I remember a moment when i thought i witnessed an EQ phenomenon. I was about 17 years old. I used to play drums in a reasonably successful band at the time. Our producer was in the studio with us and was directing the recording engineer. At one point he said “sounds ok, but i think it has a touch too much 1Khz”. My ears pricked up, and i thought, you are kidding me right. People can’t just hear a frequency and know exactly what it is. Or can they....
New episode of Ask Bass Kleph. This one was about Master EQ, Master bus settings, and a little on compression and limiting.
A while back I did a colab with my long time friend Tommy Trash (under my alias TAISUN). It was a fun experience writing it. Tommy and I had been meaning to do a colab for years. Way back since we used to live together in Australia. We had remixed each other, but never a colab. So, we finally put some time in in the studio. It is always extra fun writing when it is with one of your best mates. I can’t recommend it enough. There were plenty of good times, laughs, and whiskeys. However, there was also lots of hard work, and even some learning. Some of the main things that I picked up from working with Tommy were….
Layering is pretty much the opposite of my last blog post on Separation. In this case, you are trying to combine sounds and make them fell like they all come from the one instrument (most of the time). However, just like separation, you also don’t want the sounds to fight with each other. I generally use a combination of Instruments, Transposing, EQ, Overdrive, Compression, Stereo processing and space. Here’s how.
How do you get all your sounds to be clearly separated and defined in your mix? Good separation can give your mix clarity, punch, depth, and also power. Here's some tips.
Something special arrived in the post today! Here's a quick first test of the Maschine Jam by Native Instruments. I'll have more details on this after i've spent some more time working with it. Ask me any questions in the comments!
If you are on my email list, you may have noticed me mentioning there was a new Bass Kleph track coming out soon! :) The song is called Damn Fucking Right and I’m excited to say that it will be released on Hysteria Records! Home of the Bingo Players. Not only that, but I designed the entire song from the ground up to be playable on Maschine with pad drumming. So, like my other Maschine Kits on my site, there will soon be a new one, along with a instructional video, and a sample pack.
Big news today! Native Instruments launched a new Maschine unit called JAM. Does this mean we should ditch our old ones? Turns out, maybe not. The new Maschine resembles something like the Ableton Push, but designed for the Maschine software. It’s 8x8 grid appears to give you a tactile hardware version of Step Sequencing, Mixer, Keyboard/Chord performance, and Scene/Pattern switching.
Hi Guys, Sorry I've been a bit quiet lately. Lots of good things are coming :) I’d like to give you quick update on some new things, and i have loads of free downloads for you too!
I know a few of you have been asking me about this for a while, and i love to give you guys what you want. So, here's a pack of 125 of my favourite Massive patches that i've made for Bass Kleph and TAISUN. You may recognise a few of them from my records. There's loads of Bass sounds, some Leads, FX, Synths, Pads, and more!
Here's a very special Massive patch I made with 8 special macros that makes it quick and easy to make all your build up, riser, and down sweep sounds. Better yet, it's FREE!
If you don't know, i started a new alias back in December 2015 called TAISUN. It's been off to an amazing start! One of the tracks is already up to 142k plays!!! Better yet, It's a Free Download too. Get your copy here!
I've just uploaded a collection of 14 of my favorite and most useful custom Ableton Live Macro plugins that make my life so much easier! They make common tasks faster, and some previously impossible tasks, now possible! There's video demos in there too. Check them out!
Way back in 2007 i made a bootleg that went really well for me, and lately i've been hearing people playing it again! So i thought i'd give away a free download. Read the full story...
About two months ago i decided to start a new side project called TAISUN. Today it was released! Read the story and hear the tracks!
A little while back i did a live Maschine demo and Q&A at Icon Collective Production School in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, here's the video that shows the Maschine Performances and Q&A session.
I'm so stoked to hear how many of you have enjoyed using this free plugin i made. Equally, I'm stoked that i am continually asked by new people where they can get a copy too! So I've made it available for FREE right here.
Hi guys, i'm excited to announce the new basskleph.com!! It has combined bassklephmaschinekits.com and bassklephstudio.com plus it now features an excellent blog space where i can share more tutorials, tips, tour stories, new music, new maschine kits and more! If you are not already on the mailing list. Join up now! Lots of cool stuff coming in 2016!
Teaming up once again, Bass Kleph and M35 deliver “Redlining” on powerhouse SPINNIN’ records sub-division OXYGEN recordings.
This episode of Bass Kleph's radio show features new music from JACK Ü, TUJAMO, SANDER VAN DOORN, UMMET OZCAN, KAYZO, TOMMY TRASH and more!
The votes are in, and Bass KLeph has remixed your choice of song! Ladies and Gentlemen, listen and download your free copy of Mylo "Drop The Pressure (Bass Kleph bootleg remix)"
This episode of Bass Kleph's radio show features new music from DADA LIFE, TWOLOUD , DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, MARTIN SOLVEIG & GTA, KSHMR, AND MORE
His first single of 2015, Bass Kleph has dropped his new original ‘Cowboy Coffee’ today on Vacation Records. The track takes you on a wild ride of high energy electro and a funky lead that sample an homage to old western flair.
To get you ready for my forthcoming release “Cowboy Coffee” on Vacation Records, I wanted give away a special DJ edit I’ve been playing in my sets lately. You’ll recognize the vocal sample from the classic tune “Boom Boom Boom” by the Outhere Brothers.
After a high demand of requests… In this studio tutorial I go over kick drums and how to make them fat and punchy… producers listen up!
Bass Kleph and REVOLVR have teamed up with Splice to give you guys an exclusive inside look at their new track ‘Mile High’ on Cr2 Records!
Learn how to play my recent single w/ Audex called “Somebody Shoulda Told You” on the Native Instruments MASCHINE! Bass Kleph & Audex – Somebody Shoulda Told You is OUT NOW on Ones To Watch Records.
#TBT A Christmas message from Bass Kleph, and his MASCHINE.
After the massive success of his fan-requested remix of Darude Sandstorm, Bass Kleph opened the polls once again for the next remix contest, asking thousands of fans what tracks they’d want a free remix of. The people spoke, and its been narrowed down to three choices:
I just got back from playing in Goa, India... I brought a GoPro with me to film the footage, and here's what went down! Super stoked to share this with you guys, SinQ Beach Club was mental!