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Giorgio Moroder 'Chase' How to make with DRC

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The godfather of disco and the grandfather of dance music are two terms that Italian synthesiser legend Giorgio Moroder is not particularly fond of. Yet these two titles are nothing if not deserved. Take the unforgettable bassline of Donna Summer’s ‘I feel Love’ - now try getting that iconic little masterpiece out o...

Yazoo 'Don't Go' - How to make with DRC

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Vince Clarke is a synthesizer superstar. It’s fair to say we are big fans, as is evidenced by Lucas referring to Clarke as a “genius” right at the very start of today’s video! Before becoming one half of synth-pop legends Erasure, he was part of the almighty Depeche Mode, back when their sound was more electropop he...

How to make Pet Shop Boys 'West End Girls' with DRC

Pet Shop Boys - 'West End Girls' How to make with DRC

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The Pet Shop Boys ‘West End Girls’ wasn’t an instant smash hit, even though ironically, the band’s Neil Tennant wrote it while working as a journalist for the huge UK music magazine at the time ‘Smash Hits’. The original version was in fact recorded by record producer Bobby Orlando after meeting Tennant during a Sma...

F1 Sound design tutorial with FRMS and a jacket

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This week our resident sound design master Lucas brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘racing jacket’ in honour of F1 motor racing returning to Portugal, after a 24 year hiatus! To celebrate the recent Portugal GP hosted at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Lucas was inspired to create some F1 car style sounds u...

LK Midi Composition Tools

LK's new MIDI composition tools

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Today we are delighted to share with you the latest functionality to be added to LK Matrix module; MIDI composition tools. Further enhancing Matrix MIDI clip composer, these new tools offer a variety of creative uses, alongside useful timesaving functions. In today's video we take a look at the melody generation and...

Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman tutorial

Crystal Waters 'Gypsy Woman' - How to make with DRC

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“La da dee, la da da” - even without music or any pitch assigned to any of those words, if you are a house music aficionado, chances are you are already singing that truly iconic vocal hook in your head. Equally iconic and inseparable is the accompanying soulful organ stabs of this track’s unforgettable 90’s riff. T...

MIDI CC Automation on LK (AUv3) and AUM

How to make MIDI CC automation with LK

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In addition to giving you several ways to control MIDI CC parameters, LK now supports MIDI clip automation of CC values, as both a standalone app and AUv3 plugin, for use with iOS DAWs such as AUM. In today’s YouTube video we show you Matrix module’s brand new automation editor for MIDI clips, and how to assign and ...

The Cars 'Drive' - How to make with DRC

The Cars 'Drive' - How to make with DRC

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Music videos are quite a unique artform, or at least they can be, with the right kind of creative vision behind them. More than just a key component of the marketing for mainstream single releases, some artists dare to dream of higher aspirations for the realisation of their work in video form. If you’ve put your he...

Boris Brejcha 'Sad But True' How to make with DRC

Boris Brejcha 'Sad But True' How to make with DRC

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In the music industry if you really want to make a name for yourself, to stand out and be heard, you need to innovate, bring something new and interesting to the turntables. One step further than pursuing a certain style, German DJ and producer Boris Brejcha set out to define an entire genre of his own; "High-Tech M...

FRMS Supremeja Music Preset Pack Tour

FRMS Supremeja Music Preset Pack Tour

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Want to see and hear the latest and greatest FRMS soundbank in action? The almighty ‘Supremeja Music Preset Pack’ is stocked full of atmospheric, cinematic soundscapes, leads, effects and more. Who better then, to guide us through a quick demo of its awesome capabilities, than the main man himself: Supremeja Music! ...

Sound Design Tutorial with FRMS - From Raw to Roar!

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Back in July when a lot of the world was very much still in quarantine/lockdown, Lucas gave a demonstration ‘FRMS from scratch’ tutorial using just one instrument/sampling source: The human voice. This proved quite a popular tutorial and encouraged several community members to sample and granulate their own voices, ...

Sound Design Tutorial - Rival Consoles 'Untravel'

Rival Consoles Untravel - how to make with DRC

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Depending on which side of the fence you are on, ‘intelligent dance music’ can push your buttons in one of two ways. Whether you lean in to the chin-stroking, appreciation of its subtle complexities, whilst you sip the latest craft beer from your very exclusive local micro-brewery, or whether you choose to dismiss i...

Sound Design Tutorial - Richie Hawtin 'The Tunnel'

Richie Hawtin The Tunnel - how to make with DRC

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If we were compiling a list of people who we think truly embody the Imaginando spirit, Richie Hawtin would definitely be included. The British-Canadian techno DJ and producer has a hunger for creativity, driven by a passion for pushing the boundaries of technology, to achieve whatever audio/visual purpose or project...

LK 1.7.2 - Introducing clip properties, midi triggering and follow actions

LK 1.7.2 - Introducing clip properties and more

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The latest update for LK v1.7.2 is available to download from the App Store and Google Play now, and contains a host of improvements and new features to Matrix MIDI clip editing and launching. Check out the YouTube video where Nuno gives us a quick demo of the new stuff, hosting LK as an AUv3 plugin inside AUM, with...

Tutorial making Dua Lipa's 'Physical' music with Ableton Live and DRC polyphonic synthesizer from Imaginando.

How to make some sounds from Dua Lipa's 'Physical'

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Before this whole global pandemic thing kicked off, right at the end of January 2020 before we’d even heard of the concept of social distancing, Dua Lipa dropped a catchy synth-pop toe-tapper which was all about getting “Physical”. Sharing the same name as Olivia-Newton John’s 1981 track, the world of 80’s aerobics ...

How to create amazing sounds with voice using FRMS (from Imaginando) granular synthesizer and FM (frequency modulation).

Sound design tutorial with FRMS and Voice

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The human voice - possibly our oldest instrument, shaped through centuries of evolution, and now shaped using FRMS synthesizer in our latest ‘from scratch’ sound design explorative tutorial. In this week’s video, Lucas takes a trio of samples of his own voice then with the help of FRMS multi-layered synthesis, turns...

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