7 Tips for iPhone Game Sound

December 28, 2015

Most aspiring producers envision the story of their career unfolding like Premier’s or Blaze’s. Working in the studio, recording emcees, banging out an accompaniment on an MPC. However, while the respect and prestige of an accomplished music production career is highly motivating, it can overshadow other profitable niches. On such niche is Read more

Remixing with Slice Plugins

December 26, 2015

Slicing tools like Propellerheads Reason’s Dr. Rex player, and FL Studio 8’s Slicex plugin are powerful remixing tools. With either of these tools in your arsenal, your creativity is limitless. Both programs slice up songs or beats into tiny pieces that can be re-triggered. In the Dr. Rex player, as well as in Slicex, each pulse within a beat or song is Read more

Hook Composition 01

December 26, 2015

To create catchy melodies, all you have to do is play an instrument, and channel your creativity. Easy right? Sure. The hard part is paving the way for that creativity. So, how do you pave the way for that creativity and compose compelling melodies? Let’s take a look at melody composition using basic musical exercises as a starting point. Read more

Widen Your Drum Beats

December 25, 2015

What’s the difference between a solid drum beat, and a flimsy drum beat? Many times, the difference is the mix. A good drum mix requires an evenly balanced stereo field & soundstage. Many amateur productions have narrow, almost mono, drum mixes. These narrow drum mixes throw off a song’s overall balance where instrument tracks Read more

Top Shoe Brands Seek Beats

December 25, 2015

Top Shoe Brands

A Major Music Publisher with direct ties to today’s Top Shoe Brands (Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebok) has hooked up w/ Song Submit to find dance & hip-hop beats to sign & place on major TV shoe commercials! Read more

Stat Quo: The Eve of Success

December 24, 2015

On June 22nd, the music world will see the release of what could be the most anticipated debut rap album of all time. Statlanta is the first full length studio album Read more

Audio Phase Inversion Toolbox

December 24, 2015

Phase inversion is a subtle, yet versatile music production tool capable of many distinguished feats. First, what is phase inversion? Inverting a wave’s phase means swapping the location of its peaks and troughs. This creates cancellation when peaks of one wave coincide with the troughs of the other wave, like in this article’s thumbnail Read more

Dave Wilkes: E1 Music VP of A&R

December 24, 2015

How does an up-and-coming emcee, producer or rapper stand out starkly on the music industry’s radar? If you think the answer is spending many long hours submitting your material to as many Read more

Paper Planes - Learn Mix, Bass, Beat

December 23, 2015

MIA’s genre-smashing music production and song writing style has finally elevated her to mainstream stardom. Like J Dilla, MIA has been a favorite of seasoned producers ever since the release of her first CD, Arular. Her newest hit song, Paper Planes Read more

Eminem & Nelly Producer Jim Jonsin

December 23, 2015

Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Soulja Boy, T.I., Beyonce: these are just some of the stars produced by one of the music industry’s most prolific big boss producers, Jim Jonsin. Jonsin’s the man behind Nelly’s powerful Billboard  Read more

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