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The Making of Left Field Bass

The Making of Left Field Bass

This last week we sat down with the producer behind the enigmatic sample pack, Left Field Bass. We discussed favorite gear, production techniques, and much more…

The Making of Half Step Bass

The Making of Half Step Bass

This week we sat down with the talented producers behind the left-leaning, Half Step Bass. 1. Tell us a little bit about Half Step Bass…

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…

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…

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

OUT NOW! TRAP

OUT NOW! TRAP

Damn son! What’s this? 400+MB of killer trap tools bristling with ghetto-step funk and dirty south crunk, courtesy of SM White Label. Unless…

NEW SM WHITE LABEL RELEASED

NEW SM WHITE LABEL RELEASED

The first release of 2013 on SM White Label comes in the form of Underground Dubstep, a deep and dark traverse into the south London birthplace…

NEW SM101 AND CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

NEW SM101 AND CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

This week sees a double-header release from SM101 in the form of Massive Moombahton & Trap Patches alongside Mainroom Beats. Our latest Massive patches collection…

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! Moombahton

Out now! Moombahton

Moombahton gets the White Label treatment in this 470+MB serving of heavy tribal beats, sliding synths and wonky bass direct from the underground. Constantly scouring…

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: Dubstep

Out now: Dubstep

So here’s the story: we decided one blurry night some time last year that it would be fun to release three great collections in the…