Basic Oscillators and Filters

Check out all the Tech Tips here: https://www.sonicacademy.com/courses/tech-tips-volume-80-with-bluffmunkey In these new set of Tech Tips, Bluffmunkey takes an in-depth look into synthesis to understand the different characteristics of what we hear so we know what to look for when designing our own presets. From classic analog oscillators and how different filters sound through to different…

Transitions! 🔥

Watch more videos like ‘Transitions with Haterade’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com Aimed at beginners, Haterade’s back with a quick video looking at the importance of transitions to help build tension and guide the listener to where the track is heading. If you’ve got to the stage where you’ve arranged your different sections, for example, verse, breakdown, and…

Tech Tips Volume 79 with P-LASK – Bass Theory

Watch the full set of Tech Tips here: https://www.sonicacademy.com/courses/tech-tips-volume-79-with-p-lask Welcome to Tech Tips Volume 79 – Bass Theory. Over these ten videos, Ableton certified trainer and Sonic Academy favourite P-LASK takes a deep dive into one of the most fundamental areas in dance music – the low end. We start by looking at the different…

Tech Tips Volume 78 – Using Ableton For Live – Intro and Fundamentals

Watch the full ‘Using Ableton For Live with King Unique Course’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com/courses/tech-tips-volume-78-with-king-unique This week we welcome back King Unique for an in-depth look at using Ableton Live for one of the reasons it was designed for hence the name, and that’s using it in a ‘live’ situation. Thanks to social media, performing live is…

Lo-Fi Chords for Beginners

Watch more videos like ‘Lo-Fi Chords for Beginners with Haterade’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com In this quick video, Haterade goes back to basics and shows us how to write a chilled lo-fi chord progression using the piano roll in our DAW. For any beginners out there wanting to easily get to grips with writing major and minor…

5 Beginner Mixing Mistakes!

Watch more videos like ‘5 Beginner Mixing Mistakes with Haterade’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com In this quick video, Haterade shares some advice on how to avoid some classic mistakes new producers make when tackling the all-important mixdown process. If you’re just starting out, take note and even if you’re a seasoned producer, this might be that timely…

Choosing Your First Audio Interface

Watch more videos like ‘Choosing Your First Audio Interface with Bluffmunkey’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com Bluffmunkey’s back with us today, and he’s looking at a vital piece of hardware when setting up your home studio – an Audio Interface. With lots of audio interface options and specs available, he discusses the most important factors when choosing which…

Adding Depth To Your Mix

Watch more videos like ‘Adding Depth To Your Mix with Haterade’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com In this quick tutorial Haterade’s back to show us some ways to spice up and add depth and flare to an otherwise dull sounding track. Just by adding a few some supporting elements, effects and processing you can totally change the sound…

How To Hear EQ Frequencies

Watch more videos like ‘How to Here EQ Frequencies with Bluffmunkey’ here: https://www.sonicacademy.com Bluffmunkey’s back with us today, and in this video he’s looking at how we can train our ears to recognise certain frequencies and how to manage them in our mixes. We look at the pro’s and cons of the different frequencies in…