• Humanize Chord Progessions in Ableton

    Humanize Chord Progessions in Ableton

    May 3, 2018 miscinc

    With a digital audio workstation (DAW) it’s never been easier to write melodies and chord progessions. But with more and more time spent on creating such harmonies, you realize that it’s not sounding quite as human as if it would sound like if you played it by hand. You either can choose to record it…

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  • Time managment for producers

    Time management for producers

    April 26, 2018 miscinc

    Are you sometimes feel that you don’t use the time you have efficient enough? Or do you struggle to find time at all to make music? I was at this point as well and want to help you find a way to organize yourself and squeeze the most out of it. Find your big things…

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  • How to use analyzers

    How to use analyzers

    April 19, 2018 miscinc

    Mixing your own music can be a challenge. After countless hours of tweaking and arranging it’s easy to lose perspective on your track. Therefore receiving visual feedback can be helpful to achieving a clean and powerful mix. Get things started Choose an analyzer and stick to it! You need to know how it responds to…

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  • How to layer hip hop drums

    How to layer hip hop drums

    April 12, 2018 miscinc

    Drums are arguably the most important element to consider when creating a hip hop track. While the groove is essential, the sound of your drums can separate you strongly from the sea of producers. To achieve your very own sound, you won’t get far without layering. Layering is the technique of stacking sounds to create…

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  • 3 tips for an improved workflow

    3 tips for an improved workflow

    April 4, 2018 miscinc

    Getting ideas down quickly is essential for music producers to get in the state of flow and stay there. With these 3 simple tips you’ll be able to improve your workflow, and remain focused on your project. 1. Create a template Creating a standard template in your daw will not only help you have all…

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  • Traktrain90 Reverse Reverb FX Tutorial

    Reverse Reverb FX

    March 28, 2018 miscinc

    In this blog post I’ll show you how to add some spice to your musical concepts. This particular little trick will lend atmosphere and space to your track. First you need a chord progression, melody, vocal – or any element you want to work with. Duplicate the track and reverse the whole section. Now insert a…

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  • Pitch Modulation Tutorial

    Pitch Modulation Tutorial

    March 22, 2018 miscinc

    With lo-fi beats, you hear the old vinyl effect a lot. The pitch of the piano, guitar or even the whole beat goes up and down which creates a super old school, mellow vibe. I’m going to show how to rebuild this in Ableton Live using the Simple Delay. Get that old vinyl feeling Firstly…

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  • Creating Rhythmis Vocal Athmospheres

    Creating Rhythmic Vocal Athmospheres

    March 19, 2018 miscinc

    In lo-fi hip hop, it’s all about the rhythm and feel of your track. To create a cool rhythmic vocal effect, try using this technique. 1. All about the grains. First, choose a sample where someone is talking. Background noises are ok – music is not. Then apply your chosen vocal to a granular synthesizer.…

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  • How To Improve Your Hi Hat Grooves

    How To Improve Your Hi Hat Grooves

    March 15, 2018 miscinc

    Programming HiHats in a DAW is a quick and easy way to get your ideas down. But with more and more time spent on a project you may realize that  your hats sound too mechanical, too robotic. The problem with that is, that a real human drummer will always have a slight variation each time…

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  • Traktrain90 5 Plugins for Lofi Hip Hop

    5 Plugins for Lofi Hip Hop

    March 5, 2018 miscinc

    misc.inc shows you 5 of his most essential plugins for lofi hip hop, ranging from synthesizers to bitcrushers. 1. Decimort 2 One of my favourite plugins for bit reduction. In lofi hip hop especially, it’s all about finding the right place between old and new. Decimort 2 offers a great spectrum of options for high…

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