The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From August 2022

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5. Com Truise: Remixing Small Black’s “Duplex” (Video)

By Com Truise on Soundfly

In this video from Com Truise’s new course on Soundfly, Seth Haley breaks down his approach to remixing Small Black’s hit song “Duplex.” Read the article here.

4. 5 Awesome Ways to Find Musical Inspiration

man playing the piano closeup

By Gideon Waxman

Writer’s Block happens to everyone, artists and non-artists, pros and amateurs alike, so here are 5 ways to combat a lack of creative ideas! Read the article here.

3. 6 Tips for Optimizing Your Vocal Health

closeup photo of vocalist singing

By Christine Elise Hubbard

A drummer with allergies can still perform, a guitarist with the flu can record from home, but singers need optimal health to work at all… Read the article here.

2. 5 Small Plugin Companies You Should Try This Year

By Aaron Trumm

These 5 plugin companies are building the most beautiful, wacky, exciting, and unpredictable audio tools we’ve ever seen. Check these out now. Read the article here.

1. Quality and Quantity — in Songwriting, They’re Intertwined…

band playing in a dark room

By Charlotte Yates

An OpEd on how to balance learning to write songs from both a quantity- and a quality-forward mindset, and why they should be intertwined. Read the article here.

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An Introduction to Sam Amidon — Experimental Folk “Crate Digger”

Some personal notes on the first time I listened to the highly personal, lyrical music of avant-garde folk balladier Sam Amidon.


Themes and Variation S2E05: “Songs About Science”

In the latest episode of Soundfly’s podcast, Themes and Variation, Jeremy, Martin, and Mahea discuss “Songs About Science.”


Themes and Variation S2E04: “Cathartic Songs” (with Lana Cenčić)

In the “Cathartic Songs” podcast episode, Mahea, Jeremy, and guest Lana Cenčić discuss tracks by Baby Huey, Michael Jackson, and Simon Dawes.