channel is growing. More than doubled the number of subscribers this year – more content to follow!
From this video you will learn why and how to sidechain a reverb with your lead.
An important topic and indispensable part of my workflow. You shouldn’t just turn anything on if it’s making teh sound louder, but not better. Gain staging is also mentioned.
The channel is finally growing and people stay watching videos for much longer. I think this is going somewhere!
This time – simple and straightforward video about how to add variety to hi-hats and still fit them in the mix: