Sean Duncan
Sean Duncan is an aspiring Drum N Bass/Breaks emcee from Seattle, Washington. He also produces Hip Hop, sound design, and audio tutorials.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Spice Up Your Drum Patterns With Reverse HitsRevdrumpreviewthumbnail
    Using reverse drum hits is a great way to enhance a drum pattern or mix things up in an arrangement because it reuses the existing sounds, creates tension, and easily adds interest. [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/qt_049_reversed/afReverseDrumHits.mp3]Read More…
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    A Guide to Freezing and Bouncing in FL StudioFreezepreview
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    Freezing. Bouncing. Rendering tracks. Whatever you call it, it is a useful part of music production because it allows you to free up CPU power for more plugins and creates an audio file.Read More…
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    How to Extract Kicks Cleanly from Multi-track Loops in FL StudioThumb
    Have you ever wanted to cut a kick drum out of a loop but found it difficult to do so without bringing the other instruments with it? Read More…
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    How to make a Reverse Glass EffectThumb
    Some sounds are ubiquitous standbys, familiar friends that even define and carry the name of a music genre. Others are rare sounds that catch your ears and surprise you. This tutorial is about one of those effects, it will show you how to make a "reverse glass effect" inspired by a sound from the soundtrack of Halo.Read More…
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    Pitch Bends and Automation in FL StudioThumb
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    Having quick pitch bends on single notes, or having a sound slowly rise or fall in pitch can be an effective way to add richness to a song. Whether you'd like to use the pitch bend wheel on a MIDI controller, or draw in pitch bends with a mouse, this tutorial covers several techniques that take advantage of pitch modulation.Read More…
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    How to Build Tracks So That Instruments Relate to Each OtherThumb
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    Are your instruments fighting each other to get the main role of the track? This tutorial is about techniques for having instruments relate to each other in ways that will allow them to share time in the spotlight and work together. This tutorial also covers using note placement as a way to compensate for having multiple instruments in similar frequency ranges. Keeping with this theme, we'll also explore using melodic content that is already in the track to inspire new instrument parts, so that like characters in a play, the instruments will agree and disagree on points, but in the complete composition they'll work together to present a distinct theme.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Edit for One-Shots In Edison/SlicexMusic and audio
    This tutorial is about how to turn a long audio file into a folder of one-shot hits usable for audio productions. While it is applicable to sampling, it focuses on extracting drum-type hits from a junk percussion recording session. My hope is that a lot of people will see how easy it is to create custom sounds and make them a part of their productions. I'll be using Edison which comes with some editions of FL Studio, but also comes as a plugin for use in other DAWs. If you have the SliceX plugin you'll be able to follow along just as well. Also Included: Junk Percussion Pack with 23 sounds.Read More…
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    How to Make a Sampled Guitar Sound Using FreewareThumb
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    Making something sound like it was sampled can be a fun, royalty-free way to add some old-school soul to your projects. Producers that sample from records do so because they are looking for certain types of sounds that come from old styles of production, but through studying how records used to be made, these types of sounds can be imitated in modern music software. The 1950s classic guitar sound is one of those of sounds.Read More…
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    How to Layer Hip Hop Drums in FL StudioThumb
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    Although it is often seen as a signature move of Hip Hop producers, customizing drums through layering is a technique used by artists in every genre, and it allows you to have fresh, new drum sounds that will energize your productions. Using simple tools and sounds you already have, you can expand your sound palette. In this tutorial, Sean Duncan gets us started.Read More…