• 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 Dubstep Sound Designer – Interview with WB x MB

    Dubstep is one of the best known genres of Electronic Music lurking around for over a decade. Giving powerhouse basslines a whole new meaning, it has evolved from something built for dark underground clubs to something made for arena’s and mainstages at the worlds biggest festivals and events. So, it was an easy choice on […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sequential announces the new Prophet-5 / Prophet-10 analog synth

    The Return of a Legend The new Prophet-5 is Dave Smith’s timely return to the analog poly synth that changed the world. It’s “the best of all Prophet-5s” as Dave puts it because it embodies all three revisions of the legendary synth — Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 — through the use of genuine Curtis analog […]

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  • Going Deep with Dubstep Sound Designer – Interview with WB x MB

    Dubstep is one of the best known genres of Electronic Music lurking around for over a decade. Giving powerhouse basslines a whole new meaning, it has evolved from something built for dark underground clubs to something made for arena’s and mainstages at the worlds biggest festivals and events. So, it was an easy choice on […]

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