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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…

Win an Elektron Analog Heat with our User Survey!

Win an Elektron Analog Heat with our User Survey!

We want to hear from you – and as a thank-you for your input, we’re giving everyone who fills in our 2017 User Survey a…

Sub Bass Production Tips 2

Sub Bass Production Tips 2

Monitoring Sub Monitoring your sub effectively can be difficult, especially if you don’t have 8” speakers or great low-end representation. A dedicated sub is…

The Making of Lo-Fi Beats

The Making of Lo-Fi Beats

This week on The Journal, we caught up with Comakid, the producer behind the highly eclectic Lo-Fi Beats.  First off, Lo-Fi Beats sounds amazing…

Artist Interview: Dirty South

Artist Interview: Dirty South

In our latest edition of The Journal, we picked the brains of the producer who has been responsible for some of the most formidable progressive house…

Get Three Plugins for the Price of Two!

Get Three Plugins for the Price of Two!

Though we’re best known for over a decade’s worth of pro sounds, patches and MIDI, we’ve also been hard at work building some…