How to Improve Your Music Making Workflow In FL Studio

These are some my tips that I commonly use in my workflow that always boost my workflow. It makes everything flow smoother. A lot of these come down to shortcuts and other tools. Some of these bits of advice can be found on different DAW but you will have to discover your specific DAW. I've …

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Understanding The Frequency Spectrum: The Art Of Mixing (Video)

Spectrum One way to begin to comprehend and interpret sounds and their frequency range is by selecting sounds in your everyday life. Select the sound in your everyday life and interpret the sound and determine whether it's in the Sub-woofer territory Below 80hz for example. Does it have more of a thump around 100-300hz. More …

How To Tighten Up The Kickdrum For Electronic Music: Compression, Layering and EQ

One of the critical elements of electronic music is the Kick drum. Most modern electronic music typically has a 4-on-Floor vibe to it. This is true for Electro-House, Techno, Trance and many more EDM genres. So many different styles of electronics use this ingredient. From tr-808 drum machines to 909's the boom-boom-boom-boom backbone electronic music is …

How To Do A Simple Side-Chain Effect On FL Studio (Limiter/Compressor Version) [Images]

Greetings FL Users I've shared how to do a simple side chain on FL Studio with the Peak Controller. This is the variant of the side chain method, using a limiter. A side chain effect, is an effect most commonly used in electro-house music and is becoming more popular in underground and mainstream club songs. …

How I Remixed deadmau5 – Phantoms Can’t Hang

How I Remixed deadmau5 - Phantoms Can't Hang - (Nova Spire Remix) I really dig deadmau5. Specifically for this track and some of his new album. Fantastic mixing skills. When I compare tracks to other professional producers I still prefer the way he renders his sound. It's pretty inspiring to me. So I did a …

On The Over Saturation of EDM

From May 6-10 in Toronto it was Canadian music week, they’re on their 32nd year. Musicians are always in attendance and its a really big thing here. "CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 5 …

Nova Spire – Visions – A Cinematic/IDM EP

What I wanted to do was to create a short IDM/Braindance mini EP to showcase my musical technique and styling. It is highly influenced by Squarepusher and Aphex Twin material. I wanted to create a spectacle. Thematically there is something which connects all these tracks. A lot on this EP is related to aesthetics and uncovering textures that …

Klomb – The Musical Writing Process

"Klomb" is a cosmic paradox of ancient futurism. These are the remnants of a spiritual nomad, a metaphysical journey that were channeled where time periods and space had collided. There are layers on top of one another, as it always has been. Schools of thought, technologies and organisms have intertwined and evolved in life creating …

Nova Spire Music

This is a small collection of music I've worked to date. I'm highly interested in producing music for film, as it is something I've tried before here is the film I scored music for, followed by album and EPs that I have worked on over the past couple of years. Enjoy! [vimeo 30837115]

How to Speed Up The EDM Writing Process – Electronic Music Production

There are so many elements that can ameliorate your productivity ( I've been known to be pretty productive). One of those is speed. Another is knowing music theory or at least reaching an intermediate level of knowledge. This instructional will be applicable for many different styles of music but most applicable for electronic music as that is my …

Some Mixing Maxims

These are some ideas i'm pretty keen on when it comes to mixing. If you're a beginner this may help you out. Also, it is good as a tool to organize and review some of my thoughts on the subject.  Just throwing some tips out there. Most of this is based on my experience with …