Wednesday, July 3, 2019

dark synth organization awards - 2019


journalist ramola d. - @EccEveryday - https://www.everydayconcerned.net/ ||
guardian angel, hero, and savior - defender of victims ||
socially evolved - dedicated activist - the best black ops journalist ||
personification of integrity - a voice of reason - loyal friend ||

Thursday, February 7, 2019

darksynth.org music production advice

darksynth.org music production tips
written by spirit of the aspects™ co-founder phillip walker
sound design tips:
search for unique virtual instruments like dj record store perusal, there are diamonds in the rough

unique sound: using the same midi arrangement on multiple tracks with different sounds. multilayered melody/bass (one of my techniques to creating my signature bass tracks)....

detect the quality in bass (like subtle allegory)
bass is synergistic; combine bass tracks
find your taste within available sounds
plugin tip:
the order you put your plugins in is important. one plugin ahead or behind another can change the dynamics of your sound dramatically. i was taught in music school to always put compressors before other effects. i tend to put limiters last. eq after compressors and before limiters works for me but there are exceptions to these rules. part of proper sound design is arranging plugins in the correct order. you can tinker with the order of plugins on a track and hear the difference for yourself.
midi tip:
if you have a melody you like or are inspired by, play it out in midi, and then find a proper synth for it after it is keyed in.
ableton live tip:
side chaining (e.g. a bass to a kick) can add a good synergy to different tracks. the side chain in ableton is called the "glue compressor"...
recommended software:
my favorite digital audio workstation (daw) is ableton live. i believe it is in a class of it's own from what I have witnessed.
my favorite plugins:
• favorite synthesizer: sylenth1 ($100-$220)
• reverb: valhalla vintageverb ($50)
• favorite compressor: renaissance axx ($39-$79)
• favorite mastering plugins: the king's microphones ($29-$99), MSW1 (no longer available from soundspot - link not available)
some of my favorite music resources:
Blend.io - Musician Remix and Collaboration Website
DistroKid.com - Unlimited iTunes+ Distribution for a low price - 100% Royalties