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Kontakt Sound Manipulation

There are lot of ways to manipulate samples in Native Instruments Kontakt sampler. Here are a few inspirations:

Omri Cohen

If you want to step (deeper) into modular synthesis, Omri Cohen is one of the best teachers for that on YouTube. If you should not know, VCV Rack is a free software version for modular synthesis and there’s an iOS port available called MiRack.


Rick Beato in detail about compression…


SonoBus is an easy to use and free application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network. So if you want to colaborate with a distant friend on some tracks get this now here.

How To Hear Compression

Compressors are powerful weapons that define the tone, texture, and attitude of our productions. Join Gregory Scott, Kush Audio’s analog and plugin designer, as he twists the knobs on a compressor plugin while telling you exactly what to listen for, making it incredibly easy to hear all the nuances that make compressors the most magical pieces of gear in a producer’s arsenal.

Mixing On Headphones

Most people will tell you to never mix (/master) a piece of music on headphones. Here’s a different approach:

You can do so. Obviously it’s a subjective matter but if you’re on a budget or for whatever reason decide to do so…go for it. There’s obviously lots of different heaphones available from 20 bucks to 2000 and more but in the end, and that goes for speakers as well, you’ll need to know how music is supposed to sound on them. That can be easily done by simply listening to published songs. It’s all about reference and on top goes your personal taste as well. So this is just a little encouragement for beginner producers, you can go places on a budget for sure.

Learn more about studio headphones (Keep in mind though there cannot be an objective best-headphone-chart)


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Acid 303 For Serum

Watch (and copy) Francis Preve’s approach to simulate a 303 inside Serum.

Creating Your Own Wavetables

Francis Preve explains how to use Ableton’s Simpler to create your own wavetables in this article.