Layering

I’ve watched a video that had Jaytech in it recently. He was talking about his way of writing music. He said that he tried to have only 3 ”elements” playign at the same time in his tracks. This is how he defined elements: Drums, Synths, FX/Atmospherics and so on. The human ear can only hear 3 distinctive things at once so what he said made alot of sense. 

He said that he liked to have 1 main line and have other elements complement that line. That is a very good idea. Why? Because it makes the track unique, when you hear the vocal line from Roger Sanchez - Another Chance you know what track it is. 

Why? Because nothing is stealing the show from that vocal. Analyse every classic track and you’ll hear it. They change the sounds instead of piling them on. 

Try it.

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If you want to be better at making electronic music study this track. Notice every detail, its a very complicated tune. If you get nothing out of this track you better try harder. 

Soundprank - The Far Side

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Making Your Sounds Sound Far Away

We all love a good deep and reverby sound from time to time, eh? 

Here’s something I do to make those sounds that seem to come from really far away:

1 - Have the sound in mono

2 - Insert a long  mono reverb with some pretty long pre-delay on your sound (on the insert, not on a send)

3 - Setup a stereo reverb on a send

4 - Send your sound to the reverb you just set up

5 - ???

6 - Profit 

Extra tip: If you want a sound to sound far away it has to sound blurry, you can’t something that sounds clear and sounds far away at the same time. The clearer the sound, the more it’ll sound in your face. 

Extra extra tip: Try adding a modulation effect on your sound (chorus, flanger, phaser etc.) to make the sound more blurry, it works well when trying to achieve those types of sounds. (don’t forget to have your sound in mono!)

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Inspiration: Images

Inspiration is something that a lot of us chase and its quite hard to get it at will, if not impossible. 

I sometimes try to help my inspiration a bit by feeding it pictures, a picture is worth a 1000 words, but its also worth a 1000 notes! 

Sometimes I like to get in front of my computer with my keyboard, set my desktop background to a picture I like and just stare at it while playing my keyboard, if I play enough, the stuff I play on my piano starts fitting with the picture. That is your building block for a track, use it well. 

But don’t chase inspiration, don’t expect this to work as a surefire way. The best way to never get inspiration is to chase it relentlessly. Girls like chasing guys, right? Well, I bet inspiration loves chasing you when you’re not creeping it out like a stalker ;)

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Free Drum Samples

Free drum samples that don’t sound like shit are always fun! 

Check this out: http://www.rhythm-lab.com/ 

Tons of sick samples in there.

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Free Plugins

Don’t we all love em? If you’re like me you do. And if you’re like me you’ll love these plugins. 

They are from a developer called ”Variety Of Sound”. 

http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/vst-effects/ 

If you’re looking for some great plugin to enhance your mixes I strongly recommend you download every single plugin on this site. 

You can download em’ here: http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/ 

Happy music making. 

PS: Inserting the ”Rescue AE” plugin on anything instantly makes it sound better ;)

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Called it ”maybe I should go” because, well, sometimes that’s just what you have to do in some situations ;)

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you have 30 seconds before an impulse becomes a choice.

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Anonymous asked: Awww, but I like it when you talk bullshit xD -leo, the not anymore chosen one...fucker! >:l

hahah dont worry you still the chosen one

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It never really mattered too much to me. 

That you were just to damn dull for me.

All that really mattered was you were my girlfriend.

And baby, its all that mattered to me.

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