Genre > Techno

“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 Rolling Techno

The Making of Rolling Techno

In our latest “The Making of…” we caught up with the two producers behind Rolling Techno – a collection of Classic 90s techno with a modern twist…

Production Tips: Rolling Techno

Production Tips: Rolling Techno

From the creators of “Rolling Techno” – here are 5 production tips guaranteed to elevate your tracks. Drench your drums in reverb If you want to recreate…

The Making of Raw-Tech House Patches

The Making of Raw-Tech House Patches

In our latest entry for The Journal, we caught up with the producer behind Raw Tech-House Patches and discussed his sound design process, his early…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

TECHNO, TECHNO AND MORE TECHNO

TECHNO, TECHNO AND MORE TECHNO

We’ve been on a big techno tip at Sample Magic HQ recently with the release of Detroit Tech on SM White Label and Techno Tops…

TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN

TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN

It’s been another busy period here at SM HQ.  The second half of April has seen a jam-packed release schedule with new products on…

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…