स्क्रैप ब्लॉग — EDM

  • Unlocking Clarity: A Comprehensive Guide to Harnessing Reverb Pre-Delay for a Pristine Sound in Music Production

    · By Jay Bhalala

    Unravel the complexities of optimizing reverb pre-delay to enhance your music production and attain a more refined reverberation. Reverbs can pose challenges in achieving the desired sound due to their numerous controls, often cryptically labeled. The inherent nature of reverb tends to accentuate frequencies, leading to potential muddiness or harshness if not managed effectively. Rather than resorting to equalization to mitigate these issues, there's a frequently overlooked control – "pre-delay." When utilized skillfully, pre-delay becomes a powerful tool for introducing depth and preventing muddiness in a reverberant context.   Discover the Essence of Pre-Delay in Reverb: Place a reverb plug-in...

  • Mastering Drum Compression: Your Complete Guide

    · By Jay Bhalala

    Drums are the rhythmic backbone of any musical composition, and achieving the perfect drum sound is a nuanced art. Compression is a powerful tool in the audio engineer's toolkit, capable of controlling dynamics, enhancing individual hits, and revealing subtle performance nuances. In this comprehensive drum compression guide, we'll explore the intricacies of applying compression to drums, delving into the best compression settings for different elements of the drum kit, parallel compression techniques, and the art of sidechain compression. Do You Need Compression on Drums? The necessity of compression on drums isn't a one-size-fits-all matter. Before you rush to compress, consider...

  • Mastering Your Music with iZotope Ozone: 10 Steps to Perfection

    · By Jay Bhalala

    In this article, we embark on a journey to master your music effortlessly with iZotope Ozone, breaking it down into ten simple steps. Whether you're a newcomer or an experienced engineer, these steps will guide you through the process. With the aid of Ozone's Master Assistant, built-in presets, and new modules designed for clarity and cohesion, you can achieve polished results. 1. Prep your workstation & DAW for mastering: Setting up your workspace and digital audio workstation (DAW) for mastering is vital. It ensures translatability, making your music sound good across various playback systems and environments. Factors like monitoring, metering,...

  • Streamline Your Music Production Workflow: 6 Expert Tips

    · By Jay Bhalala

    Optimizing your music production workflow can be a game-changer for your productivity and creativity. In this article, we're diving into six valuable tips shared by experienced musicians, including Virtual Riot, Pat Lundy, Isaac Duarte, and Max Rewak, to help you elevate your music production game. These tips span various aspects of the production process, offering insights into everything from file organization and session preparation to free resources and MIDI sequencing techniques. As Pat Lundy emphasizes, proper preparation is key to success in any music production endeavor. The age-old adage, "fail to prepare, prepare to fail," still holds true. Therefore, meticulous...

  • Bitwig Studio 5: Exploring the Latest Features

    · By Jay Bhalala

    Bitwig Studio, renowned for its flexibility and versatility, remains a top choice among Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). With the release of Bitwig Studio 5, its 20th major update, this DAW continues to impress with new features and workflows. In this article, we'll highlight five new additions to Bitwig Studio 5, giving you a glimpse of how they can elevate your music production. Control Your Sound with MSEGs (LFO and envelope hybrid) In Bitwig Studio 5, MSEGs (multi-segment envelope generators) make their debut. These innovative modulators combine the best of LFOs and envelopes, offering five different types of MSEGs. With them,...

  • Ableton vs FL Studio: Your 2023 DAW Choice

    · By Jay Bhalala

    When it comes to electronic music production, choosing the right DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is a critical decision. Ableton and FL Studio are two popular choices, each with its unique features and characteristics. Let's explore these options to help you make an informed decision for your music production journey. Features: The features of a DAW play a crucial role in your creative process. FL Studio stands out with its extensive feature set and a versatile layout. It allows you to customize your workspace, making it a great choice for multitasking. FL Studio also boasts a wide range of built-in instruments...