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Techstep DNB beats with Alien Girl drums [video]

I recently did a nice session with a patron using a drumloop he gave me, which is the original drumloop that was used in the classic Alien Girl tune by Ed Rush, Optical and Fierce.

So here‘s me having a go with it, layering things a bit and doing some analog-modeled processing to glue the drums together more and add some energy and dirt to the sound.
Let’s get that low-level signal up for added body and full tone.

25 minutes of drumbreak nerdery, here you go!

DJ set: Kontula Electronic 2022

 

I had the pleasure of DJing at Kontula Electronic event in Helsinki.
Thanks to Bass Indicates crew for having me!

TRACKLIST 
New Skool Society – The Natural
T.Power – Octogon
Esc – Lumberjack’s Groove
Luke Vibert – 165 303
Jonny Faith – Open My Eyes
Fanu (unreleased)
Naphta – Soundclash
88 Katanas: EchoSliding
Kemal: The Bleed
Fanu (unreleased)
Equinox: I Don’t Want To Hurt You
Plug: Quick Plug For A New Slot
88 Katanas – Real Thugs Recycle
Kaotic Chemistry – Drum Trip (Detbois Trip Remix)
Fanu (unreleased remix action)
Fracture and Neptune: Colemanism
FatGyver: unreleased
Dak: Junk 8
Plug: Military Jazz
Rhytual: Deus (Esc remix)

Create a healthy Reese bass with Serum (fix the Reese bass / two-oscillator sub bass drift problem)

It’s easy and fun to create two-oscillator basses such as Reese basses with Serum, as they sound lively due to the movement caused by two detuned oscillators.
However, this often causes a problem with sub bass, which will also drift in and out, which we don’t want: we want a solid sub bass level.
This video shows you how it’s easy to fix this with Serum.

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Short Studio Session #1

The first episode of new miniseries, Short Studio Session, is now up!

Watch here

So in this series, I want to take a song I’m working on and go thru some things that I feel are interesting. Can be song structure, sound choices, plugins etc.
Aiming to keep more bite-sized than mega masterclass, so this is 24 minutes long.

In the first episode, talking about how to build a song from intro to its busy part and checking some useful plugins in the process, too.

Hope it gives you some ideas!