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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Review Round-Up

Review Round-Up

It’s been a while since we herded up the print and online reviews of Sample Magic products so here’s a quick rundown of what…