Uncategorized Archives - Black Octopus Sound
  • Win MX8 Studio Monitors from Production Master

    Win a pair of the MX8 Studio Monitors from Production Master! ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTIAN RUIZ FOR WINNING THE MX8 STUDIO MONITORS *Only 1 entry per person via e-mail sign up Winner will be announced on October 9th on the Black Octopus Music Production Discussion page & notified via e-mail. Learn more about […]

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  • ill-esha & Splice Producer challenge

      The official ill-esha Intonations Producer Challenge! Showcase your skills & win some great prizes A word from ill-esha on the contest… CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL CONTEST PAGE FOR MORE INFO GET INTONATIONS ON SPLICE GET INTONATIONS ON BLACK OCTOPUS SOUND There are great prizes to be won including: 1st Place $500 cash Fabfilter […]

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  • Winners Announced For Cristina Soto – Souls Producer Challenge On Splice!

      Exciting News – We Have Our Winners! But first I want to thank every single person who entered the contest. Thank you for your time, your energy, and your dedication to your craft.  Selecting the winner was NOT and easy process! It took 8 judges over two rounds of judging just to determine our […]

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  • The Basement Freaks Remix Competition winners

    First of all, I want to thank everyone for all of their hard work and for entering our first ever remix competition. It has been so amazing to listen through each and every mix several times, and to hear everyone’s take on the remix. So many different styles and production techniques used. We can tell […]

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  • The Basement Freaks Ultimate Remix Competition

      Show off your productions skills and win some serious prizes in the Basement Freaks Ultimate Remix competition! Remix the single ‘Waking Up’ DOWNLOAD STEMS HERE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE RULES 1.)  You may not enter the contest if you work for or provide sound design for Black Octopus Sound. 2.)  Cash prize will be […]

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  • Music Producer Astrology

    Music Producer Astrology I heavily researched this highly scientific Music Producer Astrology by making it up. This is to be taken very seriously, so listen to everything I say. You better read it twice just to be double sure you don’t miss anything. If you follow this to a T your life will become a […]

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  • Far Too Loud Interview

           Since 2005 Oli Cash of Far Too Loud has been cranking out hit after hit and its a rare occasion when you can’t find one of his productions in the Beatport top 100 charts.  With club bangers like “Megaloud” to massive anthem remixes such as “Innocent” by 30hz it’s no wonder that […]

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  • Fat Face Interview

         We recently caught up with Fatface who offered up some free track downloads,  a small pack of free samples, and some answers to questions on some of the tools he uses in the studio!  Fatface (aka Neil Banyard) is a man of many talents – not only a producer in the studio but […]

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  • Lazy Rich Interview

           If you have been to a club in the past couple of years, chances are you have heard one of Lazy Rich’s massive electro tracks destroying the dancefloor.  The Lazy Rich signature sound is recognized from it’s aggressively crunchy basslines, huge chord stabs, and bouncy beats, to it’s funky synth lines, complex edits, and huge […]

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  • Going Deep with Cutting Records – Interview with Adi Flück

    Today we are taking a dive into an area of audio not as often talked about. A place that goes beyond Mastering… and beyond the digital realm. As retro as it is current, Vinyl is often an audiophile and music collector’s favorite medium to listen to their favorite songs. This is why I decided to […]

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  • Waldorf announces the Iridium desktop synthesizer based on the Quantum engine.

    Waldorf Iridium has made the impossible possible. The mighty synth engine from Quantum is now available in a compact form. Tracing the footsteps of its bigger brother, Iridium features all the synthesis elements of Quantum as well in a rack-compatible format. The combination of the powerful engine, incredible flexibility and detailed sound shaping facilities creates […]

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  • Going Deep with Mastering – Interview with Klaus Hill

    Today we are diving into the world of mastering music with a professional that has earned his stripes (and then some) when it comes to knowledge and execution. Klaus Hill is known as one of the worlds loudest Mastering Engineers, and yet, he does so with such crisp transients and punchy masters, you’d never think […]

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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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