Tag: EDM

anything pertaining to Electronic Dance Music

  • Announcing Our New Course With Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk

    Announcing Our New Course With Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk

    We’re excited to announce Soundfly’s new online music course with retro-futuristic synthwave trailblazer, Com Truise, out today!

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  • Announcing Our New Course With Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability

    Announcing Our New Course With Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability

    We’re excited to announce Soundfly’s new course with pioneering electronic dance music producer/composer, Jlin, on rhythmic creativity!

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  • Learning to Inject Creativity Into Your Beat Making (Like Jlin)

    Learning to Inject Creativity Into Your Beat Making (Like Jlin)

    An active learning experiment on taking inspiration and advice from an artist based on listening to their work. In this case, producer, Jlin.

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  • How Every Musician Can Learn from Skrillex’s Onstage Mishaps

    How Every Musician Can Learn from Skrillex’s Onstage Mishaps

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Let me get this out of the way before I say anything else: This article is not trying to make fun of Skrillex. There are […]

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  • New Genre Alert: TUWDSSHSWAI!

    New Genre Alert: TUWDSSHSWAI!

    By Nyle Emerson & Jeremy Young Here at Soundfly, we’re always looking for the next big thing — the next wave of popular music bubbling up to the surface from the underground. But every now and then, a new genre pops up that’s been right under our noses for years, it’s familiar and yet foreign, […]

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  • 10 Exciting Native American and Canadian First Nations Artists on the Scene Right Now

    10 Exciting Native American and Canadian First Nations Artists on the Scene Right Now

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ve assembled a list of the most exciting Native American and Canadian First Nations artists currently making their way from all across this continent to our living rooms and into our ear buds. This list includes everything from contemplative folk and raw, truthful hip-hop to seething electronic jams, so sit […]

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  • 5 Secrets to Making Your Sub-Bass Notes Audible

    5 Secrets to Making Your Sub-Bass Notes Audible

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Whether you’re making pop, hip-hop, or EDM, chances are your music is going to include sub-bass. For those who aren’t familiar, sub-bass frequencies are low-pitched notes below approximately […]

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  • How Jazz Is Secretly Rewriting Its Own Future in Camouflage

    How Jazz Is Secretly Rewriting Its Own Future in Camouflage

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. You may not have known this, but yesterday was International Jazz Day. Look around, and you’ll find a ton of jazz festivals happening right this moment worldwide — from Denton, Texas […]

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  • Sampling as Instrumentation: How Recorded Noise Found Its Way Into Music

    Sampling as Instrumentation: How Recorded Noise Found Its Way Into Music

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. When we turn on the radio to any pop station, we hear sampling. When we utilize any MIDI instrument technology within our DAWs and hardware, we hear sampling. It’s everywhere, and it’s due […]

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  • So You Think You Can Dance Buildup?

    So You Think You Can Dance Buildup?

    So, you think you know EDM. You’ve been listening to all the latest players in the electronic music world, and you think you know what they’re all about — the unique, infinitesimal nuances of sub-genre that distinguish one from another. What you may not know is that all of these artists in almost all forms of […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments