How to find unwanted/ringing frequencies in your mix and carve them out?

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It often happens that the sounds we use in music contain a bit of useless noise that only fills up the bandwidth. Our ears get so used to hearing our songs, we may not hear these things while we’re mixing, so this is a good way of removing what’s unnecessary. We end up getting all kinds of small things with funny resonance in our mix, and Continue reading

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AMA session over at Reddit

fanureddit-sqThe kind fellas over at Reddit’s edmproduction forum suggested I’d do an AMA (ask me anything) session, and we did. A lot of music-production-related talk. Check it out.

 

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Breaks & Beats Podcast #10: ”Focus On Drums”

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This time, instead of going for more contemporary material, the podcasts focuses on wicked drumworks in D&B. A lot of this stuff is old, and I wanted to include tunes from whom I consider to be among the masters of drumworks in D&B. Continue reading

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Bandcamp vinyl upload

I added a bunch of my old vinyl releases as rips on my Bandcamp today.
Some of those releases are pretty hard to find, so getting a vinyl rip is the closest you may get to “the real thing”.
Peep them at https://fanu.bandcamp.com

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Bristol–Helsinki EP

Bristol–Helsinki EP, the much-promised first Fanu x Coleco release, is here.

Why the name? The whole EP started sort of accidentally by Coleco sending me a break and saying I could try working with it Continue reading

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FatGyver: “Talk To Strangers” now up on Fanu’s Bandcamp page

You can now get my hip hop debut thru my Bandcamp as well (previously released thru Redef Bandcamp).

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Production: get your sub bass right!!

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Here’s a thought relating to sub bass in bass music – i.e., music where the sub bass usually sits below the kick on the frequency range. This doesn’t apply to genres such as rock or house, for example, for there you may have your kick lower than your bass in general.

In bass music, we want to have our sub strong enough around 40–60 Hz area, because that’s where the meat is. Continue reading

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About mastering

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As I’ve been asked about my mastering a lot recently, I thought I’d write about how it started for me and how I do it today. I’ve always loved letting people know what I know about music, and I’m always willing to help and assist producers.

Having made electronic music since 1992, if I recall correctly, I have always been interested in all its aspects and obsessed with it in various ways. Super-fast-forward till 2.5 years ago or so: mastering was the logical next step, having tackled pretty much everything else relating to music (production, mixing, DJing, performing live, traveling around the world to spread it, being my own agent, being/running a record label).

I started messing around Continue reading

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B&B Podcast via iTunes

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Breaks & Beats Podcast is now also available via iTunes.
SUBSCRIBE and find all episodes

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Breaks ‘n’ Beats Podcast # 9

SUBSCRIBE via iTunes + find all episodes!

TRACKLIST Continue reading

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Fanu x Sarah Kivi (download)

Here’s a fresh remix I did for Sarah Kivi, a Finnish artist whose music I like a lot.
Grab it, and feel free to share it if you like it.
Also, make sure to Google her and check out her music; I bet you’d like it even if you don’t understand Finnish. She’s great.
In addition to Soundcloud, you can also DL the remix from my Bandcamp page.

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Strange Lights album (free download)

So here it is. The fifth / sixth album by yours truly, depending on how you count it.
Daylightless, Homefree, Serendipity, Departure, and Lodge, if you want to count that one in. And now, Strange Lights.

What to say to kick this off with? Actually it seems I have a shitload to say, so let’s do this. Get some coffee or a beer or something to make it thru the whole damn thing.
But if you ain’t into reading, it’s fine, here’s all relevant links so you can grab the music:
Bandcamp page (lets you download it)
Soundcloud player
Youtube playlist
direct mp3 download
direct wav download

[btw, that dope-as-heck artwork was done by Lonekink so hit him up!]

• • • GOING BY THE GUT • • •
As I’ve got older (funnily enough, it’s my 35th birthday today), Continue reading

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