Tag Archives: Music

Bridge in Music: How to Tie Your Song Together

Following a formula in your songwriting structure can help with creating parameters for your creativity. But sometimes that formula needs a pattern interrupt to create or release tension and tie everything together. Simply using a strict intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-outro formula can sound repetitive and even jarring at times. That’s where the bridge comes in handy. In this … Continue reading Bridge in Music: How to Tie Your Song Together

New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Cassette Plugin

Many artists and engineers love the sound of tape, and will do anything to get that sound. Using the real thing can be a timely and expensive process, but there are so many good plugin emulators on the market now that make getting the sound much easier. One of these is Wavesfactory Cassette, an audio … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Cassette Plugin

London producer O’Flynn on bringing humanity to electronic music

Two nights before speaking to O’Flynn, the lead track from his debut album, Aletheia, floods Brixton’s Phonox venue in the heat of an all-night DJ set from the London-based producer. The rammed crowd erupt from all sides and instantly the track sounds like a classic – a sound that’s been around for so long already, … Continue reading London producer O’Flynn on bringing humanity to electronic music

The 11 Best Music Production Books You Need to Read in 2020

It takes a lot of knowledge and knowhow to get better at music production, studying a few music production books can help. Practicing is always the best way to get better, but sometimes it’s important to sit down and dive into the theory. If you aren’t sure where to get a solid foundation in music … Continue reading The 11 Best Music Production Books You Need to Read in 2020

Watch KORG Gadget on Nintendo Switch prove music can be multiplayer fun, too

In many, many languages, the word for “playing” music is the same as “playing” a game. So it’s fitting KORG has invaded the Nintendo Switch console with music-making – and that you can share with friends. The translation of KORG Gadget to Nintendo’s Switch handheld is mostly novelty and fun convenience – you’re probably still … Continue reading Watch KORG Gadget on Nintendo Switch prove music can be multiplayer fun, too

Sound and Vision: Music Visualization Lets You See Your Sounds

Every year the Pantone Color Institute names a color of the year—a single swatch to accompany the global movements and trends that define us. 2020’s color of the year? Pantone Classic Blue 19-4052. To mark the intersection of Classic Blue and our current moment,, LANDR, PANTONE and Audio UX came together to answer a simple … Continue reading Sound and Vision: Music Visualization Lets You See Your Sounds

Music Theory: The Basics You Need to Make Better Music

Music theory tells you how music works. It’s the structure underneath the songs you love that explains how they do what they do. But music theory can also show you the way forward. Learning theory is an essential part of your musical development. Getting started with music theory can be intimidating at first. There’s so … Continue reading Music Theory: The Basics You Need to Make Better Music

Synths, Style and an API: A Very Original Music and Mixing House Lands in LA

When mischievous music makers make their way to LA, anything can happen. If the composers in question are Fall On Your Sword (FOYS), be on high alert. Already a hot original music house–as well as proficient audio post mixers–after several years of creative output in their Williamsburg, Brooklyn HQ, FOYS Read more… The post Synths, … Continue reading Synths, Style and an API: A Very Original Music and Mixing House Lands in LA

Stock up on underground electronic music and techno for a Bandcamp Black Friday

Black Friday may conjure images of people stampeding at a Wal-Mart – but it’s also turned into a boon for independent labels on Bandcamp. Use these codes to boost your collection and support artists. This started as part of this year’s Black Friday sale round-up, but it’s growing, so let’s keep a running tally. So … Continue reading Stock up on underground electronic music and techno for a Bandcamp Black Friday