In our last adventures into drum synthesis we looked at using synths to make our drum sound but you can also explore samplers to do the same. All you need is the raw material to get started. So for this kick we are just going to use a sine wave and Ableton’s Sampler.Read More
Next up in our synth series, we are going to look at creating some R2D2 style bleeps and bloops and turning them into some techno percussion loops.Read More
So far we have looked at synthesising kicks and snares now in the latest blog post in this drum synthesis series we are going to look at creating a clap with operator.Read More
For old analog synth users a happy accident occurred when increasing the resonance to the max. The cool and crazy result of this left a lot of synth lovers angry and confused, but the adventurous among us saw it as an opportunity to experiment and create weird and wonderful sounds!
In this ‘Drum Synthesis’ series blog post we are going to use this “mistake” to build a kick drum, without even using an oscillator or sample.
In this blog post we are going to look at how to make a snare using Ableton’s simply scrumptious FM synth operator. The main advantage of building your own snare apposed to using a sample is you have full control over how the snare sounds. For example does the snare need more body or sizzle?. Does it need to be longer?. Can the pitch bend be deeper?. And that is just a small number of elements that you can change and through out the tutorial we will see the huge array of sound design possibilities that Ableton presents us when making a snare or in fact any drum sound.Read More
In this new vlog series we are going to adventure in to the world of sound design. Each month or so we will look to build a new sound using an multitude of soft synths.
To kick off of the adventure we are using one of the Mind Flux nerds favourite synth Serum from Xfer. We will use Serum to build an evolving dub techno chord which will help add movement and interest through out your productions.Read More
Kick Drum samples are great but you can on can only push and adapt them so far. If you change the pitch to much you can lose the tonality of it. So if you are looking to have full control over your kick drums then maybe you need to think about synthesizing them.Read More
Samples are an amazing source of inspiration but the fact is everyone who buys the pack has access to the same set of sounds, so the question is how do you go about making those sounds your own. Well in the blog post we will show you a selection of ways to do that.Read More
Without a doubt Ableton is the most user friendly DAW when it comes to work flow and being able to get your ideas down quickly but there are a multitude of ways to make Ableton truly your own. In this series of blog posts we aim to showcase a number of ways to make Ableton work for you.Read More
With the holidays fastly peering over the horizon, the Mind Flux elves have been sorting out the last remaining Massive Presets they have left, to provide you with an early Christmas present. So cosy up to the fire with a cup of cocoa and start banging out some techno.
Within the pack, there is a host of 111 bass, pad, sequence, drum and synth presets as well as a selection of 69 bass, synth and keys midi loops.Read More
Working in the music industry is great, you meet new people all the time with new expressions and ideas of how they see music and the world. All of this gives me a huge amount of inspiration for my music.
So what I would like to share with you a selection of underground house tracks that I have heard over the past couple of months that have brought a huge amount of motivation.Read More
At Mind Flux we always like to find ‘odd” samples and turn them into something completely different by doing this you can ensure that you have something original to work with.
In this example we will be taken Britney Spears “One More Time” vocal and turning it into a raw bass preset. To do this we will be using Native Instruments highly impressive Form.Read More
The team of nerds at Mind Flux, have put together a gem of a instrument rack. The main sound of the rack is from the ever impressive Moog Minitaur which is a one stop shop for bass.
But using the amazing elements within Ableton it can become so much more. Simply turn the “Warp It” macro to let loose all hell.Read More
Thou its half way through October I thought I would just fill you all in what has been happen with the studio nerds at Mind Flux.Read More
We have teamed up with our good friends over Rekkerd to give you a brand new techno freebie.Read More
Sometimes when trying to build an chord progression or chord melody you seem to just jump instinctively for the same chord, for me its the Minor 7th. While I would say this is my and many peoples favourite chord it does end up with your ideas sounding rather similar to everyone else.
So to help breath new life into your stale chord progressions and chord melodies we at Mind Flux have built a chord randomiser which with the selection of over 80 chord variations will output a new chord at the rate and depth of your choice.Read More
The Mind Flux nerds have been slamming away on the pads of the new out of this world workstation Maschine MK3 from Native Instruments. The team have injected their magic into this great machine give you the producer a dope kit to manipulate to your heart's content.
This freebie has 1 drum kit geared toward tech house and an array of drum patterns.
You will need the Maschine 2 software and the NI passive EQ, Solid Bus Comp and VC2A to be able to check out this project.Read More
More often than not in your music you will want to create harmony, that can be done via layering notes in your piano roll or adding a extra synth or vocal layers using a different note. This is all great but what happens when you want something a little more outlandish.
Well we have the solution, a grain harmonizer. In the tutorial we will use Ableton’s other worldly grain delay to create a more unique way of adding harmony to your music.Read More
In this blog post, we are going to have a look at mixing Dark Techno drums using only Ableton Live 10 stock audio effects. And by the end of it, you will see that is all you need to create slamming techno drumsRead More
Here at Mind Flux we have decided that we are going to share the musical adventures that happen each month so you can have a gander at the inner workings of our studio life. Thou a tad late here is the top going on in the studio last month.Read More