In 2015 Phat Monkey was tasked with choosing several tracks not widely known worthy of an Ibiza beach bar groove vibe. On release the mix reached Beatport Top Ten at position 8
Trance Kickstart 2012
The more melodic side to Ryan’s Dj work, masterfully mixed euphoria with uplifting melodies that will leave lasting butterflies in your stomach. This mix is not to be missed!
Hard As Nails Volume 3
The harder side to the Monkey, this is volume 3 of the peak time floor slamming compilation mixed live, not for the weak, guaranteed to work your sub woofer and neighbours hard and then some
Who Is Phat Monkey
Man Behind The MaskRyan Anthony moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ (the rebel with a good heart) has been producing music semi professionally under various names for a long time on numerous projects, films include ‘Torn Between Two Worlds’ / ‘Land Of Smiles’, music for tourism videos, NASCAR promotional videos, school educational videos, console game advertisements (2002) and music labels. Ryan has never been held down by any genre of music, this is believed to be tributed to his music tuition that began at an early age of eleven on the piano. By the age of fifteen Ryan went on to hold six distinctions in music issued by the Royal College of music London, in each exam scoring no less than 98%
Musical Monkey LoversWelcome to the Phat Monkey homepage, United Kingdom based music producer and Dj. Here you will have access to my latest songs, mixes, photos and everything in between. Check out our ‘SITE EXTRA’ for even more monktastic stuff, trusted links, online store, tutorials and much more. If you would like to exchange links with this site send us an email. Hope to see you good people back here again soon, thanks for visiting and remember you are awesome....!!
PREVIOUS WORKMusic ProductionsUnder the name ‘Ryan Anthony’ in 2013 he produced the song ‘Lost Inside My World’ ft. Danny Claire, the song received raving reviews and was signed to the legendary Alter Ego Records sub label Tranquil State. Under the same name a year later Ryan produced the ‘DnB’ track ‘Fly Away’ on Forte Records which added a more musical commercial taste to the genre. In between all this Ryan produced music for several projects mainly ads for other companies.
MUSIC 4 FILM
Available For LicensingPROJECT SAMURAIAmbitious mix of genre track produced and written by Ryan Anthony that would sit perfectly in any modern Sci Fi movie or film, the song begins chilled with beautifully crafted orient style pads backed up by an orchestral score, the track is progressive and eventually erupts into rock with an acid style bass line. Each element can be tailored for your projects, the song was originally recorded at 48hz, enjoy the video.
COLLABORATIONSHIP HOPThe video below is a Hip Hop project currently benched until we have the rap vocals nailed down
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Below we have some awesome music production tutorials mainly by Alex Solano, tutor, producer, mixing and mastering engineer.Simply click the video you wish to watch linked to YouTubewww.pulsatingwaves.com
EDM: Making A Stereo Effect Bass… Not All Respected Online Courses Give The Right Advice & Some Are Just Alien...
Written By Ryan Anthony 04/01/2016
I saw something today, bad advice on a respectable music production teaching course. First off, the production courses on offer seem to be more aimed towards HIP HOP than EDM but they do make EDM tutorials. Tutors need to understand they are completely different and should be approached and treated differently....A student wrote in and asked how do they make a mono bass sound so wide and stereo for EDM. They informed the student in a video tutorial that it is ok to make the bass stereo as long as its not spread too wide and to use reverb with high pass to help with the stereo effect. So lets address this, yes with the reverb that is going to give you a nice stereo effect bass, a nice muddy one at that, congratulations you have just swallowed up your head room for other instruments and having any stereo bellow 150hz on the bass is going to make it sound like shit on club systems. In fact during mastering some EDM engineers / producers will mono everything below 170hz and most recently I found out one of the biggest names in the industry monos his up to 200hz!I network closely with professionals that have made it in the industry and many share common ground rules when it comes to various elements in the mix including bass, this is one of the ways to make your bass wide in EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Record or print your bass with no effects, which ever terminology you prefer, (if your bass is recorded on a stereo track read on, if its a mono signal skip to the next paragraph) and make a duplicate, next make one of the bass tracks mono on your stereo track, in Pro Tools this is achieved by hard panning left and right to 0, set a low pass of the mono track around 135hz - 150hz, use your ears. Next on the stereo bass track (panned 100 left 100 right) set the hi pass to around 160hz-170hz and again listen to fine tune the crossover frequency, try using around 24db filter. Now that you have your stereo bass and still maintain the mono sound, next get creative, you can use a distortion plugin for the stereo, use a different combination of side EQ processing and so on. You might want to consider compressing the mono track hard, not to hard but just to make sure it remains tight. Play the mono bass and slowly bring up the stereo bass you created until they sound nice and fit together. Do not be tempted to add distortion to the mono sound, sure it might sound great but you risk making things muddy. Some DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstation) are not set up like Pro Tools so another way of doing the above and with much more control is to create 3 versions of the bass, one in mono, then split the stereo one into 2 mono hard panned left and a hard panned right signal tracks. In fact many do this anyway as you will have much more control to get creative by treating them separately, EQ differently, maybe add a stereo delay or chorus on one etc. The possibilities are endless we could go on and on. HINT:If you only have a mono version of the bass, the above still works by spitting it into 3 tracks, remember you are creating your own stereo whether you begin with a stereo bass signal or a mono bass the end result are the same. You can even get creative by using a different bass instrument for the higher (stereo effect) frequencies which is commonly known as layering the bass… Some professionals will tell you there are no rules, make your own, trust me there are some rules, it’s just they choose not to share it as they have paid for that knowledge and believe you should do the same, in a way I agree, but I do not think a payment should always be about money. I have seen countless tutorials on the internet giving free advice and a simple thank you is payment enough for these kind people that have chosen to share it! Another OLD method to consider..... Old boys stuck in the past will tell you to use an EQ that has a mid side processing, you can remove the side info below 150hz and raise the side frequencies in the higher spectrum which will also give you that stereo bass with a mono bottom, with all due respect, two words for that......... “It’s 2016”Ryan Anthony | www.PhatMonkey.me