New: “Lux” EP by Ottawa Artist Devecseri [Electronica] Review

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 …

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New Track: Soma Sema – Artificial Heart (Nova Spire Remix)

Taking its inspiration from the minimal synth and coldwave genres of the 1980s, Soma Sema exists as the musical collaboration of Clara Hall (voice) and Th. Tot (machines). With interest and experience in working with other forms of music, including pop, drone and noise, Soma Sema seeks to simultaneously transcend and pay homage to the …

How To Use The Circle Of Fifths For Electronica Music

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

My Favourite Free Vst Effects To Use In FL Studio

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 …

10 Commandments Of The Electronic Music Producer

1. THOU SHALL CREATE THY OWN SYNTHESIZER PATCHES AND SOUNDS 2. THOU SHALL NOT USE VENGEANCE SOUND PACKS 3. THOU SHALL HONOR YOUR MIDI CONTROLLER AND DAW. AND KNOW IT LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND 4. THOU SHALL NOT HAVE DIGITAL CLIPPING AND ARTIFICATS 5. THOU SHALL NOT COVET A BETTER PRODUCERS SKILL. RESPECT …

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 …

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 …

Salvador Dali – Persistence of Memory – Ottawa Music – Nova Spire Sound Art Installation

The “Persistence of Memory” sound art installation was an exercise I did in 2012. It was created during the period I created my EP Visions. I never have read a review or any form of speculation of Dali’s painting, “Persistence of Memory” as I wanted to leave my own footprint, my interpretation of the image …