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8 things you can do to help preserve your hearing

<b>Be aware of noise levels in your environment</b><p>Loud noises are everywhere. The construction site across the street, the local bar on a Friday night… …

Music Production

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.<p>Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Marketing

Be A Dance Music Producer In Virtual Reality With Electronauts

A new virtual reality musical experience called Electronauts launches today, with a lineup of electronic and hip-hop artists including the …

Virtual Reality

10 Social Marketing Tips for Facebook Groups

The updated Facebook algorithm favors community and conversation-building over passive consumption. This forces many brands to make a fundamental …

Social Media

6 Old School Marketing Tactics That Still Work on Social Media

It seems like everywhere we look there’s some new social media or marketing tactics being touted as <i>the next big thing.</i><p>As marketers and businesses, …

Marketing

17 of the Finest House Music Samples

House music and sampling always have, and always will, go hand-in-hand. Whether it's disco gems, soul classics or hip-hop anthems, it's part of the …

Music

How to position your hand when you're playing the keyboard

<b>When starting to learn the keyboard, it’s a good idea to get basic hand positions nailed early on, as it’ll make playing easier in general, and</b> …

Electric Guitar

100+ Marketing Must-Have Tools and Resources

The best marketers out there are always learning – new resources, platforms, tools are coming around every day. There are hundreds, if not thousands …

Bragging With Class: How to Write the Perfect DJ Bio

One of the most uncomfortable things for me when I started getting booked for gigs was when promoters started asking for my “bio”. The first time …

How to change mindset and behavior

July 16, 2018 – <i>by Anna Güntner, Bill Schaninger and Julia Sperling</i><p>Our understanding of the unconscious mind has come a long way since Sigmund Freud, …

Psychology

Don't know how to use Ableton Live? These videos can teach you

Just because everyone you talk to may know Ableton Live in and out doesn’t mean you do. Ableton have quietly posted an official series of videos that …

The Essential Guide To Synthesisers

<b>Welcome to the MusicTech Essential Guide. We’ve looked at the sound signal chain and inside the computer – now to the piece of music technology</b> …

5 Great Interfaces for Live Performance

<b>Choosing the right interface to use on stage can be tough since there are a great many choices. What it really comes down to is choosing your</b> …

10 Films About Dance Music Culture That We Actually Like

Who needs guestlist when you can enter the club from the comfort of your living room? These films will get you through a weekend spent on the couch.<p>Dance music fans have been telling their parents that “they’ll never understand” for the better part of three decades. Despite that, the culture has …

Friday Five: 10 Dance Music Films To Watch This Weekend

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Electronic Beats that lists some of the greatest dance culture movies ever made (spoiler: …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Friday Five: How DJs Use Music To Manage Their Mental Health

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a feature from Magnetic Magazine on how DJs use music and performing to help deal with anxiety and …

Music Downloads Are Officially Dying – Why This Is A Good Thing For DJs

Forbes reports today that interactive streaming music services — Spotify, Apple Music, Napster, Deezer, Tidal and so on — now account for the …

How to DJ 101: Why You Must Understand Phrasing

Even though most of our audience is made up of advanced or intermediate DJs, we get a lot of aspiring talent on the site every month who are hungry …

How Machine Learning Will Affect DJing + Music Production

Artificial intelligence and machine learning already permeate many aspects of your everyday life. Now they're creeping into music production, …

Legal Concerns for DJs: Negotiating a DJ Contract

Negotiating a DJ performance contract can be a tricky thing, but doing it right is an essential step in turning your hobby into a career. Today, we …

How To Create Electronic Music Sample Packs

<i>I’d like to share my thoughts and experience on the creative processes and useful tips for beginners, as well as skilled sound designers, who want to</i> …

5 Music Production Youtube Channels You Should Definitely Know

If you are a producer striving to get better, you'll appreciate this!<p>11<p>SHARES<p>In this day and age, it's really difficult for an aspiring producer to …

10 Tips for Better Mastering

<b>Got a perfect mix? Now is the time to add some professional sparkle to it. You need to give it a lift to the giddy heights of a mastered master.</b> …

Music Production

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 3

<b>Update 2/2/18:</b> While we fix the embedded video above, watch this video on YouTube.<p>Welcome to episode 3 of How to Fake Playing Piano. In lesson 1, …

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 2

Welcome to lesson 2 of How to Fake Playing Piano, a piano-lesson series that skips the “Hot Cross Buns” and teaches you how to bang around on a …

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 1

Imagine someone just starting to learn the piano. What does it sound like? Hot Cross Buns? Mary Had a Little Lamb? I sat down with composer Jason …

Sharing DJ Mixes On Facebook + YouTube

Recording and distributing a DJ mix might be easier than ever, but when you’re sharing your mix online, how do you reach people? In an era of …

Social Media

Sound Design and Music Production

Sound Design and Music Production News, Reviews and Tutorials. Online Courses. VST and Music App Reviews

Music Production

This is what happens when you put a Detroit techno legend in a room with a TR-909

<b>As far as performance setups go, you don’t get much more minimal than just a single Roland TR-909, but that’s all Detroit techno titan Jeff Mills had</b> …

Techno