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.
The right kick drum sound can make or break the energy of your song, and the way the rest of the instruments stand up in mixing. Here’s how to choose it.
There are a ton of ways to get your recorded music out of the studio and into a room full of excited fans. Let’s explore the pros and cons of them all!
Take a tour of 5 important copyright infringement cases in music history to learn about the decisions that helped shape how we look at songwriting today.
+ Check out Soundfly’s brand new mentored online course, The Art of Hip-Hop Production, to learn the…