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
Ryan Anthony | Wales | United KingdomRyan Anthony moniker ‘Phat Monkey’ (also know as the the rebel with a good heart) has been producing music semi professionally under various names for a long time. Films include ‘Torn Between Two Worlds’ + ‘Land Of Smiles’ including music for tourism videos, online NASCAR promotional videos, school educational videos, console game advertisements (2002) and music labels. Ryan has never been held down by any genre of music, his production diversity is tributed to piano tuitions that began at the age of eleven years old. \0/ Music Was The First Love And It Will Be My Last \0/
Boom Diggy Diggy BoomWelcome to the official Phat Monkey crib, United Kingdom based music producer and the Dj that brought you the top 10 chart mix series ‘Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves’. I hope to release ‘Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves’ annually so do please keep an eye on this site when the next mix will be available to buy and download at BeatPort. This site will give you access to my latest songs, Dj mixes (free mix check out site extra), music, photos and everything awesomely hot in between. \0/ Coming soon web design for DJ’s and Music Artist by Dj and Music Artist \0/
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 Ryan later produced the ‘DnB’ track ‘Fly Away’ on Forte Records adding a more musically commercial song structure to the genre. In between all this Ryan produced music for several projects mainly ads for other companies. Now Ryan is working under the name Phat Monkey and you can check out what is in store by clicking HERE
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.
I would like to say thank you to everyone that has given me support, I hope you all enjoy this site. I believe music is one of the most powerful tools of communication within the world and beyond, it transcends cultural differences and unites, keep the faithRyan Anthony / Phat Monkey xXx
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
Vocalist WantedFRESH SOUNDS FOR 2016Love The Prodigy? Love Something Fresh? Love EDM? Love The Future? Then please fill out the vocalist submission form and lets make a much needed fresh mark on the industry!
WEB DESIGN by Phat Monkey for Dj’s and music artist, also Includes the professional P.E.M team to work on your images. Cost Per Site £300, brochure available soon!!
Hey guys and gals, thank you very much for checking out my Dj mixes on BeatPort, there is something I need to address, I receive numerous emails from you peeps regarding my DJ availability, I really do appreciate this, but I have no plans at this very moment to return to the scene which started for me over 16 years ago. I am weighing up the pluses and minuses with my life choices at the moment. I would however consider a residency in a hot country, wouldn’t we all, must be my age, feel free to email me any offers regarding that *lol* to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 wise boys will also 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…..Ryan Anthony | www.PhatMonkey.me
Waves Nx is a virtual monitoring plugin that simulates the ideal acoustics of a high-end mix room inside your headphones (2.1 and 5.1)Ok lets get the obvious out of the way first, you are probably wandering if it is a gimmick, you would be forgiven to think so, head tracking, head measurement, speaker positioning sound's like something that belongs in a PC game and not a music studio. As someone that prefers to mix on headphones (I also own Alesis MK2 and Rokit8) I was curious how well this would work, so first of all I turned on my monitors, listened carefully to the music while moving my head around to train my ears. Next was the test, I put NX as the last plugin on the master channel, turned off the monitors put on the ATH M50 can's, calibrated my head including head measurements, hit the sweet spot button to center my head and began to listen, absolutely amazing, how they pulled it off I just do not know. The FPS of my webcam (Logitech C920) was a constant 30 FPS (frames per second) and to be honest the lighting is not the best in my small studio, that made me pleasantly surprised as the product suggests a FPS of between 25-30 for it to work smoothly and that means good lighting or the FPS will drop. I began to turn my head left, then right, I closed my eyes and I can tell you the experience was outstanding but it does not end there, I looked up and down and again the sound was different, moved back and forward just perfect. CPU usage in session on Pro Tools 12 using an i7 4790k at 4ghz was using around 6% and session total was around 35%. I am attributing much of this to head tracking, also take into account I had several tracks in session with virtual instruments not bounced, Fx plugins and a couple of mix buss channels set up. So the question you might be asking, would you leave it on all the time, no certainly not.... NX is for reference only in my opinion, turn it on, have a quick listen, get your bearings and bypass, mix some more and turn it on again and so on, the sound is very different when it is engaged. So using this wisely is a plus to get the most out of it. I can see music producers on the move really digging this, having a virtual mix room on the plane, train, car or even in the rest room.... hahI had to give it a 5/5, it is the latest and one of the greatest usable tools you could add to your studio, cant wait to see what the NX devs come up with next! Ryan Anthony / Phat Monkey www.PhatMonkey.me14 Day Demo http://www.waves.com/plugins/nx#int...All opinions are my own, I am not associated with or affiliated with Waves….