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For this post, I'll go through the Pros and Cons of how much gear you have and having certain pieces of gear and also some thoughts. If you have a variety of friends that are musicians you will notice that there are all kinds of musicians seeking what they need for their music production. … Continue reading How Much Gear Do You Need For Music Production?
Devecseri Lux Devecseri wants to make you feel like you are floating alone in space pondering the possibilities of your reality. Devecseri makes what he needs to hear, but hopes that it also brings you some comfort. Devecseri would like you to know that you are not alone in your overindulgence of existentialism, and would … Continue reading New: “Lux” EP by Ottawa Artist Devecseri [Electronica] Review
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 … Continue reading How To Create Visuals For Electronic Music Mixes, Tracks And Sets
Background When I started making music at a very young age I had no real idea how music was created. I started around 13 years of age. I gradually learned my way around. Picked up some piano lessons. I learned a lot of classical piano material but I wondered how this was going to help … Continue reading How To Use The Circle Of Fifths For Electronica Music
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 … Continue reading How to Improve Your Music Making Workflow In FL Studio
I had come to realized how to do this because I needed a composition that let me allocate a PDF for scoring purposes. It is for a competition that I have decided to export this PDF format. I've heard of many different programs that facilitate the process such as Finale, Sibelius and Guitar Pro. But … Continue reading How To Export MIDI Music Score For 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.
NOVA SPIRE - Holographic (2012)[Electronica/EDM] I was lucky enough to have Travis Adeneau share his artwork for this record.Holographic Album is "Pay What You Like" Enjoy! Before Holographic Simulation 9 was the prior EP which began this idea of painting with sound. Simulation 9 was me playing composer for a short film. We have a … Continue reading Holographic ALBUM (2012) Ottawa Music, Canada Artist – EDM Electronica
Video Game Music I've always been fascinated and passionate by music in video games. I think games that came from the 90's had some of the most melodically inclined and musically sophisticated music. When you ask to someone to recite a memorable pieces of music they very quickly whistle out a tune from Super Mario … Continue reading How To Make Video Game Theme Music
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. … Continue reading New Track: Tralfamadore Psytrance 2016 [Ottawa Music]
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 … Continue reading Understanding The Frequency Spectrum: The Art Of Mixing (Video)
I love exploring different styles of music. I've worked with different house music before. Deep house music is one of those style that I've been meaning to try. Deep house music is a style that has evolved from the mid-90's. Tempo is typically at 120 bpm to 128 bpm. It seems the style from the … Continue reading How To Create A Deep House Track
Welcome, I am a composer in Ottawa, Canada. I am known as Nova Spire I am located in the Nation's Capital, Ottawa, Canada. I have a modest home studio where I produce electronic music and big sound. I am constantly writing music, creating piano pieces, creating synth patches, electronic and organic. I have been creating music on computer since … Continue reading Ottawa Music, Modern Electronic Music Composer for Film, TV, Business, Student Projects etc.
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 … Continue reading How To Tighten Up The Kickdrum For Electronic Music: Compression, Layering and EQ
Collaborating With Other Artists Here I shall write what tends to work best in collaboration for myself. It's little details that can make any artistic collaboration far more enjoyable. You can make a mental check note for yourself or your collaborator(s). These are not all essential but they are great to work in with a … Continue reading What To Find In A Collaborating Artist: In Art And EDM
I am currently using FL Studio 11. However, these effects can be used for all kinds of Digital Audio Workstations. All using VST .dll's. These are third party plug ins that are easy and fun to use, they are just grand. Worth every megabyte. I also decided to write about this topic because I was getting … Continue reading My Favourite Free Vst Effects To Use In FL Studio
Grip Of The Audience I wonder how many artists musical or other mediums have struggled with deciding whether or not they should pander to their audience. It's a problem because you become locked in an approval seeking, validation seeking mode. It must be horrible to be at the grips of your audience. They own you, in … Continue reading At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden
Lately I've been doing a lot of sound design. Instead of simply doing synthesizer presets I've decided to also to create multi-format kits in addition to patches. Thus far, I have 3 folders and they are shaping up to be pretty interesting titles. One of them is just sound effects, swells, warbles, sweeps, transition effects, … Continue reading Designing Sounds For Electronic Music Production