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NAMM 2012: The Nord Drum Machine

As NAMM 2012 one the hottest music production gear conventions on the calender is about to launch, words and pictures seep out of Nords latest box of music magic: a Drum Machine!

 

 

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How to get your house music played by Michael Woods

Following on from how to make your music more exciting, it’s time to have a think about how to stand out from the crowd.  How do you guarantee that when you send your new track to a house music label that they will snap it up?  That house music DJs will Continue reading

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Composing music for the catwalk


Composing music for the dancefloor is one thing but suppose you’ve spent years honing the craft of dance music bombs and find you have to compose music for a whole new environment, like a catwalk show.  How would you go about it?  What are the things you should consider when composing music?

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Daily Muse: Spotify and co shown to reduce music sales

Great to see dance music distributors like ST Holdings removing their content from services like Spotify. They release some of my favourite artists and the last thing I want to see is those companies going Continue reading

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Musical Futures Conference – 17th November Newcastle

An event that should interest all you UK music producers is a conference in Newcastle next week organised by music development body Generator. Continue reading

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Dance Music In The Digital Age Part 2 – How to make money?

In the first post we assessed the costs of releasing dance music along with investigating how the current social climate is impacting music sales and the ability of musical artists to earn a living. The… Continue reading

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Max Cooper on his 120 track live set and production techniques

It wasnt so long ago that I discovered this guy.  Matt Lange had sent me one of his favourite tracks of the moment and it happened to be the Max Cooper remix of Hot Chip  - I Feel

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Daily Muse: The Resurrection of The Stone Roses

Well well well, after much denial, infighting, and even steel artwork claiming otherwise, the announcement has been made – legendary Manchester band the Stone Roses are reforming for a world tour next year, and possibly a new album!

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Dance Music In The Digital Age Part 1 – Where the money goes?

Mo Money

Following the insightful interview with Matt Lange and Kerry Leva, we got a lot of responses on forums and via email relating to the value of music, or lack thereof, and the perception of how many private jets the average producer can afford. Alongside this, at this year’s International Music Summit we met the Continue reading

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Epithet Interview – An insider’s view on the Sasha “Cut Me Down” remix competition

Recently, Sasha and Burn Studios ran a competition to remix the IMS 2011 anthem Cut Me Down which is the first release on Sasha’s new Last Night On Earth imprint.  14 finalists from over 1000 entries were picked to be flown out for a crash course in production and music Continue reading

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30 days to be a better music producer

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

 

We all want to be the best we can be at what we love.  If you’re reading this blog then, like us, you wish to reach your full potential as a music producer. This post show you… Read on… Continue reading

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Real Scenes Berlin – the right kind of marketing

One thing we like about modern marketing is how brands, rather than just advertising, are using their budget to create something useful and align themselves with their audience.  Take Red Bull for example, the ubiquitous sponsor of all things extreme is visible in virtually every snowboard movie, motorcross stunt, biking video, and aerial acrobatics.  Pumping money into these… Continue reading

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Want to be a pro? Henry Sarmiento and Paul Nolan talk about commitment at Burn Studios

The groundbreaking Burn Studios competition to remix Sasha gave the lucky 14 winners a week long music production masterclass in Ibiza; focusing on how to take their skills to the next level.  The guys over at Lost Art have been out filming on the White Isle producing some stunning video content Continue reading

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The Art of LOUD – Production masterclass with Thomas Penton

This week we got hold of producer Thomas Penton for a masterclass in loudness.  Penton has made music from hip-hop beats to raspy electro to driving trance over his two decades of music production.  He’s owned most pieces of hardware you could ever dream of, hit the top spot on the download stores, garnered support from… Continue reading

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Daily Muse: DC:10 crockery and new projects

While shopping today I found myself a coffee mug that reminded me of the speakers in DC:10, Ibiza.  Result.  A bit of visual inspiration for the music to go with the chemical inspiration from the Percol Espresso (the best instant coffee on the planet when you cant be arsed with filters).

My DC10 Mug

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Deepchild – Purple dresses and Free albums!

As the debate on musics value roles on Aussie super producer Deepchild has just taken steps to give away two of his early albums to fans – “Chocolate Dubs” and ” Whats going wrong?”. Both albums are full of super cool grooves and sounds and picked up Continue reading

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Want to make more music? Say hello to your enemy: Perfection


It’s great to strive towards the perfection that the voice in your head tells you about, but the reality is you will never get there. Never. The target always moves one step further away. Dont get me wrong, nothing will quash your career faster than a string of sub-par work, but “good enough” is often all that is required. In an ideal world… Read on…

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Want to make more music? Time to get a sweat on!

Hi, do you work out?

When asked what how to become more productive, billionaire Richard Branson sat back on his private island and thought for a moment.  His response was short:

“Work out.”

He claims exercising gives him a… Continue reading

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How do we hear music? Auditory Transduction

Ever wondered how all that vibrating air is turned into sweet sweet music inside your head?  Wonder no more!  Here is a great video by Brandon Pletsch called ‘Auditory Transduction’ showing the auditory system in action when you hear music.  Inspires me to remember my pro ear plugs next time I head out on a… Continue reading

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