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Low End Theory Production Tips

Low End Theory Production Tips

Feeling the groove to manipulating source material are covered in these bite-size hints and tips to creating a collage of west-coast hip hop, electronica and trap.

Production and programming tips for better drum beats

Production and programming tips for better drum beats

From smart layering to compression, EQ to clipping, our team of sound designers share their tips for making better beats.

Tips for better dance mixes

Tips for better dance mixes

Every year we ask our sound design talent to outline their top production techniques. Here we present their tips on everything from EQ to compression, layering…

The Vintage Breaks recording sessions

The Vintage Breaks recording sessions

Studio porn aplenty in this behind-the-scenes photo tour of the Vintage Breaks sessions.

Five tips for a better mix

Five tips for a better mix

Regular referencing, solid arrangement and giving each part its own space in the mix are among SM co-founder Sharooz's five tips to create punchier, more focused…

Making classic breaks – in the box

Making classic breaks – in the box

How do you get the raw retro sound of classic vintage breaks like Amen with no more than a handful of plugins? Young Punx frontman Hal…

Ten tips for a better mix with Paul White

Ten tips for a better mix with Paul White

Paul White, editor in chief of Sound On Sound magazine and author of the best-selling Producer's Manual, outlines his ten top tips for generating a clearer,…

A new look for SM101

A new look for SM101

SM101 releases are a bit like buses: there aren’t any for ages then three come along at once!  The last two weeks has seen the…

Make your own super-size FX

Make your own super-size FX

The SM sound design team serve up 10 tips for making bigger bombs, swoops, drops and dives

Staff Picks of 2012

Staff Picks of 2012

It’s been the biggest (and busiest) year ever here at Sample Magic, with more products released in the last 12 months than ever before. As…

Out now! Vintage Breaks 2 – Disco Breaks

Out now! Vintage Breaks 2 – Disco Breaks

The SM studio has been more like Studio 54 of late as sample replay specialist Hal Ritson and drumming maesto Alex Reeves dusted down their classic…

Out now: Vintage Vocals – Twisted Religion

Out now: Vintage Vocals – Twisted Religion

At Sample Magic we pride ourselves on doing things differently.  Our love for music spans beyond the mainroom to chillout, downtempo, hip-hop, disco, funk and…

Sample Magic: A Retrospective

Sample Magic: A Retrospective

The release of Tech-House 2 last week heralded a milestone for Sample Magic, taking us to 50 sample-based releases across our three labels, Sample…