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Learn Finger Drumming

Is Melodics finally a good way to learn finger drumming? Think of it like Guitar Hero but with your own…

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Best Mastering Plugins

Best Mastering Plugins (Free) As with everything there are a lot of free options in the VST world when it…

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Analog Heat

Today I want to talk to you about a trusty piece of gear that sits firmly on my studio desk…

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Best Synth VST

The synth VST market is growing and growing. Each year there are new entries that try to take the crown…

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Beat Tape (December 2017)

Statik Selektah is back with the aptly titled “8” LP (you know, for eight solo albums!) We got what we…

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XLN Audio RC-20 Retro Color

Let’s get one thing straight right at the start. The RC-20 Retro Color by XLN Audio is one of my…

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Burial Samples on Untrue

Ten years ago, South London-based electronic musician Burial released his influential second album, Untrue on Hyperdub. This album¬†probably has done…

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Beat Tape Advice: Set Yourself Boundaries!

Back in the days a beat tape was the main way to shop your beats to artists. Today a lot…

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What Are Ghost Kicks & Ghost Snares And How To Use Them

Ghost kicks & ghost snares fall into the larger category of ghost notes. They are the little hits in between…

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Beat Tape (November 2017)

Ivan Ave, an MC out of Norway, dropped a superb project with beats courtesy of Dam-Funk,¬†Fredfades, DJ Harrison, Kiefer, Kaytranada…

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