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.

Freebie: Warmonger – 42

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.

The Realm Never Dreamed out now!

This release in a fine melodic / uplifting trance tune with epic breakdown. Powerful yet smooth, as I wanted.

Beatport
Juno
Apple Music

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.

New freebie: Jihad

Hello, it’s time for another giveaway!

“Jihad” is a dark and heavy trancer at 140 BPM, featuring authentic arabian instruments. Especially the flute is a star of the show.

I decided to give it away as no label has shown interest in it over last 2 years ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Apparently labels these days are not into dark tunes in general.

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.

Beatport

Juno

Apple Music

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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