Tag: soundscape

  • When and How to Use Delay in Your Mix

    When and How to Use Delay in Your Mix

    Here are five simple but powerful strategies for using delay to liven, fatten, and strengthen your mix productions.

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  • How to Create Unique Electronic Soundscapes with Vocals

    How to Create Unique Electronic Soundscapes with Vocals

    15 minutes in your home studio with a few free plugins and a DAW, and you can be making compelling electronic vocal pastiches! Here’s how.

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  • Take the Winter Sound Challenge!

    Take the Winter Sound Challenge!

    It’s not easy to say goodbye to winter. While the joy of spring’s arrival does tend to make us antsy to hop into our shorts and t-shirts, there’s always that lingering feeling of longing for just one more day out in the snow, one more run on the slopes, and one more snowball fight… Well, winter doesn’t […]

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  • Bernie Krause on Preserving the Voices of the Wilderness Before They Disappear Forever

    Bernie Krause on Preserving the Voices of the Wilderness Before They Disappear Forever

    *Editor’s Note: I interviewed Bernie Krause for BESIDE Magazine’s second issue exactly a year ago, and it has become dramatically evident that a lot has changed since we last spoke. In preparing for this repost, we contacted Krause to request his permission to run this piece and his response floored us, sending uncontrollable tears down my face […]

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  • How to Make Your Synthesizer Fart. Yup.

    How to Make Your Synthesizer Fart. Yup.

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  Synthesists are notorious for their tapestries of bleeps, bloops, burps, and farts. From those original Moog modulators to the current craze in analog, it’s been a dogged critique of synthesists — that as […]

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  • 10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design! Preview for free and subscribe for access. Without the internet around to provide an unbroken timeline of artistic events to a potentially endless landscape of wandering eyes, records that couldn’t achieve access to a viable fanbase in the 1980s have mostly, inevitably […]

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  • The COMPASS: Kyoto, Japan

    The COMPASS: Kyoto, Japan

    By Marihiko Hara I love how time flows in Kyoto, not too rapidly and not too slowly. A five minute walk will lead me through streets, temples, and gardens, where I can feel that I am in ancient spaces. To know where I stand, all I have to do is find out which direction points north. […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments