• Free Music Production Software & Hardware Giveaway – Seed to Stage & Black Octopus Team Up!

      Black Octopus Sound and Seed To Stage have teamed up with an incredible list of brands to help put some SWEET software and gear into your life! It is a free giveaway contest, all you need to do is provide your email address for a chance to win. Grand Prize (1) Moog Mother-32 Semi […]

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  • Top 10 Must Have Packs of 2021

    We have so many packs here at Black Octopus Sound it is literally impossible to narrow this down to a top 10 packs list. But alas, it is the trend… it is expected.. and therefore I will give you my personal *and unbiased* opinion of the must have packs we have released so far this […]

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  • Women in Music – Amy Kirkpatrick

    Today we have a special one for the Women in Music interview series! Our very own Amy Kirkpatrick. She is known not only for being featured in massive media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, Magazine, MixMag and Grammy Nominated with The Crystal Method, but also for her very own Vocal packs she has done here […]

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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 – Lucia Cifarelli of KMFDM

    Welcome to the next interview in the Women in Music Interview Series. We are doing these interviews to highlight the many women in Music and their careers and talents! I am very honored and excited to welcome Lucia Cifarelli! For anyone in Industrial and Rock music scenes, she won’t need an introduction. Her band Drill […]

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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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  • 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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  • Free Music Production Software & Hardware Giveaway – Seed to Stage & Black Octopus Team Up!

      Black Octopus Sound and Seed To Stage have teamed up with an incredible list of brands to help put some SWEET software and gear into your life! It is a free giveaway contest, all you need to do is provide your email address for a chance to win. Grand Prize (1) Moog Mother-32 Semi […]

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  • Oberheim announces the OB-X8 analog synthesizer

    A Classic — Evolved The OB-X8 is more than just a new OB-series Oberheim. It’s engineered to be the best modern OB ever created. Oberheim has announced the OB-X8 synthesizer, a fusion of the OB-X, OB-XA, & OB-8 Synthesizers all in one.  In collaboration with Sequential & Focusrite this legendary collaboration is sure to bring […]

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  • Top 10 Must Have Packs of 2021

    We have so many packs here at Black Octopus Sound it is literally impossible to narrow this down to a top 10 packs list. But alas, it is the trend… it is expected.. and therefore I will give you my personal *and unbiased* opinion of the must have packs we have released so far this […]

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  • Women in Music – Amy Kirkpatrick

    Today we have a special one for the Women in Music interview series! Our very own Amy Kirkpatrick. She is known not only for being featured in massive media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, Magazine, MixMag and Grammy Nominated with The Crystal Method, but also for her very own Vocal packs she has done here […]

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