Sometimes it helps to get out of the DAW and mess around with some synths, samplers, and drum machines. Here are our ten favorite affordable pieces of gear.
Which obscure piece from the classical music canon has become so engrained and intertwined with cinematic snobbery that we’d all recognize it within seconds?
If you feel like you’ve been making the same beat over and over again, or you’re suffering from a severe case of “beat block,” this one’s for you!
If you’re like us, you’re probably sitting around your kitchen right now thinking about what kind of snare sounds you can get out of that whisk over there.
We caught up with the “Sample Clearance Queen” herself, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, to discuss how to make beats the legal way (and avoid and issues).
We take a closer look at how the legacy of the Akai MPC was shaped via its own characteristic properties and history itself.
In this post, an excerpt of one of the lessons in Soundfly’s Hip-Hop Production course, we go over two ways to use bass lines in hip-hop beats.
Here’s our Top Five track submissions from our June monthly challenge to create a sample-based beat out of a ridiculous recorded family argument.
Some thoughts on producing tracks with sample pack sounds as well as letting collaborators steer the production ship and open up new possibilities.
Last month, I challenged myself to make a track using captured sounds from the golf course. Listen to my track and learn about my process here.