Friday, April 29, 2011

How to make Skrillex's signature talking bassline synth

Today nzmusic101 shows us how to make a Skrillex bassline using Native Instrument's Massive synth. If you like grity, dirty, crunched leads and basslines then you are in for a real treate. Of course if you don't have Massive you can achieve much the same thing in many synths as Oscillators and LFO's are pretty basic essentials to any solid synth, so if you pay careful attention you can achieve much the same result using whatever tools you have available to you.

You may or may not have noticed our site was out of commission the last 3 days.

To briefly explain what happened my email got hacked into and they began spamming all my contacts this set off Google's spam prevention which locked my email account and temporarily shut down our site here. The good news is finally everything is back up and running and we can get back to making music.

Thanks to all our supporters!

- Sean

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fm synthesis in Ableton Operator

If you have Operator chances are you know how diverse this Synth is Interstatejt shows us how to create FM synthesis using Ableton's flagship synth "Operator". Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Serato ScratchLive's Hidden Easter Eggs

Did you know Serato has Pong built in? Or that you can hide track names? Check out the video to see how to unlock these and more.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Novation Twitch overview

NovationTV shows us their brand new DJ controller made to use with Serato Itch, Traktor or Ableton. The main thing you will notice is they did away with the control wheel most Laptop DJ controllers have in favor of a touch strip. The nice thing is this does free up more space for loop point controls and other things but it means scratching, at least in the traditional sense, is not possible.

So what do you think? Like it, love it, or hate it?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ableton Tutorial: Making a Reggae Style Loop

This week Joshua Casper shows us how to make some Reggae.

Here is the link for the sample pack, so you can follow along with this tutorial:

Also check out his site for more info:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Smashing deep dark and dirty tech house track


In a word this track is powerful and also memorable ok that's two words but in the age of countless disposable releases pouring in by the hour, on the hour of every single day, saying that something is memorable, really means something.

A big pulsating bass kick drives this track and drives you to dance, a big old acid synth sound clears the air when it feels like it, and when the high hat finally does come in around the 3:20 mark... the track has you.