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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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  • Top 4 Tips For Writing Hit Vocal Melodies

    With these four tips, we are going to consider some powerful concepts to keep in mind when writing a vocal melody. As producers and songwriters we often heavily rely on intuition, instinct, and raw emotion when writing. This is great and are definitely the foundations of a good song. However sometimes these raw ideas won’t […]

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  • Using Reverb Creatively

    TOP 5 TIPS FOR USING REVERB CREATIVELY IN YOUR MIX AND PRODUCTIONS Too much Reverb can make a sound feel washed out or too far back in the mix; too little can make an instrument or vocal far too dry without special sauce. It’s about finding balance to bring a mix and song to life. […]

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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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  • 10 DAW’s For Electronic Music Production

    10 DAWs For Electronic Music Creation The DAW is the backbone of where most of the music creation happens. We have laid out some of the most popular DAW’s used by producers today.  Choosing the right DAW for you is a very difficult and in depth journey.  The best way to really get a feel […]

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  • 10 Amazing VST Synthesizers

    10 Amazing VST Synthesizers IMAGE-LINE HARMOR Image-line Harmor is a very unique synthesizer capable of incredible sound design possibilities.   At the heart of the synth is an additive resynthesis engine, meaning you can load your own samples into Harmor and they will be resynthesized and converted into ‘partials’ which will give you much more […]

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  • Waves Releases New Distortion Plugin – Berserk

    Waves has released a brand new distortion and saturation plugin that will turn heads! It’s called Berserk and the name explains it all. This beast can do pretty much anything and everything distortion enthusiasts desire, extremely well.   Waves are one of the most influential and household names in the entire plugin world. Recently they have […]

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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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  • Using sound design to break through writers block

    Using sound design to break through writers block by Jake @ Cryonaut Media That Awful Feeling Writer’s Block. Maybe you’re trying to come up with a good hook to complement the chords you just arranged, or maybe a bridge. No matter what you do though, you can’t seem to come up with anything that works. It […]

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Recent Articles

  • 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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