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Live Online Synthesis Workshop with Brandon Smith

Live Online Synthesis Workshop with Brandon Smith

Do you struggle to make thick, evolving bass lines like those made by producers like Noisia? You're not alone. Scores of producers create simple, generic bass lines that sound thin and don't hold the interest of their listeners. In modern dance music heavy, aggressive bass lines dominate the mix and shake the earth. Sadly bass sounds that don’t live up to today’s standard can hurt your music and cost you fans. Fortunately there’s an answer. Modern software synthesizers like Native Instruments’ Massive offer amazing modulation capabilities and can be used to make incredible bass lines. Pair the synthesis power of Massive with Ableton Live’s resampling workflow and the results can be astounding. 

Spring Reverb: More Twang for your Buck

Spring Reverb: More Twang for your Buck

It’s still a classic effect today – and a ubiquitous part of reggae, dub and other genres.  It’s probably the simplest analog effect device in existence.  You send sound down a metal spring and pick it up on the other side.  Presto…..reverb!  

BEAT DROP THE TANK SPRING REVERB PACK

BEAT DROP THE TANK SPRING REVERB PACK

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours from Beat Drop.  This year to celebrate the holidays we prepared a special gift for you.  A royalty-free Spring Reverb sample pack for free download we call THE TANK.  It is made up of sixty four specially recorded reverb hits that rise, fall, swoop and swoosh,  The reverb tanks were removed from old guitar amplifiers and the signal was run through an analog signal chain to add warmth.  The sixty four sounds were loaded into a drum rack for maximum playability and organization.  All sounds are 24 bit wav files that will hold up to whatever you throw at them.

Get Your Flange On

Get Your Flange On

Flangers, phasers and choruses are from a family of effects called modulation effects.  These effects work by creating a series of frequency notches that are slowly swept across the frequency spectrum (hence modulation).  Because the notches result in frequency attenuation you don’t really ‘hear’ the notching but you hear the frequencies that are not affected by the notching.  

FREE Live Pack from Noah Pred

The announcement of Elektron's new drum sequencing, multi functioning rhythm in a box ... the Elektron Analog Rytmhas swept the nation, tantalizing the gear heads hopes and dreams. Elektron has made waves with their units over the years, Machinedrum being one of it's amazing productions. A widely used drum machine/sequencer with eon's of potential. Over on the Ask Audio site, Canadian (now living in Berlin) producer Noah Pred has put together a weighty pack of samples grabbed off of a Machindrum, and it's up for grabs .... FOR FREE!!! (after you register on their site) We highly recommend you head on over, even if just for a listen, these are great sounds and samples to add to your collection. 

See the article and get the files >>> HERE


tiny bit more about Noah Pred; he's a great producer with a few sneaky monikers. Ableton recognizes this fellow as a Certified Ableton instructor and developer. Currently living in Berlin, the techno mecca of the globe, but still completely supporting and carrying Canada forward in the movement. Enormously proud to tote this guy as a successful Canadian doing this thing and honing his craft! Check out his productions at the links below and do yourself a favour and have a poke through his label's back catalogue, great stuff! 

Noah Pred Soundcloud

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