New demo: Deep & Tropical House

deep & tropical house

We’re happy to present the latest addition to our demo portfolio. With the ever-growing popularity of both the deep house sound as well as the tropical house sound, we thought it would be a good idea to combine the both. The result is a track combining lush atmospheres, extremely catchy plucks and warm vocals to really give you that tropical island-vibe. … Read More

Tip 14 – Boost your Creativity!

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Hey guys, Back for another production tip this week. This time it’s not about a special production technique or science behind how sound behaves, instead we’re going to talk about more of an elusive matter when it comes to the production of music; creativity. And more specifically, how to boost your inspiration. While this might be very personal, I’m sure … Read More

Tip 13 – Reverb – how to get that real sound

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Yes, we’re gonna talk about Reverb. Ever since the introduction of digital music recording and processing, the audio community has been looking for ways to get digital reverberation  sound as close as possible to a real space situation or true analog forms of reverb. The theory is fairly simple; a large number of reflections of a sound signal which then is … Read More

Tip 11 – Sidechaining your Reverb / Delay

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So, you probably use a form of delay or reverb in every single track right? It’s a great way to give a sound some movement, make it more interesting, smooth out the sounds a bit (I mean, that’s why your vocals sound so good in the bathroom), or push it towards the back of the mix a little. It’s very … Read More

Tip 06 – Referencing Your Tracks!

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What’s happening in my lows? What’s happening in the lows of that commercially released and great sounding track? And what’s the difference between the two? How loud are the vocals in that track compared to the vocals in mine? Why does my track sound so shallow and narrow while the other track sounds so loud and wide? All (and more) … Read More

Tip 05 – Turn your ideas into reality

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When starting out with production it can be hard to translate the ideas you have in your head into real music, especially when you have loads of inspiration. Even experienced producers sometimes spend a lot of time crafting the exact melody they have imagined. Wouldn’t it be easy if you could just sing, whistle or hum your melody, and use … Read More

Tip 04 – Freeware plugins galore!

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Hey guys, This time I want to keep it simple and just make a list of some of my favourite freeware plugins. I use these plugins in most of my projects. This shows you that you don’t necessarily need expensive equipment or plugins to make good music. These plugins are free (okay, some have paid versions too) but deliver high quality results. Any … Read More

Why I Started Ghost Producing

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Hey guys, First a little introduction. My name is Michael de Kooker; producer, all-round music lover and owner of this website. I’ve decided to start this blog to show you a bit of what happens ‘behind the scenes’ at ghostproducer.net. No, no confidential information, but everyday things. Every now and then I’ll post an update about what has been going … Read More

Why you need to promote yourself!

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So, you’ve made up your mind. You want to be a DJ, or a producer. Maybe both, because nowadays a DJ cannot make a career without productions, and producers need to tour the globe to be able to generate some income. Good, so you’ve got your goal right there. You want to get your name out there in the (electronic … Read More