Oscillate Modulate

A blog about making electronic music on a budget.


OscMod is about exploring the infinite possibilities of electronic music using free instruments and effects.


It features articles and tutorials aimed at beginner to intermediate level – no experience of music software is required.


Expand your palette of creative techniques by completing micro projects, experimenting and having fun!

Blog launches in January 2020. Watch this space!

Reaper 6

I use Reaper 6 in all of my tutorials. It’s a powerful, stable and highly configurable DAW with an extensive feature set. The audio quality is the same as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Cubase etc. It also performs well on old hardware with limited resources.

You can download a free, fully functional 60-day evaluation of Reaper without creating an account. After the trial period, you will need to purchase a license for either personal or commercial use.