The Gorgon City guys really know how to pick em’.. Zak Abel, fresh off his recent feature on Gorgon City’s debut album (see “Unmissable”), is rearin’ to go with his latest single, “These Are The Days.” It’s jazzy with a familiar four-on-the-floor and a punchy kit to compliment as Abel’s vocals glide through the verses and glisten as the chorus hits. The attitude is there to elevate the production, but the kind that comes from reveling in the glory from another good day on earth. Get with it..
Heading into the second to last week in my course with Point Blank Online we begin to discuss the final stages of finishing a track. At this point we’ve covered everything from composing to arranging the elements of a song. This week we delve deeper into mixing and the various aspects and techniques that apply to this topic.
Check out last week’s post HERE and catch the full review after the jump!
With a big festival week on our hands, we went behind the emerald curtain and into the studio with Hook N Sling to watch him break down his recent remix of The Presets‘ “Fall”. From the synth leads to bassline, from buildup to the drop, watch (above) as the Aussie producer takes the original vocal and sends it straight to the main stage…
Our long time friend and LA based musician Craig Williams has released his signature Music Sample Pack – a FREE collection of VSTi synthesizer presets and analogue synthesizer samples for all your studio needs and desires. Here’s what Craig had to say about the release:
“I just hit 2000 fans on facebook!! So to say a big thank you, I made a sample and preset pack for you guys. For the samples I used analog instruments from my studio and the presets are for Massive and Sylenth. ENJOY!”
The pack is available for FREE DOWNLOAD via Craig Williams’ Facebook page (38.4 MB download size, 49.6MB size on disk, 202 samples in AIFF & WAV format). To get the download link, click Like and then click the Free Sample Pack button.
The samples were captured from various analogue synthesizers, including Roland Juno 106, Korg MS-20, Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08, Korg Monotribe and a Ladyada x0xb0x. The pack also includes a collection of 16 presets for NI Massice and a soundbank (in FXB format) for Sylenth1 by LennarDigital. Now get to work!