The Yamaha HS8 and KRK Rokit 8 are quite possibly the two most popular speakers when it comes to bedroom studios, therefore; we thought a little opinion piece and comparison may be in order. This post absolutely is not about the specifications between each speaker - you can find those online - it is simply an opinion on which monitor system is better for your home studio and why that system is the Yamaha HS8 series.
If you are a music producer who loves to utilize free tools then this video is for you. In The Mix Youtube channel drops some knowledge on you for some great free mixing plugins and VST’s.
The guys over at Production Music live have made a really nice video describing how to get those deep progressive house / melodic house and techno style drums; similar to that of Jeremy Olander. Check out the video!
Thought we would post another Yalcin video today because why not? This time he walks through music production techniques on how to get that beautiful deep and techy progressive house sound.
Another channel we highly recommend going to follow if you are into techno / melodic house and techno music production is Yalcin Efe. Yalcin has many great videos and his technical knowledge is incredible. You will for sure learn some amazing music production techniques, particularly in the melodic techno field but he does dive into various genres. This video in particular walks you through crating a techno track similar to that of Charlotte De Witte or Amelie Lens.
If you are a music producer that makes your productions on FL Studio then ‘FL Studio Tips’ is an absolute must follow channel for you. Lots of great little videos which help you navigate your way through the program. In this video they show you how to make cool vocal ambiances like the ones typically used by people like Flume or Skrillex.
This blog isn't just about sharing music, it is also about spreading knowledge for music producers. Dave Pensado is an absolute sound engineering wizard and we encourage anyone who is into making music to binge watch his videos. These are 15 mixing tips from the man himself.
Bass.....the most important element of a dance record? Probably.
Naturally, different genres of music call for different styles of bass. Dubstep calls for loud growling basslines, techno calls for a more rumbly and sub focused bass. Each to their own.
Bass is subjective and changes in relation to the genre of music you make, however, these tips should apply to all genres of dance music. Mixing a live bass sound is slightly different, but here at North Origin, we are all about dance music, so lets have a look.
Another quick tips post, this time the topic is EQ, arguably the most important mixing tool.
In my opinion, EQ is the second most important aspect of a mix, behind setting your volume faders. EQ really allows us to carve out space and craft sounds to fit together.
EQ is generally subjective, however, it is very easy to over do and often people set very unnecessary EQ plugins. EQ doesn't have to be complex and if you find yourself making outrageous changes to your EQ, it is probably better to just change the original sound.
Lets dive into some tips:
Another 'tips' post today and the topic is Compression.
In this day and age, if you produce dance music then there really isn't any need for external compressors. Yes, you can get a great sound by using hardware compressors, however, you can also get great results using software compressors, which is far easier. Software has come a long way, so if you aren't familiar with how to operate hardware compressors then don't worry about it.
Here are some tips when it comes to using compression in your productions.