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!

Tips14 - boost your creativity

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

Tips13 - algorithmic vs convolution reverb

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

Sidechaining

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 03 – EQ’ing the high frequencies

It’s not all about that bass! Everyone who has been producing for some time has read it somewhere: Get rid of the low frequencies of sounds that don’t need these frequencies, to clear up the mud and make room in your mix. And while a lot of people frantically follow this rule, they completely forget about the high frequencies. So once they … Read More

Tip 02 – Mixing Down in 3D – The Box

A mixdown can be something very abstract when you’re starting out with your productions. The pure theoretical definition is “to combine several tracks of audio into a single file”. In general practice the term “mixdown” or “mixing down” is often used as a way to describe the proces of making the most out of your mix. This means volume leveling, sound … Read More

Tip 01 – Stereo Imaging

For this first production tip we’ll focus on the stereo image. More specifically; how to get a wide lead sound which sounds good in mono as well. We won’t get into the science behind the techniques too much. If you’re interested in the scientific explanation of what’s going on; please check out this link. (SoundonSound) Instead we’ll be looking at … Read More

Why I Started Ghost Producing

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!

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