How To Use Noise For FX In Your Dance Music Productions

Sometimes paid less attention than other parts of a synth, the noise section is actually a powerful tool when designing sounds. Multiplier explains why.  

We spend ages when making music trying to get a specific bass sound or a certain kind of kick drum, but SFX play an important part in dance music production too. In this short video from the course Dance Music Sound Design 106: SFX, Adam Pollard AKA Multiplier explains the theory behind different types of noise - white, pink and more - and how they can be shaped and incorporated into your productions. 

With some hands-on demonstrations of using different noise types and filtering or effecting them in different ways, you will see how that Noise section on your synths that you may have usually just ignored can actually be brought into use to help you to get more interesting sounds. Check out the other videos in the course to learn even more about using SFX in dance music production. 

Watch the full course Dance Music Sound Design 106: SFX in the Ask Audio Academy here.  

Dance Music Sound Design 106: SFX

White noise, sweeps, swooshes, risers, background noises, vocal FX… More than just the “icing on the cake”, sound effects play a vital role in dance music. Try playing a track with all the sound effects muted, and it certainly won’t have the same impact! But how exactly do you create them? In this course, dance music expert Adam Pollard reveals his secret weapons, tools and techniques for crafting your own.

How do you create pristine cymbal effects? How do you synthesize earth-shaking sub boom sounds from scratch, using any synth? What about vinyl spin down, white noise and synth riser effects? And which soft synths and effects should you use, and when? Using a variety of plugins, Adam reveals inside info to help you design all these… and more!

So sit back and join Multiplier in this info-packed SFX exposé! Upon watching this 25-tutorial course, you will possess all the knowledge needed to bring your production to life with original sound effects!

Watch the full course Dance Music Sound Design 106: SFX in the Ask Audio Academy here. 

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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