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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…

Top 5 Ableton Live Racks

Top 5 Ableton Live Racks

When Ableton Live dropped back in 2001, it changed the way many producers thought about creating electronic music with computers. Instead of trying to imitate the…

The Making of Downtempo

The Making of Downtempo

In our latest entry for The Journal we caught up with the producers behind Sm111: Downtempo and discussed the inner makings of this chill and blissful…

Summer School Round-Up

Summer School Round-Up

Last week saw us host our five-day electronic music production course, Summer School, at London School of Sound in Clapham. The final course in a…

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.

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.

Synthwave Production Tips

Synthwave Production Tips

A short yet detailed look into some great hints and tips for producing Synthwave.

Me & My… Akai MPC60 MKII

Me & My… Akai MPC60 MKII

On the back of his recent Garage House Beats release, Israel Medina shares his love of the MPC60 MKII in the latest Me & My feature…

Ableton Instrument Racks is out now!

Ableton Instrument Racks is out now!

Our latest Ableton pack contains five powerful sample-based instrument racks for dance music production. See them in action here...

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.

New courses announced for 2015!

New courses announced for 2015!

After another successful summer of run of courses at Alchemea College, we’re proud to announce a fresh set of dates for 2015. In addition to…

Using Maschine Magic: Found Sound

Using Maschine Magic: Found Sound

Having just released our Maschine Magic pack we've put together a video to demonstrate how this array of unique found sounds (from electrical pulses, to footsteps,…

French House Production Tips

French House Production Tips

Merging elements of house, disco, electro and indie-dance, the host of tips below should set you on your way to recreating everything that’s great about French…

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.

Deep House Production Tips

Deep House Production Tips

From injecting your mix with grit and warmth to getting deep and dubby with delays and filters, we showcase six top production tips from the makers…

Video: Layered kicks tutorial

Video: Layered kicks tutorial

Beats lacking balls? Check out our kick drum layering walkthrough.

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…