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Alex Moruz

Alex is a keen music aficionado who has written and published acclaimed opinion pieces on modern music genres such as techno, hip hop, rap and new age. He is a musician by training and has co-produced several records.

The Envelope Of A Sound

Today we’re going to talk about a sound envelope and what exactly does this feature describe when being modified to obtain custom made sound designs. This feature is fundamental when talking about sound crafting and mixing so up next we’re going to find out some useful knowledge helping us become better producers and sound designers. […]

How To Create An FX Soundscape (Part 2)

After setting up the grain space in the first part of our tutorial we’re going to pass on the final step and add a video tutorial in case everyone got lost while trying to produce a brand new FX soundscape. The outcome so far should be a high pitched buzzing sound but you can actually […]

How To Create An FX Soundscape (Part 1)

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a peculiar FX soundscape with the aid of a drum sample and a granulizer plugin. The plugin is based on the principle of granular synthesis, similar to sampling. You’ll basically use multi-layered small pieces of drum sample, called grains, played at different speed, […]

How To Create A Lush Pad For Electro Music (Part 2)

After adjusting the coarse tune of the three  oscillators as follows: Osc 1 and 2 to 0 semitones and Osc 3 to -12 semitones in the first part of our article we’re left with the overall scheme that should be something like: Osc 1 -20 cents, Osc 2 +17 cents. All good until now so if […]

How To Make A 303 Sound For Dance Music

Considering the fact that dance music will never vanish from worldwide charts while holding top positions on a constant basis today we decided to take on that ground and break down the signature 303 sound, a good fit for all the Dance sub-genders and not only. Good think to know how to craft when making […]

Sound Harmonics And Harmonic Distortion Explained

A quick to explain harmonics and harmonic distortion: why does an ‘A’ note sound different on a piano than the ‘A’ note on a guitar? Quick hint: the answer is got something to do with the harmonic content so we’re going to break that down today while explaining different harmonic sounds and the harmonic distortion. […]

Easy Beat Maker Online – Mixing For EDM (Part 2)

After breaking down some of the initial stages of your EDM music or just some random background moves that you can place while making techno we decided to continue our tutorial with the final shots helping you take the best out of your DAW or just your usual easy beat maker online. Up until this […]

How To Create A Lush Pad For Electro Music (Part 1)

We are experiencing  an era in which every aspect of our life is set on fast forward:  from what we eat to the music we listen to, everything is quick and minimalist. Taking this into consideration when making the beat, there is no wonder that sometimes we yearn after a moment of tranquility and ambient […]

Beat Making – Adding Variation To A Loop

Do you know what sells a song besides energy, creativity and a neat composition? The answer is really simple here and diversity is a key factor you should always consider when producing brand new music. This is what we’ll highlight today so in this tutorial we’re going to find out how to add variation in […]

Beat Making – How To Synchronize Vocals

This is an essential technique especial if you’re doing a remix track for a popular song or just trying to explore new ways to work vocal sections and add them in parts of your beats. Synching vocals is not a hard thing to do and you can actually implement this technique in every DAW there […]