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The Mastering Guide to Audio Formats and Delivery Mediums

A best practices guide for mastering audio formats and delivery mediums.The post The Mastering Guide to Audio Formats and Delivery Mediums appeared …

Music Production

Samsung is building new high-capacity SSDs to flood the market with 1TB+ drives

If the only thing stopping you from replacing your primary storage drive with a large capacity SSD is price, keep your eyes peeled for new products …

PC Gaming

These $79 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones are normally $260

Everyone uses music to drown out background noise — whether because of a crying baby on a plane, loud chewing in the library, or neighbors …

Consumer Tech

The Best Weed Strains for Mind-Blowing Sex

We turned to science and experts to find the most bangin' herb for bangin'.<p>Which weed strain is best for sex is a difficult question to answer. In fact, says Erica Krumpl of the Los Angeles's Cornerstone Collective, "You can't make a blanket statement about things like this." There are simply too …

Three Must-Know Jazzy Pentatonic Patterns

840<p>SHARES<p>One of the first scales many guitarists learn is the minor pentatonic scale.<p>Though it is a staple of the rock and blues worlds, many …

Here Are Some Isometric Ocarina Of Time Maps

I have a <i>thing</i> for isometric video games, so big thanks to Mark Mayers for linking this gallery of <i>Ocarina of Time</i> areas cut open and laid out.<p>They’re …

Here’s A Bunch Of Rap Classics That Sample Music From South Asia, The Middle East, And North Africa

Courtesy of Heems.<p>Heems, rapper with Swet Shop Boys, shared a long Twitter thread of his favorite rap songs that sample music from South Asia and the …

New Hack Offers A Full Game Library On Your NES Classic Edition

Legally questionable, of course

Retrogaming

In Pictures: Seven Music Mavericks

Even as record companies renew their grip on the music industry, a handful of artists have been able to carve out profitable niches beyond the major label framework. The first three appear as sidebars in the FORBES magazine story “Revenge Of The Record Labels” – read on to see all seven.

Music Theory : Expanding Your Chord Vocabulary Beyond Major and Minor

When writing tunes, many budding songwriters don’t often go beyond major and minor. After all, they’re the two harmonic qualities we all often learn …

Audio Editing in Pro Tools Master Class

Creating Harmony Parts in Logic Pro X with Flex Pitch

Creating harmony parts in Logic Pro X is really easy since the addition of the Melodyne-like Flex Pitch feature. In Audio Example 1, I have sung a …

Tips For Creating Perfect Melodies For Hip Hop Trap

Hip Hop has evolved in many different directions and Trap is one of the most intense. In this short video from Atlanta Trap producer Booker Edwards …

Orchestral Techno Pad with Spitfire Tundra

<i>Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and new synth sounds using plugins such as</i> …

Music Production

How to create a funk bass sound using NI Monark

<b>The Minimoog synth found a place in just about all genres of rock, pop and dance music, including various flavours of funk. Its frequency-rich sound</b> …

The New $400 Air Jordan 4 Retro Premium “Ginger” Is Simply Gorgeous

As part of their 2016 collection, Jordan Brand continues to roll out premium luxurious versions of its iconic Air Jordan 4 Retro. After having seen …

5 Tips for Adding Life and Movement to Your Sounds

5 Production Tips for Breathing Life and Movement Into Your …

Why People on Twitter Are Still Asking This 90s YTV Host for Video Game Help

Remember Nicholas Picholas? We asked the former Video & Arcade Top 10 host about pre-YouTube speed runs, N64's heavily-guarded release, and the show's later efforts to be "less stabby."<p>Ten years on from the rise of YouTube, the passive game-watching experience has become almost as ubiquitous as the …

Retrogaming

Tips for Mixing Rap Vocals with Saturation

6 steps to creating a perfect layered bass sound

<b>The judicious use of layering is the key to many sounds in electronic music, but particularly bass, where the shape, character and dynamics of a solo</b> …

Music Production

20 Forgotten 60s Girl Groups

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 20<p>The Murmaids<p>The Supremes were the first girl group to reach number one in the charts with …

Girl Groups

DJ Premier Gives The Inside Story On The Making Of Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, Jay Z had a hustler’s ambition of releasing an album and then walking away. His lifestyle already afforded the finer things in …

5 Ways to Finish the Track You Started!

1. Step Away<p>If you’ve been listening to the same looped sequence for over an hour, you’re due up for a break. By giving yourself a break, you can …

Music Theory Production Tips: Creating Vocal Harmonies

Vocal harmonies are an arrangement element in just about every genre of music. Traditionally, it’s fallen to the artists/singers and producers to …

9 ways to get a better drum mix

<b>MIXING WEEK</b><b>: The quality of a production lives or dies on the strength of its drums. Modern tracks feature impressive beats that underpin all other</b> …

Why Use Multiband Compression?

Industry Insider Deborah Mannis-Gardner Breaks Down The Process Of Securing Samples - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

<b>(AllHipHop News)</b> Sampling has long been part of the creative process for making rap music. However, most fans are probably unaware of what it takes …

How to program a realistic drum fill from scratch

How to Use Expanders to Tighten a Drum Mix

How to turn a basic chord progression into an arrangement

<b>Musical arranging isn't the easiest of concepts for the novice producer to get their heads round, so let's strip everything right back in order to</b> …

Electric Guitar