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The Making of Modular Electro

The Making of Modular Electro

This week we caught up with Ali Jameson, the producer responsible for Modular Electro. He took us through his Studio Setup & Gear List, the preparation…

Staff Picks – September 2018

Staff Picks – September 2018

We reflect on the best releases of the last month’s catalog. With the vast amount of unique, high-quality and cutting-edge content, this was…

The Making of Soma Records Sample Pack

The Making of Soma Records Sample Pack

This week we caught up with SLV, the producer responsible for part one of Soma Records Sample Pack. He took us through his Studio Setup &amp…

The Making Of Abstract Hip Hop

The Making Of Abstract Hip Hop

Tell us a little bit about Abstract Hip-Hop and how you prepared for this release. The first volume of Abstract Hip Hop was very much…

Staff Picks – August 2018

Staff Picks – August 2018

We reflect on the best releases of the last month’s catalog. With the vast amount of unique, high-quality and cutting-edge content, this was…

Artsit Interview: Magnificence

Artsit Interview: Magnificence

Earlier this week we sat down with Dutch DJ & Producer duo Robin & Maurice, a.k.a Magnificence. They spoke to us about their introduction…

The Making of Left Field Bass

The Making of Left Field Bass

This last week we sat down with the producer behind the enigmatic sample pack, Left Field Bass. We discussed favorite gear, production techniques, and much more…

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT. 3

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT. 3

For the 3rd and final edition of this series we’ll take a look at creating some sequenced percussive techno licks using Wavetable.   In order…

The Making of Half Step Bass

The Making of Half Step Bass

This week we sat down with the talented producers behind the left-leaning, Half Step Bass. 1. Tell us a little bit about Half Step Bass…

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT. 2

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT. 2

This week on the Journal we’ll create a playful synth lead with Ableton’s Wavetable, demonstrating the synths ability to create much more than metallic…

The Making of Soulful Trap

The Making of Soulful Trap

In this week’s edition of the journal, we sat down with the producer behind our Soulful Trap release, discussing how he prepared for this release…

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…