Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to get Skrillex-style productions

Skrillex has become quite a household name. With 3 Grammys now sitting on his shelf, he is a force to be reckoned with in the EDM community, and he is still in his early twenties. That's crazy. I myself am a huge fan of his, and cannot get enough of his grimey, highly processed sound. Here are two articles I have written for macProVideo describing how to replicate some of the sound design techniques that Skrillex employs:



Try these out in your next productions, you never know, it may induce some crazy grimey-electro-house-dubstep-craziness!

Could Ableton be the Future......

Ableton is slowly becoming my DAW of choice. It's handling and management of audio audio and MIDI is far outweighing the other DAWs in its field. It is also more conducive to electronic music, also commonly known as EDM. You can take a look at some of my macProVideo articles to see the potential of Ableton and it's future in computer music productions.

Creating Noise Based Transitions

Creating Generative Music with Ableton - Part 1

Creating Generative Music with Ableton - Part 2

Creating Reverb Techniques with Ableton

Stem Mastering with Ableton

I'm very excited to see what Ableton has up its sleeves for upcoming upgrades. I hope they introduce further forward thinking techniques and features. Even with the collaboration with Cycling 74, and the byproduct, Max 4 Live, there is huge potential for Ableton.

Monday, July 4, 2011

MacProVideo Tutorials

Over the last few months I have ben writing tutorials for the excellent Mac online learning site, MacProVideo (www.macprovideo.com)

I have been providing tutorials on Apple Logic, Ableton and even Mac troubleshooting tips. MacProVideo have created an excellent facility called, the Hub, where trainers across the world come together and provide tips and tricks foor a host of different Mac applications. The Hub covers everything from Audio and Video through to Design, Web development and Mac tips.

Take a look at some of my blogs on the site, and feel free to make comments.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

MacProVideo Blog Anniversay Contest

Check out this great contest at MacProVido. This is to celebrate their 1 year anniversay of there blog site. They really have some amazing tutorials.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Hi, My name is Gary Hiebner and I started Soundbase. Soundbase is a studio in Durban, South Africa. We specialise in music compositions for new media. In this blog I am interested in talking about everything music (techniques, software, tips, current trends and styles, and other interest of mine in music).

So keep posted.....