Produce Electronic Music

By Lionel Valdellon | For the intelligent producer of electronic music of any style. Topics include music production, audio, DJ, deejaying, editing, sound design, samples, loops, DAWs, digital editing, sequencing, hardware and software issues, and more.

10 addictive browser instruments for making music on your lunch break

<i>Make Music is FACT’s new section devoted to making music anywhere, whether you’re a seasoned producer or a total novice, using an arsenal of analog</i> …

Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv): Getting Out

• shares<p><i>From inspirational nightmares to self-perpetuating idea blenders, Josh Eustis lives in a world where musical genres coalesce, and imagination</i> …

Internet Archive Successfully Fends Off Secret FBI Order

Internet Archive Win Is a “Tiny Peek” at NSL Process<p>Kahle told The Intercept that the incident should encourage others to challenge NSLs and gag …

DJ Earworm Mashup - United State of Pop 2016 (Into Pieces)

Twenty One Pilots

2016's Best Pop Music Mashup Is Not Going To Happen

For the past few years, Canadian mashup artist Daniel Kim's <i>Pop Danthology</i> has been like a Cliff's Notes for the absolute best pop music tracks of the …

7 ways to use sidechaining more creatively

<b>Audio equipment such as gates and compressors will typically feature two signal paths: one being the signal that's being processed, and the other</b> …

EM Microphone Guide Nov 2016

The Unlikely Rise of FL Studio, The Internet’s Favorite Production Software

Porter Robinson, Madeon, and Soulja Boy explain how one shockingly simple program gave 2010s hip-hop and EDM their respective sounds.<p>DeAndre Way, the 26-year-old rapper and producer known best to the world as Soulja Boy, was first given a FruityLoops demo at age 12 from his uncle Justin. "We're …

Soulja Boy

Everything A Musician Must Know About Digital Distribution

<i>Guest Post by Leticia Trandafir on Landr</i><p>Music distribution is the link between your finished record and your future fans.<p>Distribution is a crucial …

NI's Maschine Jam lets you capture ideas and develop them fast

<b>Rather than trying to top Maschine Studio, Native Instruments has gone for something leaner with the next addition to its groove production range,</b> …

Master Class: Pump Up Your Mix With Free Audio Plug-Ins

<b>P</b><b>lug-in signal processing is the mother’s milk of creative in-the-box production. Unfortunately, it can cost big bucks to fill your glass.</b> …

5 Tips for Better High End in Your Mixes

An article on getting a smooth and clear high end in your mixes.

MIDI for the Masses

For more than 30 years, MIDI has provided the central nervous system of electronic music. And during that time, the MIDI spec, managed by the MIDI …

Alibaba Just Changed the Music Streaming Game & No One Noticed

Call up B.o.B., wrap yourself in solar blankets and head for the nearest bunker, because things are about to get real illuminati around here.<p>Except …

Novation Blows Up Its Groove Box with Circuit Components Upgrades

If you bought a Tesla Model S early in its production run — you are cool aren’t you? — it’s not the same car today that it first was. I don’t mean …

Arduino

Deadmau5 New Studio Reveal & EDM Tips

As Deadmau5, Joel Zimmerman has made a ton of infectious dance music, a fair bit of straight-up beautiful music, crafted an iconic look, toured the …

SampleRadar: 404 free Arabian nights samples

<b>We're taking a trip to the Near East in this edition of SampleRadar, as we celebrate the sounds of the lands were civilisation began.</b><p>There's a strong …

10 weird production tricks that will improve your mixes

Strange but true<p><b>If the slew of dubious clickbait ads online is anything to go by, there's a weird trick for just about anything, from curing serious</b> …

Should I EQ Before or After Compression?

An article on things to consider when deciding to EQ before or after compression.

Where To Find Loops, Acapellas and Instrumentals For Remixing

Shares 3.0K<p>With Digital DJ software, DJs have several creative tools at their disposal: 4 decks, multiple FX, and sample decks such as the Serato DJs …

Buyers' Guide: Portable Keyboard Controllers

<b>Less than 15 years ago, there was really no such thing as a portable keyboard MIDI controller. The product segment was born, and flourished, along</b> …

Radiooooo: The Hit Tune Time Machine | The New Yorker

In 2012, Benjamin Moreau, an artist and d.j., was test-driving his car-collector father’s most recent acquisition, a white 1966 Renault Caravelle, in the French Riviera. “As we drove along this road, lost in time, my fingers came across the splendid old radio on the exquisite wooden dashboard,” he …

Time Travel

Conversations in live techno from the Polish underground

Techno is a thread in Europe that can bring people together, and be a lingua franca. That phenomenon can earn detractors and champions alike; the …

Inspiration

Optimizing Your Computer for Audio and Video Production

1. Thunderbolt Drives and Displays<p>Thunderbolt is awesome, isn’t it? I mean, come on—it beats the hell out of wrangling with PCI cards and worrying …

4 Signal Flow Mistakes To Avoid

1. Don’t Be Out Of Order<p>Students and novice engineers often ask “what’s the correct order of plug-ins in a channel strip”? And they’re often given …

When You Listen to Music, You’re Never Alone - Issue 34: Adaptation

On a late spring evening in 2015, at South Street Seaport, a square on the southern tip of Manhattan, hundreds of people slipped on headphones and …

New York Times