This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

I’ve done several articles on the histories of various aspects of music, but what about the future?

While you can’t predict it, you can make some well-educated guesses about what’s coming next… So let’s do that with electronic music!

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Wondering how to make your synths more professional and interesting?   Here are 10 suggestions for things to do to your sounds, from pretty conventional ones to downright destructive ones!

Here are 10 plug-ins to improve your synths…
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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Pretty much every conventional band has a drummer.   They’re the backbone of the music, the driving force atop which the melody resides… the irritating band member that’s always late.   But have you ever looked at a drummer’s kit?   Like, really looked at it?

If you think about it, it’s quite an obscure set-up, right?   I mean, who thought to put two cymbals together to make the hi-hat?   And when was it decided that the bass drum should go on the floor with a pedal to trigger it?

I think it’s time to delve into the history of the Drum Kit…

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I recently bought my Axe Fx Ultra by Fractal Audio after doing a lot of research online. It was supposedly the big thing that all guitarists and home-studio owners had been looking for – A way to sound like a high quality tube amp without buying a high quality tube amp. That and pretty much every effect under the sun you could possibly need for your guitar.

But is it worth it? In this video, I’ll be taking a look at the Axe Fx Ultra and seeing whether it lives up to the hype…

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As anyone who has paid attention to mainstream hip hop will know, sampling is getting more and more obscure.

Big-shot producers have taken instruments from the east, west, north, south and occasionally what sounds like the depths of space to create their tracks.   So I figured it would be helpful to see some of the more obscure instruments you could sample!

Here are 10 interesting instruments to sample for your next production to really stand out!

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The second part of video showing the mental presets that come with the Axe Fx Ultra!

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