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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…

Video: Dusky ‘Careless’ Bass Sound Remake using NI Massive

Video: Dusky ‘Careless’ Bass Sound Remake using NI Massive

We dissect the big room bass riff from Dusky’s garage-tinted house hit 'Careless' using Native Instruments' Massive and Logic's native FX.

Sample Magic presents London Electronic Music Event 2014

Sample Magic presents London Electronic Music Event 2014

We're proud to announce the return of LEME, our annual electronic music conference, which takes place on 12th and 13th April in the heart of east…

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…

Discounts, courses and new releases

Discounts, courses and new releases

With the Ibiza summer well under way and festival season clicking into gear across Europe, you might have thought the SM team would be taking some…

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…

Out now: Future Garage

Out now: Future Garage

Our new year onslaught of fresh underground sounds continues apace with the release of SM White Label – Future Garage. One of our most requested collections of…