As you may or may not know, as well as writing for this site I also produce electronic music under the name HUMJUNKIE. I haven’t yet found myself slotted into any one genre and tend to draw on my influences from many different styles of music. One big influence, however, is Drum ‘n’ Bass. Especially the drum part.
In order to improve my game in programming and mixing drums for my own tracks I have been doing some research online to find out what advice is out there. My digging revealed a number of very interesting articles, which I’ll link to at the end of this. Here are the big tips I pulled out and will be sure to apply to my ongoing work. Continue reading
Every now and then you come across a bit of knowledge which makes a tremendous difference to the way you do certain things. Those little tricks or hacks which make life so much better and you wish you’d discovered sooner.
This definitely applies to mixing.
I’ve experienced a number of these important ‘mixing lessons’ since I started my home studio journey so I’ve decided to share some of the most valuable ones with you here to help you in your own journey towards better mixes.
UPDATE: Once you’ve read these, be sure to check out Ten More Significant Mixing lessons!
In this video I show you how to create a sweep effect generator in FL Studio using the Patcher, SimSynth and Fruity Parametric EQ. I’d recommend watching full screen at 1080 resolution. Continue reading
In this video I show you how to record automation from an external MIDI controller. I also inadvertently show you what happens when you max out your CPU whilst using FL Studio. 🙂 Continue reading
In this tutorial I explain how to set up a new MIDI controller device and quickly link it to any available parameter in FL Studio 12. I’d recommend watching full screen at 1080 resolution. There is a written guide below the video in this post.
An equaliser is probably the most fundamentally important tool you need when producing and mixing music. It allows you to increase or decrease the volume of specific frequencies in a variety of ways. This can drastically or very subtly affect the tone of any audio signal and is essential when mixing to ensure every element is in its place and there is no masking or muddiness. The Fruity Parametric EQ 2 is my go-to equaliser in FL Studio as it is easy to use and includes spectral analysis, so as well as hearing what you’re doing you can see how you’re affecting the audio signal.
In this post I’ll explain the basic controls of the Fruity Parametric EQ 2 so you can make the best use of it in your music. you may want to bookmark this page so you have it on hand for reference. Continue reading