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How do I find out the musical key of a MIDI file?
How do I find out the musical key of a MIDI file?
We’ve put together a quick tutorial on one of the questions we get asked the most about MIDI files: “How do I tell the musical key of a MIDI file?”. The answer is to open up the MIDI file that you&rsq.... Read More
Zen World Presets - Watch Him Make A Big Room Breakdown Lead
Zen World Presets - Watch Him Make A Big Room Breakdown Lead
Watch Zen World create a Big Room lead synth using NI Massive! You can hear leads like this in so many popular track - and if you've ever wondered how to make one then this great video will help you program one yourself! NI Massive is one of the most popular synths in the studio's of pro's around.... Read More
How To Import MIDI Files In Logic X
How To Import MIDI Files In Logic X
We've had a few requests recently from new Apple Logic Pro users asking how to import MIDI loops into Logic X without evoking the automatic 'Grand Piano of Doom' instrument! The secret is to simply add a new blank instrument channel first, drag-n-drop your chosen MIDI file onto the track and then.... Read More
Making A Psytrance Bass Patch With NI Massive
Making A Psytrance Bass Patch With NI Massive
Watch DMS synth programming wizard Doctor Doubledrop showing off his skills to make a Psytrance bass sound using NI Massive. This powerful instrument has fast become a favourite of Pro sound designers, studio engineers and artists alike for it’s chunky, wide sounds and handy macro controls..... Read More
Music Theory For EDM Video
Music Theory For EDM Video
Watch EDM production expert Konnekta delve into the world of music theory for dance music in this great video. .... Read More
How can I use SoundFonts In Ableton Live?
How can I use SoundFonts In Ableton Live?
SoundFonts (.sf2 files) are self contained sampler instruments from the era before audio units and VST instruments. The format was created in the 90′s as an alternative to General MIDI (GM) sound banks. There are now thousands of free SoundFont.... Read More
Using Sylenth1 32 bit in Logic X
Using Sylenth1 32 bit in Logic X
As some of you may know Logic 10 only runs as a 64 bit application - this means that if you have any older plugins that haven't been updated to 64 bit (or have ceased development and may never be updated) you currently won"t be able to use them in Logic without using.... Read More
Making a Synth Pluck - Virus TI
Making a Synth Pluck - Virus TI
DWSD show us how to make a classic plucked synth sound using the Access Virus TI Snow, although with these easy to follow tips you'll soon be making them in any synth you choose! Check out DWSD's awesome Virus Soundsets and sample packs below! .... Read More
Using Imported Grooves in FXpansion Geist
Using Imported Grooves in FXpansion Geist
DWSD take a look at importing your own grooves into FXpansion's Geist drum sampler! You can check out DWSD's awesome packs here on DMS below. .... Read More
Creating Sound FX - Boom Impact FX With Synapse Audio EKS Pro
Creating Sound FX - Boom Impact FX With Synapse Audio EKS Pro
We're going to take a look at making those super high impact boom sounds that so often punctuate the beginning of Trance breakdowns, it's often called a 'hall kick'' we assume as this it's because its drenched in 'hall' style reverb, however you can never be sure. We didn't put it through google .... Read More
How do I play WAV Samples in Ableton Live?
How do I play WAV Samples in Ableton Live?
The fastest and easiest way to get playing samples in Live is to use it's built in sampler 'Simpler'. Add the instrument to a MIDI track from Live's list of built-in instruments from the right hand library pane, then drag and drop your selected sample into Simpler's sample view window. Arm the tr.... Read More
Logic Tips: removing MIDI CC data in Logic Pro
Logic Tips: removing MIDI CC data in Logic Pro
 Often you'll find a MIDI file that contains unwanted MIDI Controller Channel data, this can cause all sort.... Read More
Creating TB-303 Style Arps using Sylenth1
Creating TB-303 Style Arps using Sylenth1
 DMS producer Michael Picard shows us how to create TB-303 style sequencer arpeggios using Sylenth1. .... Read More
Creating Trance Gate Effects With Omnisphere
Creating Trance Gate Effects With Omnisphere
DMS producer Michael Picard shows off his skills with Spectrasonic's Omnisphere illustrating how to make a simple trance gate effect. .... Read More
Point Blank: Ableton Live - Arpeggiator Percussion Trick
Point Blank: Ableton Live - Arpeggiator Percussion Trick
Jonny Miller (Sidestepper Recordings) demonstrates a useful technique to create interesting percussion patterns by usi.... Read More
Point Blank: How To Make Dubstep in Ableton Live Part 2
Point Blank: How To Make Dubstep in Ableton Live Part 2
Our friends at Point Blank Online music production courses have sent us th.... Read More
Point Blank: How To Make Dubstep in Ableton Live Part 1
Point Blank: How To Make Dubstep in Ableton Live Part 1
Our friends at Point Blank Online music production cour.... Read More
Point Blank Online 'How to Write a Song Part 1/5'
Point Blank Online 'How to Write a Song Part 1/5'
Our friends at Point Blank Online music production cour.... Read More
DMS how to guide: Importing REX files into Logic Pro
DMS how to guide: Importing REX files into Logic Pro
We take a look at importing REX files (Recycle!) into Apple's Logic Pro sequencer software in OS X. Recycle or REX loop files are very useful since they contain tempo .... Read More
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into FL Studio
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into FL Studio
Our How to guides series take a quick look at importing MIDI files like those you'll find here on D.... Read More
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into Reason
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into Reason
Let's take a look at importing MIDI files like those that you'll find here at DMS into Propellerhead's Reason. For .... Read More
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into Logic
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into Logic
Carrying on our MIDI file import 'How to' guides we're taking a look at adding existing MIDI files and then assigning an AU plugin s.... Read More
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into Cubase
DMS how to guide: Importing MIDI into Cubase
In the first installment of our DMS 'How to' guides we'll take a look how to  quickly import a MIDI file into your Cubase projects for.... Read More
Cubase Tips
Cubase Tips
Musician, producer & engineer Nick Sager-House guides us through some hot tips on using one of the most popular DAW packages ever - Cub.... Read More
Chopping Drum Loops
Chopping Drum Loops
We'll show you how to slice pre-made sampled drum loops to help you re-arrange them, create variations as well as totally new new drum grooves. To aid us we'll be using Propellerhead Software 'Recycle!' software to aid the slicing of your drum loops since this easily creates a MIDI file r.... Read More
DMS Free plugin guide
DMS Free plugin guide
DMS Free plugin Guide - we've put together a guide to a few of our favourite ever FREE audio plugins for our users. What's best i.... Read More
reFX Vanguard tips & tricks
reFX Vanguard tips & tricks
Our resident synth whizz Gary F.L gives us some advice on programming reFX's popular Vanguard synth. With these tip and tricks you'll be making phat banks & patches in no time! Sound design is a very competitive, tricky and time consuming process, new trends appear, and die very quick.... Read More
Psytrance Ableton Live Tutorial
Psytrance Ableton Live Tutorial
We take a look at building up a basic Psytrance groove using Ableton Live, then show you how this powerful program can help you work you psytrance loops into basic track ideas. We've used Nuborn's Psytrance.... Read More
Layering Sounds
Layering Sounds
We've all heard that the secret to a great sounding track is layering synth sounds to create that massive thick wall of sound you hear in your favourite tracks, but how do you make it work? Slapping a whole load of sounds on top of each other usually r.... Read More
Creating a bass sound using Novation V-Station
Creating a bass sound using Novation V-Station
Kieran S shows us how to programme a fat buzzing bassline using Novation's popular V-Station softsynth.... Read More
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