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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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