Sunday, February 17, 2019

Alien Strings


100% pure MuLab bliss. "Alien Strings" is a 90BPM showcase of MuLab presets. The drums and drum pattern are bundled templates and the Alien Voice synth comprises the bulk of the sound here while Resonant Lead and Angels choral sounds add just a bit of color and variance.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- Drumset preset on Drums.
- Alien Voice playing Chords.
- Resonant Lead with Expo playing Melody.
- Angels on the backup playing Accompaniment.
- Compressor and Spectrum Analyzer on Master channel.

MuLab project file: Alien Strings.MuProject

Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy Place


A return to livelier times, the earlier days when hip-hop was just gaining mainstream momentum and got meshed with pop and R&B. That's "Happy Place", 110BPM synth groove from the 90s.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- Rock Kit and Compressor on Drums.
- New Brazil preset playing combined Chords and Melodic Part.
- Vintage Lucky preset with Roomy Chorus playing a mix of Melodic Parts.
- Electro One playing a combination of Bass and Melody.
- Tight Room Reverb, Compressor and Spectrum Analyzer on Master channel.

MuLab project file: Happy Place.MuProject

Friday, February 1, 2019

Underground Beats


"Underground Beats" is a big old mess of bass and and old-school sounds hijacked from the late 90s. MuLab's Bass 305 brings that low level bass playing arpeggiated chords while a heavily tweaked Rock Kit delivers them old school, underground drums.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- Underground Kit (tweaked Rock Kit) on Drums.
- ViMo 2 synth preset routed through an Arpeggiator and Small Damped Room reverb playing a mix of Chords and Bass.
- Goodie Bass routed through an Arpeggiator and Small Damped Room reverb as arpeggio Chords of acid style basses.
- Bass 305 routed through an Arpeggiator, Lowpass Filter and Tight Room reverb playing a mix of Chords and Bass for a heavily filtered, low sub-bass line.
- Compressor, Spectrum Analyzer and Limiter on Master channel.

MuLab project file: Underground Beats.MuProject

Trapped


"Trapped" is a dark trap beat thumping at 150bpm for easier sequencing at an effective 75bpm. MuLab's BassDrum preset has been tweaked to pound that tuned sub-bass while a modified 808 kit fills out the beat.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- Trap Kit (tweaked 808 Kit) with MultiMode Filter and Compressor on Drums.
- Pizzicato preset routed through Arpeggiator and Vintage Echo 2 playing transposed Melodic Part.
- Pizzicato preset playing combined Chords and Melodic Part.
- Step Sequencer and tweaked BassDrum playing Chords as sub-bass drops.
- Compressor, Spectrum Analyzer and Limiter on Master channel.

MuLab project file: Trapped.MuProject

Friday, January 18, 2019

Chill Beats Bumped


"Chill Beats Bumped" is that smooth hip-hop from back in the days. Massive bass thumps over mellow chords driven by lo-fi beats the homies smuggled in from the 90s. 140BPM with beats sequenced for effective 70BPM. Chill.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- Chill Kit (custom MuDrum preset) with Soul Food for slightly overdriven, lo-fi beats on Drums. Plus a sub-track for automation of MultiMode Filter on master channel for smooth, filtered intro and outro.
- Cloudy synth with TF Lowpass Filter playing Chords for that smooth pad sound.
- Bangkiss synth routed through Arpeggiator with WackyFiltered Echo playing arpeggio Chords as accompaniment.
- Heavily tweaked BassDrum synth routed through Step Sequencer playing arpeggio Chords as tuned sub-bass.
- MultiMode Filter, Compressor and Frequency Analyzer on Master channel.

MuLab project file: Chill Beats Bumped.MuProject

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kraft Kit


An attempt to mimic some of the defining sounds of the godfathers of electronic music, "Kraft Kit" is a 140BPM Kraftwerk inspired orchestra of computerized synths. No samples used, drums and other instruments are all MuLab synths.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- Kraft Kit (custom MuDrum preset) with Compressor on Drums.
- Bright Strings with Arpeggiator playing Chords.
- Kraft Synth (custom MuSynth preset) with Hipass Filter playing Melodic Part.
- Attack preset routed through Arpeggiator playing Chords as bass.
- Tight Room Reverb, Compressor and Frequency Analyzer on Master channel.

MuLab project file: Kraft Kit.MuProject

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The New Wave


Synthwave from the eighties, like seriously. "The New Wave" is a 100BPM of synth sounds hijacked and smuggled back to the future.

Only native synths and effects used, no external gear needed.

Template contents:
- 80s Kit (custom MuDrum preset) with Compressor on Drums.
- Silky PWM run through Arpeggiator playing combined Chords and Melodic Parts.
- New Wave (custom MuSynth preset) playing Melodic Part.
- Vintage Bass Synth run through Arpeggiator playing Chords as bass.
- Room Reverb, Compressor and Spectrum Analyzer on Master channel.

MuLab project file: The New Wave.MuProject