Unleash your inner DJ and join us for another Midi2MP3 composition competition! It is easy and fun to participate. This time we you can win 5 Artist Series DVDs from Loopmasters and one Patchworx pack of your choice from Plugin Boutique. Great prizes, so join now! NOTE: We've extended the upload period with one month!
Hocketing is a technique where the same melodic line is split between multiple instruments (or voices), such that alternately one instrument sounds while the others rest. This technique dates back to the 13th and 14th century when it was primarily used in vocal music. By employing hocketing we can create some truly interesting trance arpeggios.
5Pin Media, a Loopmasters label that was formed in 2009, specializes in combining MIDI patterns with audio samples to create unique and highly flexible sample products. We reviewed 'Modern House Beats', the latest addition to their product portfolio. Free sample pack and discount code inside!
It is not a secret that we at Midichords love chord progressions and you may have noticed that we have dedicated several tutorials to chord progressions and how they can be turned into arpeggios and other cool elements. In this article we will look at how Danish producer Jon Skarin uses a chord progression as the foundation for his production ‘Hymn of the Last Whale’.
We are proud to announce the winners of our second Midi2MP3 composition competition! While we did not have so many participants this time, all submissions were of a high quality. Having said that, the voters did not leave much doubt as to what entry was the best.
Chord progressions are always a great starting point for a composition. In this article I will take a cool chord progression from the site and compose something that could go for a ‘music box’ fragment.
I am a trance music addict. With its dynamics, melodic and atmospheric qualities and ethereal female leads (vocal trance), trance music is uplifting, beautiful and even spiritual. Like no other genre it connects with my emotions.
A great way to compose a lead melody (or an element that accompanies your main melody) is to take a chord progression and turn it into an arpeggio - a broken chord where the notes are played in sequence rather than at the same time. They really are a fundamental element in trance music that help create harmony and rhythmic interest.
Jon Skarin is an electronic music composer from Denmark whose mastery is composing suprisingly enchanting and mesmerizing songs, blending styles such as dance, new age, classical and celtic/irish. Small, musical pearls. Too good to ignore in our opinion.
Noise and music, what is the difference? In this article we will have a look at some of the fundamental characteristics of sound. It will help us to understand and appreciate what makes a sound musical and distinguishes it from plain noise. Especially for computer musicians this knowledge is relevant.