sound design

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  1. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering What Is "RT60" Reverberation Time?

    RT60 is a standard measurement used to denote the time it takes for a reverb sound to decay by 60dB. In general here is a common reference for RT60 times: Generic room = 0.8 secs (800ms) Generic Medium Hall = 1 sec (1000ms) Generic Large Hall = 2.5 secs (2500ms) For example, if you were to...
  2. Goldmidi

    General How Do You Learn Sound Design Basics For Music Production?

    One of the most important things to learn in contemporary computer music production is understanding sound design basics (sound synthesis or synthesizer programming). Hence, the best way to approach the basics of sound design is done by picking a simple to use virtual software synthesizer...
  3. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make Wavy Synth Keys Using Sylenth1 VST

    This sound design tutorial shows how to make deep wavy synth keys using a virtual synthesizer — Lennar Digital Sylenth1. It's a synth preset mainly suited for slow or mid-tempo music, but you can use it in whatever genre of music you are into. So follow the steps below to make this sound: Use...
  4. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make An Electric Piano Using Native-Instruments Massive

    This sound design tutorial shows how to make a basic electric piano using Native-Instruments Massive VST wavetable Synthesizer. 1) Initialize Massive VST to its default preset. 2) For Oscillator 1 choose a "Sin-Squ" wavetable, and turn the wavetable position knob completely to the...
  5. Goldmidi

    What's A 2-Pole Filter And A 4-Pole Filter?

    To understand what is meant by the terms 2-pole filter and a 4-pole filter, you first need to know is that the word "pole" in the context of filters refers to a 6 dB per octave roll off. This means a 2-pole filter = 12 dB/octave slope and that's because 6 dB x 2 = 12 dB. Furthermore, a 4-pole...
  6. Goldmidi

    How To Stop 808s From Overlapping In FL Studio (DAW)

    The muffled sound of overlapping 808s in Image-Line's FL Studio (Digital Audio Workstation) is often caused by a series of notes played consecutively. However, this issue can be resolved by using FL Studio's "Cut itself" channel rack menu option which forces previous notes to be automatically...
  7. Goldmidi

    What Are FL Studio Tutorials?

    FL Studio tutorials are educational video material about using Image-Line's digital audio workstation in the lines of music production, sound design, sound engineering, and audio mastering. Newbie music producers often start with "FL Studio beginner tutorials" and later on proceed with time...
  8. Goldmidi

    What's The Difference Between Reverb And Delay Effects In Music Production?

    The main difference between reverb and delay is that we can think of delay as a repeated signal that's held in the audio buffer for a few milliseconds and finally mixed with the original signal. On the other hand, reverb is an ambiance of a room made up of a numerous echoes packed closely...
  9. Goldmidi

    How To Tune 808 Bass Drum in FL Studio (DAW)

    Many music producers like to tune 808 kicks so that it matches the key of the song. This can help make 808 kicks to sit better in the mix. For example, if the song is in the key of A major. The ideal approach is to tune the 808 kick drum in same key of the track. However, not all 808 kicks may...
  10. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering How To Tune FL Studio To 432 Hz

    In Image-Line's FL Studio (DAW) you can change the master pitch of the project from 440 Hz to 432 Hz using the master pitch slider. Some music producers may often utilize this feature if they want to make music in 432 Hz tuning instead of standard pitch tuning of 440 Hz. When FL Studio master...
  11. Goldmidi

    General Legato And Portamento For Synthesizers Explained

    Legato and portamento are common parameters that come with almost every synthesizer. In layman terms, these are articulation functions that replicate different styles of playing instruments. Both legato and portamento are Italian words, were legato means "tie together" and portamento means...
  12. Goldmidi

    Reveal Sound Spire Monophonic Modes - Legato and Portamento

    Reveal Sound Spire monophonic modes can be a little bit confusing to people using the software synthesizer for the first time. Apparently there is a wide range of choices when it comes to this different portamento and legato articulation modes such as: Mono 1 = Portamento Re-trigger Mono 2 =...
  13. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make An Electric Piano Using Xfer Serum VST

    This sound design tutorial shows how to design a basic electric piano using Xfer Records Serum VST. You May Also Like: How To Make A Polyphonic SynthWave Brass Sound Using Xfer Serum VST How To Make An 808 Bass Drum Using Lennar Digital Sylenth1 VST
  14. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering What Is Infrasonic Sound?

    Infrasonic sound is a description used to define audio frequencies that can not be heard by the human ear. Therefore, infrasonic sounds consist of audio material which ranges from anything below 20 Hz to 0 Hz. In music production, infrasonic sounds are often unwanted (hence often regarded...
  15. Numero Uno

    What Is Your Favorite Synth by u-he?

    What you would pick as your favorite VST synthesizer by u-he?
  16. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make An 808 Bass Drum Using Lennar Digital Sylenth1 VST

    This sound synthesis tutorial shows how to design an 808 bass drum using the virtual analog synthesizer Lennar Digital Sylenth1 VST in FL Studio (DAW). The final sound is mainly suitable for Hip Hop music production e.g Trap music. But it can blend well with other genres of music so long as...
  17. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make A Polyphonic SynthWave Brass Sound Using Xfer Serum VST

    This sound design tutorial demonstrates how to make a basic polyphonic Synthwave brass sound using the wavetable synthesizer Xfer Serum VST in FL Studio (Digital Audio Workstation). You May Like: How to Make Dark Experimental Synth Keys using Native Instrumental Massive How to Make South...
  18. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make A Sub Bass Using 3xOsc In FL Studio

    This sound design tutorialshows how to make a sub bass using 3x Osc in FL Studio (DAW). *3xOsc is a stock synthesizer plugin that comes bundled with FL Studio and is probably the most beginner friendly synthesizer compared to other FL Studio stock plugin synthesizers. You May Also Like: How...
  19. Goldmidi

    GM: Operation Aura u-he Hive Preset - Synth Lead 5

    This is an audition of the synth lead sound I have made using u-he Hive VST virtual analog synthesizer. Feel free to download this u-he Hive preset and use it as part of your electronic music production needs. Requirements: u-he Hive (VST/AU) You May Also Like: GM: Operation Aura u-he...
  20. Goldmidi

    GM: Operation Aura u-he Hive Preset - Synth Lead 4

    This is an audition of the synth lead sound I have made using u-he Hive VST virtual analog synthesizer. Feel free to download this u-he Hive preset and use it as part of your electronic music production needs. Requirements: u-he HIVE (VST/AU Related Content: GM: Operation Aura u-he Hive...