There are some electronic music genres that jump out at you and smack you right in the face. Ones that are so unignorable that they simply force you to pay attention. Psytrance is not one of them.

What is it then? Why has this genre survived for so long with attention spans getting shorter and other, more obvious genres standing out so much more clearly? Let’s ask some questions… Continue reading »

So you’ve got your YouTube account, directed your fans towards the subscribe button and you’re all ready to take on the ‘net in terms of video goodness.

But where do you begin when you want to make quality content? Here are 5 useful tips to help you keep your viewers engaged and maximise your quality on a budget! Continue reading »

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Have you ever tried slowing down an audio sample at the same pitch? You can only go so far before you start to lose quality and it begins to sound reminiscent of a dying autobot.

But what if there was a way to slow things down past that point? If there was a way to make a second of audio a millenium long – what would it sound like?

Enter PaulStretch… Continue reading »

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Chances are that if you’ve been producing music on a computer for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that your software of choice is migrating to a 64-bit version.

This has no doubt resulted in compatibility issues, hefty downloads and general headaches – but just what are those extra 32 bits doing anyway? How can they help your music making process?

Let’s take a look… Continue reading »

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Are you lost in a sea of synth sounds? Got the samples, but need some more control over your leads and basses?

Check out this list of 5 sweet soft synths to look into… Continue reading »

This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples!

For those of you brought up on a strict diet of mice and keyboards, the allure of a MIDI controller may not have entered your thoughts just yet. But watch out – this blog is here to entice you into the joys of hardware manipulation, without losing the convenience of software.

Cue the over-dramatic music to accompany the upcoming over-dramatic sentence: Here are 5 reasons why MIDI controllers could be exactly what you’ve been searching for your entire lifetime…  Continue reading »

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