• Going Deep with Acoustics – Interview with Matt Davis

    One of the hardest things for any engineer or producer to get right isn’t the mix, its not even the music… it is the acoustics of the room they are sitting in. It’s a no brainer that this is one of the most important and crucial aspects of knowing what you are hearing and in […]

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  • Going Deep with Plugin Development – Interview with Marc Adamo

    We all use them. We all know about them. But what really goes on behind the scenes (and hood) of plugins and plugin development? Since 1992, with Waves first audio plugin called the Q10 Paragraphic EQ, we have seen a massive rise, and overall must-have scenario for audio plugins. It is surreal to think back […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compression – All You Need To Know

    Compressors – All you need to know! by Slade Templeton Whether we are recording, producing, mixing or mastering, compression has its finger print somewhere in the pie. Today we will go over what types of compressors there are, what they are best used for, and some neat tips and tricks of how to use them […]

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  • EQ – All You Need To Know

      In order to get a better understanding of what an EQ does, we have to know the different types of EQ styles and their uses. I will provide you with details on some important types of EQ, along with their pro’s and con’s, and some tips and tricks. You will be able to choose […]

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  • The FREE Black Octopus App is now available for Android & iPhone!

    #StayInspired with the new free Black Octopus Mobile App We wanted to make a free gift for our community, so here it is!   Our aim was to develop a fun free tool that will help you stay passionate and inspired about music production. Our team worked very hard on this, check out what’s inside… […]

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  • Producing 40 sample packs – Interview with Basement Freaks

    Anybody that has produced a sample pack knows how much hard work and dedication it takes to end up with a completed product.  Not only do you have to posses a high level of sound design and musical skills, but there is also a large amount of work that goes on behind the scenes such […]

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  • Women in Music – Sensu

    Welcome back to another interview with a super talented and amazing female artist in the music industry! Today we are sitting down with Universal Records / Quartz Records artist and electronic beat making extraordinaire Sensu! Jasmin Peterhans (born 1992) known by her stage name Sensu, is a music producer, musician and live-act based in Baden, […]

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  • Women in Music – Jessiquoi

      Welcome to the first interview of a massive series filled with loads of talent! Women in Music will be focused on Female talents in Music. They will be talking about their careers, goals, tips for the new generations, and other nuggets of info and experience. We are excited to bring Jessiquoi for the first […]

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  • Going Deep with Acoustics – Interview with Matt Davis

    One of the hardest things for any engineer or producer to get right isn’t the mix, its not even the music… it is the acoustics of the room they are sitting in. It’s a no brainer that this is one of the most important and crucial aspects of knowing what you are hearing and in […]

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