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Drum Layering Production Tips

In this video, we explore some techniques for effective layering of drum sounds. Get more progressive drums here…

“Pumping Techno Drums” Production Tips

This week we followed up with the producer behind, “Pumping Techno Drums,” a collection of “pounding bass rhythms, warehouse bangers and slamming one-shots all in…

The Making of Underground Modular Techno

The Making of Underground Modular Techno

In this week’s edition of The Journal, we interviewed the producer behind Underground Modular Techno, a booming, boundary breaking collection of modern techno. We discussed…

The Making of Deeper Tech-House

In this week’s Journal Entry, we caught up with the producer behind “Deeper Tech-House,” a deep and driving powerful tech-house collection highlighting the…

The Making of Poolside Electronica

The Making of Poolside Electronica

In our latest edition of The Journal, we picked the brains behind the two producers who meticulously crafted the party-vibed release, “Poolside Electronica.” We discussed…

Me & My… Juno-60

Me & My… Juno-60

Peter Atmadzhov is passionate about all things deep, melodic and melancholy. With a string of releases under his belt on the likes of Manual and Agara…

New Wave Production Tips

New Wave Production Tips

1. Reverb A lot of new wave productions in the eighties made use of gated reverb. Not only is it great for mixing purposes – providing depth…

Melodic Deep House Production Tips

Melodic Deep House Production Tips

On the back of the release of our best-selling Melodic Deep House collection, we quiz the producer on their top tips for producing melodic tracks to…

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…

Future House Production Tips

Future House Production Tips

A concise production guide to the hottest sound of 2015: Future House.

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…

Me and My… Roland SH-101

Me and My… Roland SH-101

RIchard James is the latest SM producer to tell us about his favourite piece of music-making kit.

Me and My… Korg MS-10

Me and My… Korg MS-10

Me and My… is a new series for The Journal where we quiz our producers about their favourite piece of kit and how they get the…

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…

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…

Analogue Techno is out now!

Analogue Techno is out now!

For some it never went away, for others it’s back with a vengeance, and for an uninitiated few the raw energy of analogue techno is…