This weeks guest artist XWire brings you this weeks blog post about Sound Design.
As someone who experiments daily with new sounds, I often get asked “how do you make that sound in so-and-so song?!” or “What plugins do you use for your sounds?!”. To be honest, depending on the track you also have to ask yourself, does this sound flow with the dynamic of the song? Is this something that will make the song stand out and be different than the rest of your productions?
I usually use Serum, NI Massive, Gladiator, and NI FM-8 for most of my sounds, and that includes leads, pads, bass, atmospheric sounds, everything really. It’s not about what plugins you use, it’s about how you use them and if you know how to use them. A beginner could have a copy of XFer Serum but if he doesn’t know how to use it, nothing will come out of it.
Something I’ve always told my friends who want to learn sound design: practice. Start by making a couple of “YOY” sounds, (that’s what I did, and you can hear it in my latest release “Error Code 404” by the way) in which the main bass is actually just a squarified version of a “YOY” sound.
Eventually you will get the sound you were looking for, even if you don’t get the sound you were trying to make, you end up with some really satisfying results because you get to know your plugins a little more. -Xwire
Hey guys, Saylus here bringing you the blog post this week for The Whitenoiize
Collective and I will be keeping is short and sweet talking about stage presence.
“But Saylus, what’s stage presence?” Glad you asked! You see that guy standing on
stage pressing buttons, turning knobs, and screaming, “HEY!” in to the mic every
off beat? Well that’s a “DJ,” and people pay a lot of money to see some of these
guys play. When people go to these shows, they are expecting just that, a show.
Bright lights and loud speakers can only take you so far. This is where stage
presence comes in.
It’s the DJs job to help guide the energy of the crowd both during the high and low points of their set, and besides a train-wrecked transition, there’s nothing more off-putting than a DJ who doesn’t dance to his or her own music. I little movement on stage goes a long way, especially with smaller crowds that just need a little motivation to get out on the floor and dance.
When they see you up there having a good time, they want to get up and have a good time too. And even if they don’t, it’s still more entertaining to watch someone going nuts and dancing around on stage than it is to watch a piece of wood touch the turntables every few seconds. Simply put; keep it
live, keep it lit.
photo by marisa hugonnett
This weeks blog post is by collective member RNZØ.
Yeah, yeah, by now you’ve probably heard this a million times, but it still stands! What’s up fellow producers, RNZØ here taking over for the week here at The Whitenoiize Collective starting with a blog post.
So music is an art, right. As you draw, you try to keep it neat & precise, so when finished, you want to capture your audience attention. Of course, you make it the way you want but you also try not to lose yourself or be overwhelmed by what you create. In other words, keep it simple. Too many elements or different instruments at any moment in the song and you risk overwhelming your listener.
As for myself, I try not to make my songs complex because I would lose my mind trying to find where that one sample went or where is that synth coming from & so on. If you really listen well to my other songs, they really consist of 15, sometimes 10 or less tracks. I don’t want to lose the audience attention when they hear my songs & neither do you when they hear your song, right. So next time you work on a new song, try applying this method.
“Less is more, keep it simple” is all I’m really trying to say but like I said before, you’ve heard this many times, still I can’t stress this enough.
That is all for my my blog post! Also be sure to be on the lookout for song “Amour” that’ll be releasing here on The Whitenoiize tomorrow!
Till next time. RNZØ
Welcome to another week at The WhiteNoiize Collective!
Last week was also an exciting time for collective member INTRAVERSE who played direct support at Stereo Live for HUCCI. INTRAVERSE played an amazing set for his main stage debut! Make sure you follow all of our collective members on Facebook so you can find out about more appearances.
“Zacc Atwood (INTRAVERSE) passing off the decks to HUCCI.” PHOTO CREDIT: Marisa Hugonnett
You can expect another release this week as always. This time we are featuring collective member RNZØ! Check back Wednesday for the tune!
WNC-012 RNZØ – “Amour” COMING WEDNESDAY 5.3.17
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This week was another fun week at WhiteNoiize. We had a new track from FEEL THIS! as well as a special guest DJ mix from DJ Kosko. But we do have something else planned for this week. Get ready to meet our newest member of the collective! Well, you actually already met him!
Houston local and previous guest feature SAYLUS will be joining us as the fifth member of The WhiteNoiize collective. This guy is nothing but a good time. Always bringing about some jams and good vibes. We are sure you’ll love what Saylus has to offer.
Next week will be out last week of guest releases and then it is back to collective members for the following five weeks! So start writing your tracks and submit to our email for a future release!
Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “How to Read a Crowd” by SJPJ.
As a dj you control the experience, what you choose to play and how you choose to play it dictates the flow of a night. A lot of the time we as djs have this pretty set plan of the kind of set and vibe we set out to play for that night. But I’ve found from my personally experience that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. What I mean by that is that the crowd just isn’t into what you’re playing for whatever reason. Doesn’t make you a bad dj or artist by an means but what it does mean is learning how to read a crowd and guage their responsiveness to what you are playing.
The idea of reading a crowd comes down to looking up at them and seeing how they are feeling what you are playing. Simple enough right? Well the easy part is looking up, the next step is understanding how much they really like what you are playing. If you are playing dubstep for example and people aren’t headbanging it might be that the kind of dubstep is not what they are into. So how to fix a crowd not being into what you are playing? This is where experience plays a big role in this but a good way to start practicing this is to change your vibe midway through your set. Now this requires a huge library, you should always be building your library, but that’s a topic for another day.
So after changing it up a few times you’ll figure out what they are into and at that point you’ll be tuned into your audience This takes a ton of practice and a lot of exerimenting but as long as you are working towards it it’ll be second nature. Thanks again guys and best of luck out there!
Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “Sample Libraries” by guest artist Joseph Crawford.
As producers, we all look for samples. Some of us like to use the KSHMR samples and some of us like to use samples that we just happen to stumble upon. Whatever the case may be, our library starts to build up after so long.
Being a producer isn’t just about the music, it’s also about efficiency. You want to move from one project to the next, efficiently as possible. Our music is what defines our brand and establishes a career for us, so we need to make sure we are hammering out our mixes as soon as one gets done.
Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “Jumping Into Music Production” by KNØTZ.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about for my blog post this week. There are so many topics I felt like I could cover but couldn’t quite set myself on a topic. I figured music production was a topic a lot of people are interested in and maybe I could give my two cents on the matter. I’m calling this “Jumping Into Music Production” because I’m going to focus on the “where to go and what to do” of getting started. There are SO many elements when it comes to producing. Sound Design, samples, effects, plug-ins, which DAW to use etc. etc. Here are some common questions and my answers to them.
Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “Getting/Having a Club Residency” by SJPJ.
Being a resident DJ at one of the larger electronic venues in the country has been an extremely amazing experience and has taught me so much. From playing in front of different kinds of crowds, working with a club staff, getting to meet a ton of new people, sharing my love and passion with the world, and getting to open up for some of the biggest acts in the world has been just amazing to say the least!
Each week, we leave Saturday open for a blog post about some of the things on our mind here at WhiteNoiize. This weeks post is about “What Makes an Artist” by SJPJ.
What makes an artist?
When I started out going to electronic shows I would see these big name artist on stage and would just be taken away at how talented they were. This feeling that people are just special and there’s no way a normal dude like me could do what they do. But after actually meeting some artist and getting to talk to them, I came to the realization that they are normal people just like the rest of us.