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Cymatics is teaching YOU how to make their sounds – For Free

A few weeks ago, I reviewed Cymatics’ “Helix for Serum” preset pack. Not only did I say it was a great pack, but I praised Cymatics for the unique sound design within an over-saturated space. Now, Cymatics is teaching you how to apply their techniques to your own sound design.

Cymatics 30 Day Guide to Advanced Bass Design in Xfer Serum is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a 30 day guide to learning how to make the basses Cymatics has become famous for. With 33 pages of content and 24 videos for you to learn from, you’ll be able to not only understand how to use Serum, but create your own quality sounds.

Although it is pegged as a guide for just bass design, the application of the techniques taught are applicable to anything sound design related: chords, leads, FX, you name it. The ‘secret tips’ provided by Drew himself are fantastic, and give insight as to how a professional sound designer approaches sound design. I truly believe that this is an invaluable resource for producers of all skill levels.

What caught me off guard about the guide was the price, or rather, lack thereof. It’s free – absolutely free. With information this valuable, it’s pretty amazing the team over at Cymatics is willing to give this away for no cost, especially with how much time and effort was put into the creation of the guide.

If you’re interested, grab yourself a free copy of it here, and start making some sounds of your own!

 

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Source: Cymatics is teaching YOU how to make their sounds – For Free

REVIEW: Future Trap by Singular Sounds

Singular Sounds is one of the only sample/preset pack companies that continue to better themselves with each release – a task that seems next to impossible with the quality of content they’ve provided since day one.

With presets and samples made by (clearly) incredible professionals, both aspiring and established producers can expect nothing but the best from Singular Sounds. Releasing their first sample packs in late 2015, fans were treated to phenomenal Future Bass and Tropical House sounds. In early 2016, Singular Sounds released a Future Bass preset pack for Serum – a pack so good, I reach for it every time I need a new sound, or lack inspiration. Now, to start 2017 right, Singular Sounds has released a Future Trap sample pack; a pack I believe to be one of, if not the best, in the genre.

The pack includes 163 samples, with everything from drums (snares, kicks, percussion, cymbals), FX, and chord/melody loops.

Drums:

Skrillex once said that drums can be the determining factor to what makes a song sound ‘professional’. It’s no secret that having great sounding drums can definitely elevate anyone’s production, and Future Trap definitely provides a professional sound. Each drum has clearly been processed and made to provide a professional sound, instantly sounding great in any sonic environment. The snares are tight and punchy, the kicks all hit where it matters, and the cymbals provide the exact sound needed to give the extra sparkle. Not only does each sound work, but they compliment each other as well.

FX:

Great FX can really add a new layer of sonic enjoyment to your productions., and even the most simple effect can make the biggest difference. The FX in Future Trap are all great, including Vocal FX, simple white noise risers and impacts and drum FX as well. Each effect sounds very clean and full, and will definitely be a go to for me in the future.

Chords/Melodies:

Chord loops and melody loops seem to have become a staple for sample packs. However, not many are able to provide the quality of writing and sound design that Singular Sounds does. Not only are the sounds used great (as is everything in this pack, to be quite honest), but the melodics of each chord progression and melody provided are catchy, and are even more musically advanced than many loops provided in other packs. Normally, I only reach for melody/chord loops as a source of inspiration when I can’t find any on my own,  but I can definitely see myself using these either as an extra texture in my productions, or even just on their own.


As I’ve already mentioned, Singular Sounds is one of my favorite sample/preset pack companies, and for good reason. Their content continues to get better with every release, and Future Trap is a true testament to that. The pack is currently available via Splice Sounds (as are all of their packs – I highly recommend you to check them out, you won’t be disappointed), so if you’re interested, take a look and listen to the pack here. If you aren’t subscribed to Splice Sounds yet, this pack should give you a reason to be.

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Source: REVIEW: Future Trap by Singular Sounds

Confession Revolution by Evolution of Sounds: Review

Phenomenal preset packs have come far and few between in recent times. With sample and sound packs monster Cymatics taking over as the prime place to go for sounds, several others have tried and failed to mirror what they have done. But finally, they may have contest.

Evolution of Sounds (AKA: Evo Sounds) is a sample and preset company that has been making quality sounds for as long as I have been making music. Most people will recognize Evo Sounds’ boss, Zen World, as a Youtube star in the production community. From his sound remakes, production tips and more, Zen World has established himself as a great teacher for new beginners. After putting out several preset and sample packs, I truly believe Zen World and Evo Sounds have hit their stride with their new release: Confession Revolution.

With sounds based off of the biggest hits from Tchami’s label Confession, producers will have the ability to start and finish their own Confession-esque bass house records. Drums, bass sounds, FX, leads and more are to be found in this “megapack.”

When I first opened the pack, I reached straight for the Serum Presets. As I was flicking through the presets (playing the sounds through MIDI given inside of the pack), I found myself amazed at how many sounds there were, and how great they all sounded. Many are unique, and many are phenomenal remakes of Confessions’ largest records. One sound in particular amazed me: a sound remade from Dombresky’s hit “Utopia.” The preset, named after the song, was remade flawlessly. With so many leads, FX, plucks and more, inspiration is endless when making any genre with this pack. The sounds in here are truly remarkable. My only gripe? The macro knobs don’t show what they’re affecting, so you have to open up the Serum Matrix in order to see what you’re doing when turning the knob.

Reaching for the drums next, I was shocked at how well they fit in records without any processing. Claps are the perfect size, percussion is unique, and everything sounds tight and ready to go. Surprisingly, two sets of kick drums are included. Provided are your standard punchy/clicky kicks used to cut through a mix. Several of those larger, “thumpier” kicks are provided as well a la Jace Mek’sWhales.”

Also included are vocal shots, FX in the form of audio samples, MIDI and Sylenth1 Presets and even FL Studio and Ableton project files that you can go through and reverse engineer to learn how to make your own songs from start to finish.. Through and through, the pack impresses and is something I will reach to consistently when starting my own records. It’s well worth the money, and I’m excited to see what Zen World and Evo Sounds have to offer in the future!

Be sure to get the pack while it’s still on sale here!

 

 

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Source: Confession Revolution by Evolution of Sounds: Review

Louis C.K. Reveals His True Identity in ‘SNL’ Promos

If you’re a fan of Louis CK’s depressing-yet-life-affirming brand of comedy you know that he essentially plays an enhanced version of himself on Louie his acclaimed FX series Or at least that’s what he wanted us to believe In a new promo round-up for his hosting gig on this weekend’s SNL CK unmasks his…

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Every ‘Simpsons’ Episode Will Be Available to Stream in August

All 530 episodes of The Simpsons will be available to stream on the FX network’s ad-supported “TV Everywhere” app FXNow starting this August Uproxx reports The app will also feature programming from FX’s various channels including FXX and FXM and will be available to those who subscribe to participating cable providers…

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