How to make a 808 Kick Drum with Abletons Operator

Have you ever wanted to take full control of your 808 kicks?

If so then this is the video for you. We show you in 5 mins how to create a juicy sub destroying kick drum with ableton’s mighty FM synth Operator. You will also be giving the controls to quickly manipulate the sound into some fantastic cutting edges kicks that will fit snuggly into your productions.

If you like that why not check out our sample and preset packs here.

How to Make A Techno Bass with Sylenth1

Over the past year I have been hearing a increasing amount of moog style bass sounds in techno. It is usually using 2 saw waveforms with 1 being slightly detuned. There is also a lot of movement from the filter cutoff that can give a track a moody feel.

What I’m going to show you in this months how to video is how to create the bass sound with Sylenth1. The preset and drums in the videos are from our Underground Techno sample pack that will be out at the end of August 2014.

How to Make Deep House Pads with Massive



Pads can really help add the glue that holds tracks together. Here I show you how to create a deep house pad that can add warmth and texture to your productions.


All the drums in the “How to… Make a Deep House Pad with Masive ” video comes from Spf Samplers Tech House Samples sample pack that will be released on October the 23rd.


And if you like this synth sound why not try Spf Samplers preset pack “ Massive Deep House Presets”.



How to make…. A Deep House Bass with Massive

How to… Make a Deep House Bass with Massive  

After the influx of phase modulated and FM style bass sounds into deep house,  I have decided to take it upon my self to show you all how to recreate a FM sounding bass with Native Instruments Massive.

All the drums in the “How to… Make a Deep House Bass with Masive ” video come from Spf Samplers Deep House 2 sample pack.

And if you like this synth sound why not try Spf Samplers new pack “ Massive Deep House Presets”.

Essential Food & Drink For The Studio

Our Nutritious Guide For The Creative Mind


Whether you’re forking out a fair amount of cash for a slick recording studio session, or simply using your own studio set-up at home, the studio is where the creative flair and magic begins to blossom.


Feeling alert and creative in the studio is essential to ensure you make the most of your session. Having the wrong attitude in the studio, or just feeling lethargic can have a huge impact on your creativity. Here we discover the best food and drink to have during your studio time to help your mind and encourage creativity.

Feeding Creativity

Essential Food & Drink For The Studio

Carbohydrates are very important to ensure you have the right energy for a studio session, especially if you are planning a long shift. Carbs are essentially fuel for the brain, releasing a steady supply of energy regularly.  Our top recommendation is eating plenty of whole grain foods, because they break down slowly providing you with a steady supply of fuel for long periods. Examples are Whole meal bread, brown rice, oats and corn.

Essential Food & Drink For The Studio

Antioxidants like those found in fruits and vegetables help to generate a fighting power to keep your creative impulses firing at top speed. Blueberries are considered to be the most powerful to establish a fresh creative mind. Fruit snack and smoothies are a perfect fix to enhance a creative mind.

Essential Food & Drink For The Studio

Green tea is excellent fuel for the brain. Reports suggest people who drink Green Tea regularly appear mentally more youthful. This is great news for music producers, especially those who often stay up until the early hours finishing off a track. The caffeine in Green Tea will also help to boost concentration levels providing you drink it in moderation.

Essential Food & Drink For The Studio

Sugar (good sugar) can play a huge role in keeping you alert by boosting your concentration levels. Unfortunately this does not mean putting 2 huge dumps of white powdered sugar in your tea. We are talking about healthy sugar found in fruit such as oranges, blueberries, apple and pineapple. Eating fruit will ensure you get your glucose and antioxidants fix for the studio.


A good eating plan is almost certain to enhance a creative mind, stick with our advice to ensure you maximize creativity in the studio.



How to make cymbals with sylenth1

How to make cymbals with sylenth1

For this months how to tutorial, I have again used the highly popular ultra versatile synth Sylenth1 from Lennar Digital. I have taken it upon myself to create some techno cymbals that will add that sparkle and shine to any dull production.

The sound in “How to make cymbals with sylenth1” can be highly modified to help set a variety of different cymbal sounds by just modulating two parameters.


The drums from the how to video are from Spf Samplers Deep Tech House sample pack.


And if you like this how to  dont forget to check out our youtube channel for lots more.


How to Make Kick Drums with Sylenth1

How to make kick drums with sylenth1

For this months how to we are going to show you how to make deep booming kicks that will work with Techno, Deep House, Tech House and Minimal. Our weapon of choice is Lennar Digitals most popular synth Sylenth1.

This kick drum preset will give you the boom your looking for to shake the club.

If you like this kick drum preset why not try Sylenth1 Techno Presets or Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets

Also here is our first how to “How to Make Dub Tech Stabs with Sylenth1


Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 now 25 % off

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 is now on sale for 25% off.

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Get this chart topping presets pack for a fraction of the original price. Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets 2 is full of deep, dark and dirty Sylenth1 presets custom-built for tech house, deep house and techno productions, featuring 200 precision-programmed bass, leads, keys, pad, FX, arpeggios, & synths plus 88 Midi files for melodic inspiration.

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Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets Preview 1

Heres a preview of the new SYLENTH1 DEEP & TECH PRESETS pack that will be out next week.

Exclusive to Beatport and Sounds to Sample.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets is a sylenth1 preset pack full of techno stabs, lush organic keys and bouncy deep bass presets. Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets gives you every thing you need to create deep underground techno, deep tech, techno, tech house, minimal and underground house.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets includes 108 presets. All the presets in Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets are organized into banks to allow you to maintain your work flow. The banks are split up by Arp & Sequences, Bass, Extras, (Drums and Effects), Keys and Synths.

Also for added creative control there is 39 customizable midi files. Included are bass, keys and synths midi files. These are a nice compliment to the presets they are customized for.

Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets only includes sylenth1 presets and midi files. Note that the tops of in the demo come from Spf Samplers Deep Tech House sample pack (thou all the kicks are from Sylenth1 Deep & Tech Presets) .

The collection is compatible with all versions of Sylenth1 v2.02 and higher (PC and Mac).