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New courses announced for 2015!

New courses announced for 2015!

After another successful summer of run of courses at Alchemea College, we’re proud to announce a fresh set of dates for 2015. In addition to…

Me and My… Korg MS-10

Me and My… Korg MS-10

Me and My… is a new series for The Journal where we quiz our producers about their favourite piece of kit and how they get the…

French House Production Tips

French House Production Tips

Merging elements of house, disco, electro and indie-dance, the host of tips below should set you on your way to recreating everything that’s great about French…

Introducing Ableton Magic Racks

Introducing Ableton Magic Racks

We're massive fans of Ableton here at Sample Magic HQ - if you're working with loops it's one of the fastest workflows around. But for speedy…

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…

Video: Dusky ‘Careless’ Bass Sound Remake using NI Massive

Video: Dusky ‘Careless’ Bass Sound Remake using NI Massive

We dissect the big room bass riff from Dusky’s garage-tinted house hit 'Careless' using Native Instruments' Massive and Logic's native FX.

Five tips to improve your workflow

Five tips to improve your workflow

Time in the studio is precious, so make the most of it with our five top tips to increase efficiency and productivity.

Video: Layered kicks tutorial

Video: Layered kicks tutorial

Beats lacking balls? Check out our kick drum layering walkthrough.

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…

Chillwave production tips

Chillwave production tips

Granular synthesis, big reverb, cassette plugins and the obligatory use of sidechain processing all covered in our bite-size production tips from the producers of Chillwave

Drum & Bass production tips

Drum & Bass production tips

Drum tones, song keys and the all-important kick/bass relationship covered in our bit-size drum & bass production tips

Five tips for a better mix

Five tips for a better mix

Regular referencing, solid arrangement and giving each part its own space in the mix are among SM co-founder Sharooz's five tips to create punchier, more focused…

Ten tips for a better mix with Paul White

Ten tips for a better mix with Paul White

Paul White, editor in chief of Sound On Sound magazine and author of the best-selling Producer's Manual, outlines his ten top tips for generating a clearer,…

Programming chillout beats

Programming chillout beats

Jake Island guides you through a selection of classic downtempo drum programming tips

Jackin’ house, electro & fidget production tips

Jackin’ house, electro & fidget production tips

Sleazy fidget sounds are all about wonky beats, stacked claps, pushed swing and wobbly, rasping basslines. Hedflux serves up a selection of his turn-to tips

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