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Ambient Guitars Production Tips

Ambient Guitars Production Tips

Less Is More Avoid too much editing- don’t sterilize your guitar tracks by editing every imperfection out of them. Unexpected sounds, articulations, and accents that…

Indietronica Tips

Indietronica Tips

Drum Machines Iced with Organic Percussion Layering organic percussion over a drum machine can enhance your drum track significantly. Many producers have access to similar 808…

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.

Future R&B Production Tips

Future R&B Production Tips

Discover our top production tips for Future R&B tracks from the producer behind the Sample Magic pack of the same name. Killer bass, heavily-swung beats and…

Synthwave Production Tips

Synthwave Production Tips

A short yet detailed look into some great hints and tips for producing Synthwave.

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.

Chillwave production tips

Chillwave production tips

Granular synthesis, big reverb, cassette plugins and the obligatory use of sidechain processing all covered in our bite-size production tips from the producers of Chillwave

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…

2013: IN REVIEW

2013: IN REVIEW

There are only two weeks that we ever rest at Sample Magic each year. That’s the two weeks over Christmas and New Year. (And even…

EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS BUNDLES AND SHIPPING DATES

EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS BUNDLES AND SHIPPING DATES

Back by popular demand, you can now buy exclusive book and DVD bundles in time for Christmas. Throughout December you can bag bargain bundles packed with…

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,…

Programming chillout beats

Programming chillout beats

Jake Island guides you through a selection of classic downtempo drum programming tips

AMBIENT & CHILL IS OUT NOW!

AMBIENT & CHILL IS OUT NOW!

What can only be described as a labour of love and an all-consuming project, we’re proud to announce the release of Ambient & Chill…

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…

INTRODUCING SM STUDIO

INTRODUCING SM STUDIO

Stunning musicianship and exquisite recordings have always been at the heart of Sample Magic products.  Whether it be the specially recorded keys and brass in Funky…

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…