Use a compressor with sidechain on a reverb for rhythmic effects. [Read more…] about Sidechain the Reverb
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Timing is what often makes the difference between professional and amateurish sounding material. Timing the reverbs is part of this but easily overlooked.
Time the pre-delay, early reflections and reverb tail to support the rhythm of your track. What I like to do is first make the reverb really loud and solo that together with the rhythm tracks. Then start adjusting. Utilize envelope controls (if any) to take things further.
Remember – good timing doesn’t mean everything has to be 100% tight and spot on. You should rather just go with what feels right.
With the right timing your reverbs will contribute to the overall groove of the track instead of taking away from it.
Next week we’ll be getting a lot more creative with reverb, stay tuned.
Many times after listening to a demo someone sent the first thing in my mind is: Dude… You got some good ideas in there but there’s too much going on. I would make two or three tunes out this.
[Read more…] about Ideas on Ideas
This little music production tip is very simple, but don’t underestimate it’s power. In fact I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised how effective it is if you haven’t tried it before. [Read more…] about Turn Off Your Screen
I started my production career back in 1996 using trackers – mainly Impulse Tracker and Buzz. About 10 years ago I made the switch to Logic – it was version number 4 back then. I’ve worked on other software since then (Cakewalk, Cubase, Ableton Live, Pro Tools) but always felt Logic just works best for what I do. Here is a roundup of things that makes me like it so much.