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How to build a custom delay in your DAW

Read more about How to build a custom delay in your DAW at MusicRadar.com The simplest delays replay the input signal on output, as many times as is chosen by the user, and delayed by a time chosen by the user.What we're going to do is take the 'amount of times the input signal is repeated' and make a return channel for each one, allowing us to send the input to as many channels as we fancy, and also betwee ...

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Dan Searle's 5 drum tips for creating double kick grooves

Read more about Dan Searle's 5 drum tips for creating double kick grooves at MusicRadar.com Dan Searle's dynamic, powerful style has been a key component in the rise of British Metalcore menaces Architect - and 50% of that is down to his extremely expressive feet1. Think on your feet"Always keep your right foot on the beat and on the '&'s and keep your left foot on the 'e's and 'a's ('1e&a2e' etc). ...

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Weekend riff: Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love

Read more about Weekend riff: Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love at MusicRadar.com This week it's the turn of a classic blues scale and barre chord riff from Eric Clapton's 60s supergroup Cream.The first half of the riff is based on the 10th position 'shape 1' blues scale. This is simple enough but don't forget to change position to reach the 8th fret F note (although, to be honest, there's no reason you shouldn ...

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10 essential reverb mixing tips

Read more about 10 essential reverb mixing tips at MusicRadar.com When it comes to using reverb as a mixing tool, there are no definitive rules - it's even more of a creative, stylistically driven process than the application of studio staples like EQ and compression. Still, there are certain tips, techniques and rules of thumb that are worth knowing - here are some of our favourites…Discover how to use rev ...

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How to sculpt sounds using a sampler

Read more about How to sculpt sounds using a sampler at MusicRadar.com If you're looking to get creative and take a sound out of its original context, you'd better become familiar with the sampler. Simply put, if you load a sampler with a segment of audio, and you're then able to play that sound up and down the keyboard, as well as manipulate the sound with functions similar to those you'd find on a synthes ...

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7 ways to improve your sound design skills

Read more about 7 ways to improve your sound design skills at MusicRadar.com Only the most masochistic producers painstakingly synthesize every track element from scratch. For the majority of us, life's simply too short, especially when the creative juices are flowing and the clock is ticking.So, we turn to some form of sample pack, ROMpler or synth preset. But while pre-created sound sources are useful, it ...

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How to create a pseudo sidechain effect in your DAW

Read more about How to create a pseudo sidechain effect in your DAW at MusicRadar.com Sidechaining is an integral part of many of today's sounds, and few pieces of dynamics software dare to leave it out. You can make your own take on the sidechain concept using some clever signal routing.Perhaps you want to apply a distortion effect to a track only when another track is pushing against it in a mix, duck the ...

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7 ways to enhance your sound design skills

Read more about 7 ways to enhance your sound design skills at MusicRadar.com Only the most masochistic producers painstakingly synthesize every track element from scratch. For the majority of us, life's simply too short, especially when the creative juices are flowing and the clock is ticking.So, we turn to some form of sample pack, ROMpler or synth preset. But while pre-created sound sources are useful, it ...

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Weekend riff: The Killers – Mr Brightside

Read more about Weekend riff: The Killers - Mr Brightside at MusicRadar.com This week we look at the main arpeggio riff from The Killers' 2003 hit Mr Brightside.First of all you'll need to tune your guitar down a semitone to Eb (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb). Dave Keuning's arpeggio is based on a Dbadd9 chord, but with a moving bass note that cleverly implies other chords. Up at the 17th fret it's tricky to keep each ...

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How to turn real-world sounds into FX

Read more about How to turn real-world sounds into FX at MusicRadar.com Recordings of noise or ambience from the real world often contain interesting textures and harmonics - the sounds around you can be ideal sources for some creative FX design.Here, we're going to show you how a simple recording can be turned into something else entirely using a variety of processing techniques.For a complete guide to cre ...

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