In this series we are going to explore creative ways of using the numbers π and φ as foundation for aesthetically pleasing sounds. Numbers π (3,14) and φ (1,618) are irrational numbers and they are defined by geometric construction. Both numbers express ratios used in many forms of science and art. Phi appears in, the proportions of the human body and other animals, plants, DNA, the solar system, art and architecture, population growth, the stock market, the Bible and in theology and music. Musical frequencies are based on Fibonacci ratios.
Notes in the scale of western music are based on natural harmonics that are created by ratios of frequencies. We can consider the octave in terms of cents. Cents are a musical measurement of pitch which divide the octave into 1200 equal parts. This means that 200 cents are equivalent to an equal-tempered whole tone, 100 cents are equivalent to a semitone, 50 cents are equivalent to a quartertone, etc.
Video 1 - Organic Synths
The term organic refers to the natural harmonic content of the synth and the characteristics of overtones that give it its signature sound. We are going to use the φ sequence of numbers to carve frequencies out of pure noise, and then combine them to create a capitative, natural synth patch. Those synths are perfect for many styles of electronic dance music, pop, and commercial music.
Video 2 - Ambient Soundscape
In this section, using the geometrical progress of number φ we can generate ambient sounds that occupy the listener instantly. The design of an aesthetically “beautiful” sound is a process where calculating additive and subtractive synthesis in terms of this geometrical construction. Similarly, because the human auditory system is designed with the same principles, any sound that carries these attributes is perceived as “better”. Those sounds can be used in film making, and even advertising.
Video 3 - Golden EQ
Every sound needs to be treated differently to fit a mix. Especially the low-mid frequencies are a trouble to identify, and they are the most common reason for a muddy overall mix. With this technique, we can remove these areas using any equalizer, maintain the original dynamics, and achieve a natural result that sweetens percussive sounds and loops. It works on just about any sample and uses a principle of psychoacoustics that can trick the ear into auditioning compression.
Video 4 - Pi and Phi
This plugin is a magic touch plugin that uses the numbers π and φ as the name suggests. A ten-band interface covers the spectrum, and lets the user add on any of the selected area. The frequencies selected are given by the number φ (1.618) and the filters of those areas use π (3.141) to achieve the unique sound of this plugin. The plugin is not using measurement units because, due to psychoacoustics, the acoustical energy transmitted is greater than the electrical current affected.
The process is achieved by following the geometrical progress of φ. We are going to use it to enhance an already mastered dance track and bring out the sparkle from another dimension.
"Sample packs are the secret weapon of the pros and W.A. Production covers everything from catchy loops and midi files to sick sylenth presets!"https://soundcloud.com/timmytrumpet
"We recommend to check W.A. Production store, they have really interesting libraries and plugins. Don’t miss it!"https://soundcloud.com/djpromiseland
"WA Production are lethal weapons for our tracks, the drum parts are just amazing, exactly what we need to give that powerful and fat sound that we like! Also the melody parts are great tho, we definitely recommend their sample packs since they're super!"https://www.facebook.com/djsfrommars
"W.A Production gives you different sonic tools and sounds for the modern mixing engineer and producer"https://www.amielmix.com/
“W. A. Production has some great libraries! If you’re looking for some high quality samples, check out their banks!“https://soundcloud.com/justinprimemusic
“I use W. A. Production’s samples in a lot of my tracks, they are very high quality and great help when needing some inspiration! Highly recommend them!“https://soundcloud.com/kurapt
“We love W. A. stuff, because compiling great samples and libraries is very important to our production. We use many W. A. libraries. They are one of the best companies on the market.“https://soundcloud.com/marnikofficial
“I’ve gotten great inspiration going thru W. A. sample packs!“https://soundcloud.com/darude
“I love the fresh sounds and samples from W. A. Production. They are fantastic!“https://soundcloud.com/tomswoon
"WA production samples has a lot of good quality sounds to choose from. x_O"https://soundcloud.com/djbl3nd/
"WA sounds and plugins are really dope, we recommend them to all ambicious producers!"https://soundcloud.com/morganjofficial
"Great collection of samples and sounds. Will definitely use many of them!"https://soundcloud.com/klaasmusic
"Tons of quality Samples & Presets! Really helpful for sparking inspiration or adding variety to your music!"https://soundcloud.com/dirtyaudio
"W. A. Production have been used in most of our top tracks! We definitely approve & recommend them to up and coming producers!"https://soundcloud.com/bl3rmusic
"Big thanks to W. A. Production for having some of the best samples & sounds available online, They've definitely been part of some of my tracks. I recommend them to all upcoming producers"https://soundcloud.com/zoofunktion
"We think that the W. A. samples are really necessary if you want to do a massive track! Also the Sylenth1 and Spire Sound Libraries are so fresh! Great job guys!"https://soundcloud.com/boostedkids
"We love how much variety and diversity WA Production samples bring to our projects, we have found much inspiration from the packs. All of the samples are of high quality and are completely current into today's "EDM" market."https://soundcloud.com/futuristicpolarbears
"Loving the packs from W.A production because of the great quality of the sounds! With these samples it immediately makes your productions sound more clean and professional!"https://soundcloud.com/ralvero
"WA production have some of the best samples and sounds in the world. The programing and kits are top notch and sound like tracks which are on the Beatport Charts . I also love the diversity in the samples and styles they have."https://soundcloud.com/austinleeds
"Big shout out to WA Productions!!..Using some of their sample and preset packs!!..Quality stuff!!"https://soundcloud.com/starkillers
"I used WA Production sounds in almost every 22Bullets production, where my creativity starts"https://soundcloud.com/22bullets