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Custom Ableton Racks: Lo-Fi Drums

Ableton Racks are a powerful tool. Not only is it possible to map complex features and functions to a single knob, but the ability to stack…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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