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Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT.1

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT.1

Live’s recent upgrade to version 10 has caused much of a stir, featuring a variety of new devices, enhancements and improvements. Something of particular note…

Artist Interview: Marcus Santoro

Artist Interview: Marcus Santoro

We continue our Artist Interview series with Australian DJ & Producer Marcus Santoro, who’s been making a name for himself in the Progressive House scene…

Artist Interview: Ryan Vail

Artist Interview: Ryan Vail

This week on the Journal, we sat down with Irish artist Ryan Vail to talk about his new album, creating a home studio, and his favourite…

The Making of Vaportrap

The Making of Vaportrap

This week on The Journal, we caught up with Comakid, the producer behind the highly eclectic Vaportrap. Tell us a little bit about Vaportrap, and how…

Electronic Music Theory Tips

Electronic Music Theory Tips

Although many electronic genres arguably don’t rely on complex progressions or a deep understanding of music theory, and there’s many a great producer out…

Artist Interview: Steve Brian

Artist Interview: Steve Brian

This week on the Journal we sat down with esteemed DJ & producer, Steve Brian. Known for his releases on Enhanced Music & Euphonic Records, we…

Staff Picks 2017

Staff Picks 2017

As another year draws to a close, the staff here at Sample Magic are eager to reflect on their favourite releases of the 2017. With the…

Artist Interview: Fedde Le Grand

Artist Interview: Fedde Le Grand

We caught up with Fedde Le Grand for an end of year chat, discussing his latest releases, what’s incoming and his favourite piece of studio…

Introducing: “Click & Mix”

Introducing: “Click & Mix”

Introducing: “Click & Mix” A great feature you might’ve overlooked on our site is the option to “Click & Mix.” The revolutionary mix and match…

Found Sound Tips & Tricks 2

Found Sound Tips & Tricks 2

Atmospheres Atmospheres and sound beds can add real warmth and texture to productions, and recording your own is straightforward. This could be anything from wind, the…

Found Sound Tips & Tricks

Record Your Own Drums Provided you have any kind of recording equipment you can record your own unique drum sounds. Of course a decent microphone will…

Artist Interview: Alex Kenji

Artist Interview: Alex Kenji

In our latest edition of The Journal, we sat down with Hotfingers label head and esteemed DJ and producer Alex Kenji. We discussed his gear &amp…

Artist Interview: Albin Myers

Artist Interview: Albin Myers

This week on the Journal, we sat down with Swedish DJ & Producer Albin Myers. We talked about his brand new label Deaf by Dawn, how…

Vocal Production Techniques 2

Vocal Production Techniques 2

Automation If you’re working with a more traditional vocal arrangement, a technique for giving the chorus sections a bigger feel is to automate the vocal…

Artist Interview: Fehrplay

Artist Interview: Fehrplay

This week on the Journal, we sat down with Norwegian DJ & Producer Fehrplay. We talked about his brand new label Mood of Mind, the major…

The Making of Soultronica

The Making of Soultronica

Tell us a little bit about Soultronica and how you prepared for this release. Soultronica is a bass and feel-good-melody driven pack that was…

The Making of Cinematic Sequences

The Making of Cinematic Sequences

In this week’s journal we caught up with the producer behind the dark, driving, epic and emotive ‘Cinematic Sequences.’ We discussed Strangers Things, analogue vs…

Artist Interview: Tim Mason

Artist Interview: Tim Mason

British producer Tim Mason has well and truly established himself as a predomiant force in the Progressive House scene. Remixing the likes the of Red Hot…

The Making of Retro Future

The Making of Retro Future

In this week’s Journal entry, we caught up with the producers behind Retro Future and discussed favourite outboard gear, tape machines, vintage synths, and much…

Artist Interview: Lane 8

Artist Interview: Lane 8

This week on The Journal, we caught up with Lane 8 a.k.a Daniel Goldstein, the producer behind some of the most highly eclectic melodic…