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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…

The Making of Raw Techno

The Making of Raw Techno

This week we sat down with the talented producer behind the brooding and dark, Raw Techno. Tell us a little bit about Raw Techno and how…

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…

Low End Mixing Techniques

Low End Mixing Techniques

Sub Bass Enhancements Although it needs to be stressed that getting your low frequency sounds right at source is vital, what happens when you’re working…

Creative Mixing Techniques

Less Can Sometimes Be More Being more judicious with the samples and synth patches you use in your projects, and you may find you need to…

Creative Layering & Sampling

1. Master your sampler Chances are the sampler you’re using is capable of more than you’re aware. To maximize power when using samples or…

Advanced Sound Design

Reverse Reverb Next time you feel the need for an uplifter to transition between 2 sections in your arrangement, rather than searching through samples for the…

The Making of Bass House 2

The Making of Bass House 2

In our latest entry for our series “The Making of…” we caught up with the producer behind SM White: Label Bass House 2. Tell us a…

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 Poolside Electronica

The Making of Poolside Electronica

In our latest edition of The Journal, we picked the brains behind the two producers who meticulously crafted the party-vibed release, “Poolside Electronica.” We discussed…

Indietronica Tips

Indietronica Tips

Drum Machines Iced with Organic Percussion Layering organic percussion over a drum machine can enhance your drum track significantly. Many producers have access to similar 808…

The Making of Future Electronica 2

The Making of Future Electronica 2

In this week’s edition of The Journal, we sat down with Lewis – the producer behind Future Electronica 2 and talked about his fondness for Xfer…

Producer Talk

Producer Talk

In our latest Producer Talk, we sat down with Simon who’s produced a number of popular Sample Magic releases. In this interview Simon speaks of…

Adding Depth to Your Mixes

Adding Depth to Your Mixes

Making full use of the stereo field can make the difference when mixing your tracks down, and provide that spacious feel you’re after with your…

Producer Talk

Producer Talk

In our latest Journal Entry, we sat down with the producer behind several Sample Magic classics, including Organic House, French House, and many more. We talked…

Interview – Dark Star Audio Mastering

Interview – Dark Star Audio Mastering

In this weeks Journal Entry, we sat down with Dark Star Audio’s Lead Engineer and owner, Bruce Mac Vaughn and discussed the world of mastering…

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…