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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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  • Grammy winning producer DJ Swivel releases new vocal mixing plugin The Sauce

    Grammy winning producer DJ Swivel – best known for his work with artists such as The Chainsmokers, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Cold Play, Kanye West) has released his own vocal mixing plugin The Sauce.  The Sauce is designed to help producers get a professional, mix ready vocal sound with one plugin.  Vocals can be one of the […]

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  • Sequential announces the PRO 3 synthesizer at NAMM 2020

    A Three-Generation Legacy The Sequential Pro 1 and Pro 2 mono synths achieved nearly legendary status in their time. So it was only natural that we build on their strengths with an even more worthy successor. Enter the Pro 3, Sequential’s 2-VCO + wavetable mono/paraphonic synth — a new benchmark for raw sonic power and […]

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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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