How can you turn your DAW’s default drum sounds into something more realistic sounding? With these producer’s tricks you can make a MIDI kit sound like it’s being played by a real drummer.
Tutorial on making kickass effects inside of Cubase, using some Kontakt instruments and some home-made samples.
Inflated Inspirations is a collaboration between Pop My Mind and VIP Balloons, which is an installation of Balloon Art, telling the story of Pop My Mind. The installation was hosted by the Waterfront Gallery, part of the University of Suffolk, in Ipswich during the Summer of 2017.
I was invited to the event’s build days to record audio, and create a musical piece out of the resulting samples.The resulting piece if the video below.
If you’re the kind of person who’d like to know about how this music was made, (i.e., a cool person), then you can watch the video below.
In this behind-the-scenes / how-to video I talk about manipulating found sounds to create music and specifically how I achieved this for Inflated Inspirations.
Other topics include:
- Creation of instruments using samples and Kontakt;
- Granular synthesis with Padshop Pro;
- Sampling with Battery;
- Automation of instruments and FX in Cubase;
- Colouring sections in Cubase to aid workflow.
Here are a few links:
Some musicians will tell you that all DAWs do essentially the same thing, so it doesn’t really matter; others will get angry if you tell them you use anything other than their favourite. Is there a legitimate answer to the question “which DAW is best?”
Watch to find out!
Another hour-long production tutorial thing. Watch me make electronic music from scratch!
I’ve still not upgraded from Cubase 8, but I’m sure you’ll cope.
Also struggling with some sync and audio issues, but hopefully that’s not noticeable.
The first of possibly several guitar production & manipulation tutorials, looking at Granular Synthesis.