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  • Arturia announces the Polybrute 6 voice analog synthesizer

      Arturia PolyBrute Analog Matrix Synthesizer Features: 100% analog signal path provides the rich interactive sound that synth enthusiasts crave Built around a 61-note full-sized keyboard with aftertouch and mod and pitch wheels Dual VCOs with UltraSaw and Metalizer deliver sought-after Brute-series sound Shape your sound with Steiner-Parker and ladder filters for an added range […]

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  • Going Deep with Music Marketing and Management – Interview with Thomas Gerbrands

    Today, we are taking the dive with Management and Marketing in Music! This is the perfect ‘tips’ and ‘insider info’ for those coming up, as much as those already established. Thomas Gerbrands is the manager of SHOOK (you may know SHOOK from his legendary Synth Funk style, quirky videos, or his Sample Pack “Shook Synth […]

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  • Native Instruments announces the Maschine+ standalone production instrument

    MASCHINE+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower. In short, it’s whatever you make it. Leave the laptop behind, jam with your other gear, and create beats in minutes with a wealth of on-board sounds, instruments, and effects. It’s the iconic MASCHINE workflow, with fewer strings attached. Do it Standalone […]

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  • Going Deep with Songwriting – Interview with Luk Zimmermann

    Welcome back to the Going Deep series with Black Octopus Sound! This is the third installment. Be sure to check out the other two interviews covering Loudness in Mastering with Klaus Hill and Cutting Vinyl with Adi Flück! Today we will be talking with someone that not only is a near and dear friend of mine, […]

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  • 7 Tips To Build A Business As An Artist

    7 Tips To Build A Business As An Artist, Producer, or Composer     Who doesn’t want to be successful as an artist, producer or composer? All around you see other people making one big hit after another, do you wonder if that is possible for you as well? Let’s explore:   The music industry […]

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  • Going Deep with Cutting Records – Interview with Adi Flück

    Today we are taking a dive into an area of audio not as often talked about. A place that goes beyond Mastering… and beyond the digital realm. As retro as it is current, Vinyl is often an audiophile and music collector’s favorite medium to listen to their favorite songs. This is why I decided to […]

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  • Waldorf announces the Iridium desktop synthesizer based on the Quantum engine.

    Waldorf Iridium has made the impossible possible. The mighty synth engine from Quantum is now available in a compact form. Tracing the footsteps of its bigger brother, Iridium features all the synthesis elements of Quantum as well in a rack-compatible format. The combination of the powerful engine, incredible flexibility and detailed sound shaping facilities creates […]

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  • Going Deep with Mastering – Interview with Klaus Hill

    Today we are diving into the world of mastering music with a professional that has earned his stripes (and then some) when it comes to knowledge and execution. Klaus Hill is known as one of the worlds loudest Mastering Engineers, and yet, he does so with such crisp transients and punchy masters, you’d never think […]

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  • Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts during the Coronavirus Isolation!

      During this trying time when the world is literally on lockdown, we know it’s easy to slip into unhealthy or nonproductive ways! So, with this podcast, we want to invite music producers to take a look at the Top 5 Dos and Donts during the Coronavirus Isolation and Lockdown!  

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  • Waves Releases MultiMod Rack – Distortion Dreams Come True!

    Waves Releases MultiMod Rack Today we will be talking about a brand new plugin from Waves Audio! Well, not entirely brand new because it is actually a rack that involves loads of their amazing plugins. The name of the game, you ask? Distortion. Some of you may have read the previous article about their distortion […]

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  • Arturia announces the Polybrute 6 voice analog synthesizer

      Arturia PolyBrute Analog Matrix Synthesizer Features: 100% analog signal path provides the rich interactive sound that synth enthusiasts crave Built around a 61-note full-sized keyboard with aftertouch and mod and pitch wheels Dual VCOs with UltraSaw and Metalizer deliver sought-after Brute-series sound Shape your sound with Steiner-Parker and ladder filters for an added range […]

    View Article
  • Going Deep with Music Marketing and Management – Interview with Thomas Gerbrands

    Today, we are taking the dive with Management and Marketing in Music! This is the perfect ‘tips’ and ‘insider info’ for those coming up, as much as those already established. Thomas Gerbrands is the manager of SHOOK (you may know SHOOK from his legendary Synth Funk style, quirky videos, or his Sample Pack “Shook Synth […]

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  • Native Instruments announces the Maschine+ standalone production instrument

    MASCHINE+ is a sampler, a drum machine, a synth, and an on-stage superpower. In short, it’s whatever you make it. Leave the laptop behind, jam with your other gear, and create beats in minutes with a wealth of on-board sounds, instruments, and effects. It’s the iconic MASCHINE workflow, with fewer strings attached. Do it Standalone […]

    View Article
  • Going Deep with Songwriting – Interview with Luk Zimmermann

    Welcome back to the Going Deep series with Black Octopus Sound! This is the third installment. Be sure to check out the other two interviews covering Loudness in Mastering with Klaus Hill and Cutting Vinyl with Adi Flück! Today we will be talking with someone that not only is a near and dear friend of mine, […]

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