Canadian Electronica IDM: Nova Spire – Cerebro EP

Canadian Electronica IDM: Nova Spire - Cerebro EP New EP - Cerebro Analysis Paralysis What I wanted to do with Analysis Paralysis was something for the people that are either wracking their brains and overloaded with doubt. It's that moment when you are so overwhelmed of everything that you say enough is enough. The track …


How To Meet Musicians And Artists In Your Area

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Sometimes you need to bounce off ideas from new people, new friends and new musicians. Start off with a clean slate. If you feel like you are stagnating you may need to meet some new musicians. Perhaps moving and getting to know new people with new sets of ideas and views can help. One thing …

How To Create Visuals For Electronic Music Mixes, Tracks And Sets

The music is booming, the people are screaming and cheering, the lights and lasers are penetrating, the fog is fogging, the people are ecstatic, but there are no visuals? In a lot of electronic music you will visuals set up on the screen. On the screen there can be numerous things that are coinciding with …


How to Improve Your Music Making Workflow In FL Studio

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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 …


How To Reproduce The Tape Stop Effect In FL Studio

The tape stop effect is very common in electronic music and pop today. The way I hear it in music, it can be used to add fun, and a sense of drama to a track. As if it to say, the track has stopped - no it hasn't. And it continues. There are multiple ways you can reproduce a tape stop effect on fl studio you can use a tape stop effect in fl studio in multiple ways.


New Track: Tralfamadore Psytrance 2016 [Ottawa Music]

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Psytrance 2016 New Track Here is a track I wrote based on psytrance music. But first I shall go a little into the background of psytrance. Influence My greatest influence for writing psychedelic electronic music has to be Juno Reactor. Their early work sort of pioneered the Goa/Psy Trance sound of early and mid 90's. …


How I Write Music Scores

Replica 114 For Replica 114, I was lucky to have guidance from Jeff. One thing I admire is that he is very methodical in his approach. He presented me with several sounds that would work as potential on screen sequences. He'd have a scene and knew exactly what he wanted, how it was gonna sound …


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

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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 I Write And Layer My Tracks For Trap Electronic Music (Neo-Tokyo Themed Track)


Process Here I'll lay down my thought process of how I create a song. The whole project took approximately 2 hours. I work on it with tunnel vision. I wrote this track while I was fasting on a Sunday morning, I didn't eat until I finished the track. I mixed all the music when I …


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 …


On Patching Your Own Synthesizer Sounds

People who create electronic music usually don't creates patches for there synthesizers. At least, that's what I have noticed as of late. I think in part it is a matter of the over saturation of edm, again. But It can also be a time consuming affair, it can be a challenge to learn, yet an …


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 …


How To Come Up With New Song Ideas For Electronica/EDM music

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How To Come Up With New Song Ideas This is for the electronic music producers (EDM) starting out, for the novice and intermediates alike. Some people wonder where I get so many song ideas. I don't always have a set formula when I'm creating and sometimes I do but after so much trial and error, …