In The Style Of: Flume Sound Design

I recently wrote a guest article for Samplified about Flume's sound design and music style. Read an excerpt of the article below, and check out the whole article here. Chopped Vocals One of the most distinctive elements of Flume's sound is chopped up sounds, especially vocals. You could either record your own vocals, find a guest vocalist, … Continue reading In The Style Of: Flume Sound Design

Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection Synth Tutorial

'Chamber of Reflection' really stands out on 'Salad Days' as the only song with none of Mac's signature chorused-guitar playing, instead using layers of dreamy sounding, swirling synths. Interestingly the hook of this song is lifted from a 1975 Shigeo Sekito song called "The Word II". A lot of sites and comments erroneously refer to … Continue reading Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection Synth Tutorial

Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet Synths

'Sweep Me Off My Feet' by Australian psychedelic band Pond is a space-y synthpop-esque song from upcoming album 'This Weather'. It features heavily layered synths to underscore frontman Nick Allbrook's fantastic vocal performance. Synth Bass The song starts with a thick sounding deep synth bass, I tried a couple of synths and the Prophet was the one … Continue reading Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet Synths