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Artist Interview: Alan Braxe

This week on the Journal we had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the original Godfathers of the French House Movement, Alan Braxe. He…

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…

London Electronic Music Event: one-week countdown

London Electronic Music Event: one-week countdown

There are still a handful of tickets to the hottest production ticket in town.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Have seen our Click & Mix Bundles?

Have seen our Click & Mix Bundles?

At Sample Magic we’re always seeking out new ways to give you the biggest choice of the best sounds at the lowest possible price. That…

Review Round-Up

Review Round-Up

It’s that time again.  This month Radio Slave and Vintage Drum Fills are under the Future Music and Resident Advisor spotlight, with both packs receiving…

Start of Summer Sale – Save 20% until monday

Start of Summer Sale – Save 20% until monday

After a long, cold and wet winter that felt never-ending it finally seems as though summer is here just in the nick of time.  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…

Out now: Vintage Drum Fills and Sylenth1 Mainroom Patches

Out now: Vintage Drum Fills and Sylenth1 Mainroom Patches

The SM101 family continues to grow with the addition of two more sterling releases: Vintage Drum Fills and Sylenth1 Mainroom Patches. This third edition of the…

New: Hed Kandi – Disco House Samples and competition

New: Hed Kandi – Disco House Samples and competition

We are hugely proud to announce the next release in our vaunted Sample Magic Presents series, Hed Kandi: Disco House Samples – 700+MB of the very…

Out now: Nu Disco

Out now: Nu Disco

Gotta love this one: 600+MB of retro rhythms, pumping bass and smashed-up synthery to take us into the first days of summer. Mashing up…