Help and Sounds

Production Guides

This is a collection of articles I’ve written over the years, covering different aspects of writing and performing electronic music.  The tutorials are available in two formats, PDF and html, though I generally recommend the PDF versions as they look nicer.  You can download all the PDFs in one shot here:

All Tarekith’s Production Guides (PDF)

Be sure to check out past articles on the blog as well, as I often post audio production topics there too!

Mixdowns (PDF)

Mastering Your Own Tracks (PDF)

Arranging Songs (PDF)

Dynamics Control (compression, limiting, etc) (PDF)

Playing Live (PDF)

Chasing Inspiration (PDF)

Creating Transitions & Fills (PDF)

Digital Levels and Metering (PDF)

Working With Other Musicians (PDF)

Creating Space and Depth in Music (PDF)


Effects Racks, Patches, and Sounds

 Tarekith’s Ableton Live DJ Effects version 9

Sample Chains for the Elektron Octatrack

145 Prepared Samples for the Elektron Machinedrum

Sticks & Stones Sysex and Loops for Elektron Machinedrum SPS1-UW

 Elemental Soundset (128 patches) for Access Virus TI

 Mythology Soundset (128 patches) for Access Virus C & TI


Musical Instrument FAQ’s

Elektron Monomachine SFX60 Tips and Tricks

Elektron Machinedrum SPS1-UW Tips and Tricks

Roland MC505 FAQ

Emu Command Station FAQ (XL-7, MP-7, PX-7)