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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.

Differences Between Open-Back and Closed-Back Headphones

Answer: There are two primary types of over-ear headphones: open-back and closed-back. There is also a third type, semi-open, which attempts to …

Brian Eno Scoring Documentary On Designer Dieter Rams

An upcoming documentary on Dieter Rams, one of the most influential industrial designers of all time, will feature a soundtrack by composer and …

Product Design

A Quick EQ Checklist To Help You Mix Like A Pro

<i>Guest post by Soundfly</i>Want some more sizzle on a cymbal, or maybe a little less boominess on that acoustic guitar? By using equalizers (or EQs, for …

Music Production

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> …

Synthesizers

Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv): Getting Out

• 178shares<br>• 178<br>• 0<br>• 0<p><i>From inspirational nightmares to self-perpetuating idea blenders, Josh Eustis lives in a world where musical genres coalesce, and</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)

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 …

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> …

Music Production

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.

Hal Leonard Publishes The Martin Ukulele

A homage to the little instrument that helped create a guitar giant<p>Montclair, NJ (August 20, 2013) –<i>The Martin Ukulele</i> is a detailed look at the …

Guitar

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 …

SampleRadar: 475 free crate digger's samples

<b>For a true sample collector, nothing beats the feeling of crate digging. No, we don't mean sampling endless YouTube videos or MP3s on your computer,</b> …

Music Production

10 weird production tricks that will improve your mixes

Strange but true<p>Keeping on top of your mix is all about being equipped to tackle any curveballs thrown at you. The well worn practices of day-to-day …

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

With Digital DJ software, DJs have several creative tools at their disposal: 4 decks, multiple FX, and sample decks such as the Serato DJs SP-6 …

Music Production

Radiooooo: The Hit Tune Time Machine

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 …

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 …