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Music labels form an integral part of underground and independent music. With such a large portion of electronic music coming from independent and humble beginnings, it’s interesting to take a closer look at some of their characteristics and operational functions. As a label owner myself,...

Over the last twenty years or so, the process of music-making in the electronic realm has become far more democratic. Electronic music has been growing in popularity since the 1970s and with it, the ability to create and distribute it has been granted to far...

Music mastering is one of those things a lot of people seem to be aware of and like to discuss. It also seems to be one of the topics in the DIY and home production world of music that gets misunderstood quite a lot too;...

Mixdowns… A mixdown is the second to last process in the production of a tune (last being mastering), for me anyway. A full mixdown will, if done right, fully bring out and compile all the good things about your tune and bring it a step closer to completion....

I’ve been producing electronic music almost daily now for about seven years and each tune I complete, I learn something new. I’m still using almost the exact same tools and plugins as I was a few years ago but the way I produce changes subtly...

I’ve decided to write some stuff on this topic because I spend half my life distorting, saturating and mangling sounds and it’s a pretty integral thing in the world of making big, fat, and (sometimes) disgusting sounds. There are a multitude of ways you can distort...

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I’ve thought for a while about something important and worthwhile to post about, something that could benefit all producers, from drum and bass to pop. In fact, I think this post could be useful to...

Some notes on monitoring… People will get super crazy about EQing their rooms, buying insane monitors and investing in expensive headphones. In my experience, these all definitely help, but you can take your production and quality of sound a long, long way with a careful ear, lots...