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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> …

10 easy music theory tricks that every producer should know

Theory queries<p>This bad rep is entirely unjustified, however, since regardless of whether you're a composer, songwriter, producer or DJ, shoring up …

20 EQ Tips

<b>The EQ stage of mixing is vital in finding space for each instrument, making important moments punch through and eliminating clutter. Here’s our</b> …

Music Production

DJ Shadow Shares "Nobody Speak" Featuring Run the Jewels

Killer Mike + El-P + DJ Shadow = <3<p>A week on from releasing the mesmerizing title track from his new album <i>The Mountain Will Fall</i>, the legendary DJ Shadow has dropped another new track. “Nobody Speak,” the second single from his first album since 2011’s <i>The Less You Know</i>, the Better, has Shadow …

10 ways to extend your musical ideas

<b>So you've got a neat idea or loop going - but how do you extend it into a full section without it getting boring? In dance music in particular,</b> …

Music Production

17 of the hottest VST/AU distortion plugins

Sonic weapons<p>Soundtoys Decapitator<p><b>FULL REVIEW: Soundtoys Decapitator</b><p>Audio Damage Kombinat DVA<p>Whether used as a DJ-style band killer or …

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Kendrick Lamar

Miami Bass

In the latest Beat Dissected, we focus on Miami's unique take on 808-driven electro, with a hip-hop twist. Beat Dissected is a regular series in …

Chilling Oil Paintings Conjure Images From the "Other Side"

Artist Sam Wolfe Connelly depicts the strange and mysterious with an uncanny ability.<p><i>This is the second story in a series exploring the connections between art and magic. Click here to read the first.</i><p>Sam Wolfe Connelly's haunting, eerie images look like they're right out of a classic German …

Science Finally Explained My Resting Bitch Face to Me

After researchers used a program called FaceReader to study the phenomenon of "Resting Bitch Face," I decided to get my hands on the program myself and see how bad my RBF was.<p>I was a pretty serious kid. Teachers used to call me a "thinker," which was fine until around the time I turned 19. That was …

Star Wars fans do Disney’s job, updating restoration of Return of the Jedi

Harmy is back!<p>Harmy's work on releasing high-quality versions of the Star Wars films — which strive to recreate the theatrical versions of the movies while also keeping their resolution as high as possible — has made his work the definitive way to watch the Original Trilogy for many fans, …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Fear of Drowning (a music concrete piece) by Michel Plourde

Working memory training could help beat anxiety

One thing anxiety does is to upset your brain's balance between focus and vigilance. Your control over what you pay attention to is sacrificed at the …

The Brain

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

By Sara Solovitch<p>It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health …

Depression

8 "Fake It ‘Til You Make It" Strategies Backed by Science

Trying to fake your way to success seems dubious at best and delusional at worst. And yet, there is plenty of science that proves you can actually …

Psychology

Up your Instagram game using this new free tool

Launching today, AppAction is a new way for people and businesses to up their Instagram game by helping them leverage their followers from Facebook and Twitter, and offering more in-depth insights from posts.<p>The brainchild of an ex-Facebook employee, along with an ex-Instagrammer, the idea came …

Social Media

Women warned to beware pregnancy pitfalls when applying for a mortgage

New affordability rules mean some firms will ask questions about changes in income<p>New parents who apply for mortgages from some of the biggest lenders are being asked to prove that they are going back to work before their income can be included in affordability checks.<p>Questions posed by the <i>Observer</i> …

Meet the Japanese MCs Who Do Insane Covers of UK Grime

Yomeiriland like grime "because grime artists rap about ordinary life and are dissatisfied and whining just like us."<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>Last week, a group of Japanese MCs called Yomeiriland started to gain some sudden UK attention for one particular track they had posted …

The Musicians Behind one of the Most Sampled Songs in History Finally Got Paid

The creators of the Amen Break finally catch a break.<p>In 1969, American soul band The Winstons' created the Amen break, a brief drum composition from the band's song "Amen brother." Since then, the song has become the world's second most sampled track of all time. But though the famous four-bar …

Sennheiser's $55,000 headphones sound like heaven on Earth

If you're looking at the photos and wondering if that's a base made out of solid marble, let me assure you that it is. Axel Grell, one of the engineers in charge of the Orpheus project, personally went to Italy to select the stone that felt just right. The obsessive attention to detail and …

How to read emotions and influence people

BBC Future reviews some of the simple tricks you can use to assert your influence on your unwitting friends and colleagues.<p>Human behaviours are governed by superstition, repetition and cliches, which makes us easy targets for mind tricks. If you know the secrets, you could use them to your …

Body Language

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You Are All I See, oil on canvas, 2014

You Are All I See, oil on canvas, 2014<p>Artist: Steven Cabral<p>Instagram: steven_cabral36<p>Website: http://stevencabral.weebly.com

Keys N Krates' Rinse FM Mix Will Have You Going Up on a Tuesday

Canada! Bass! Pirate radio!<p>If there's one thing my three years of music blogging (this is about 28 years in blog years) have taught me, it's that after Makonnen dropped "Tuesday," nothing was the same. Until the earth's great cities fall into the seas and the oceans boil and cats and dogs live …

Musician rebels embrace darknet to explore uncensored internet frontiers

You could view the internet a little like the Earth’s surface. The bits of the web everyone knows about and uses are the land masses, but surrounding them are the vast expanses of ocean that represent the much publicised “deep web” – the uncharted depths that are the areas not indexed by standard …

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