• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Kraken Vol 2 – Producer Contest

    There’s something big stirring beneath the surface of the Bass music scene… The Kraken has returned for Volume 2! To celebrate, Black Octopus Sound is asking you to come forward to challenge the goliath that is ‘The Kraken Vol 2’, with your best music productions! We’re offering up some free presets from the pack, but […]

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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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