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Getting Started with Virtual Modular Synthesizers: VCV Rack, Softube Modular, The Grid, and Blocks

Modular synthesis can be a fun way to get creative and find new inspiration for your music. Given the thousands of combinations of connections you can create, the kinds of sounds you can have at your finger tips is practically infinite. But looking at a big wall of analog modular synthesizers can be overwhelming especially if you have no idea where to begin. If you're thinking you might want to get started in the modular synth game, there are [...]

June 17th, 2021|

6 Artists That You Need To Listen To – Celebrating Pride Month with Arca, Sophie, Cakes Da Killa +

6 Artists That You Need To Listen To - Celebrating Pride Month with Arca, Sophie, Cakes Da Killa + In honor of pride month, we put together a collection of trailblazing LGTBQ+ artists that are innovating in modern music. The modern music scene has been heavily influenced by the LGTBQ+ community for decades with gay culture having profound roots in all genres of music from disco, electronic, rock, to pop. It's undeniable that many of [...]

June 10th, 2021|

FREE LIVE WORKSHOP Creating Live DJ and Beat Juggling Sets with DJ Esquire – 6/17 at 7pm EST

Join Electronic Music Collective and DJ Esquire for a live workshop next Thursday, June 17 at 7pm EST. In this workshop, DJ Esquire will be discussing and demonstrating how he composes a set by taking a deep look at some of his beat juggling routines from different points throughout his career. DJ Esquire is a Brooklyn native that has been making waves in the DJ scene for the last 20+ years. Esquire is a 2x DMC [...]

June 9th, 2021|

Unique UI: Plugins and Synths That Change How We Interact With Music

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but what is the mother of creativity? As music tech continues to develop and evolve, so has the UI (User Interface) behind it. From effects racks in fancy studios lined to the walls with sleek, nearly identical gray boxes of colorful effects, to plugins made by a programmer in his bedroom, User Interface is vital to the musician's workflow. The design philosophy behind most electronic music devices and plugins has remained  [...]

May 28th, 2021|

3 Essential Music Projects Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Charlie XCX, Gorillaz +

Musicians are no stranger to the concept of recording at home nowadays. With the development of more affordable, better-sounding tech in the reach of most musicians it’s easy for virtually any artist to get started producing almost studio-quality music with a sock on the microphone and a laptop (If you’re willing to put in that extra work in post!) But this year was different. No matter who you were before it, the lockdown forced a work-from-home mindset to be [...]

May 20th, 2021|

Music and NFT’s : Cracking The Code Behind Crypto Art in The Music Industry

On March 16, 2021, Multi-Platinum Hip-Hop Producer Kenny Beats dropped what could be considered his most interesting project to date: A few 30-second, original and unreleased tracks set to trendy animations by illustrator Drew Pulig of an anthropomorphic smartphone, or a kid on a flying motorcycle on loop. While this seems like the average cute and unexpected way that music and media on the internet combine for some likes on Twitter or Instagram, what’s interesting to note is this [...]

May 13th, 2021|

How To Incorporate Serato Video Into Your DJ Sets and Live Streams

How To Incorporate Serato Video Into Your DJ Sets and Live Streams While venues are still gearing up to reopen later this year, there are still many ways for you to perform for your audience in the meantime. Live streaming has been especially popular with DJs this past year as online streaming gives DJs the opportunity to do what they love which is being creative in the moment and performing for a crowd while keeping the party at [...]

May 5th, 2021|

A Comprehensive Guide to MPE in Ableton Live 11

A Comprehensive Guide to MPE in Ableton Live 11 Earlier this year, Ableton Live released Live 11, the most recent version of their music production software. Live 11 comes with lots of updated plugins and new features like comping as well as a handful of new devices. Live 11 also features enhanced MPE controller capability which is great for creating more expression in your music. Live 11 now makes it possible for you to record [...]

April 28th, 2021|

How to DI Guitar or Bass and Boost Your Input Signal in Logic Pro X

How to DI Guitar or Bass and Boost Your Input Signal in Logic Pro X When it comes to recording guitar or bass, there are several ways to get the job done. The standard for many decades has been placing a microphone in front of an amplifier, channeling your microphone signal into an audio interface, and then have that signal be recorded onto a tape machine or into a DAW. But for many reasons (maybe you don't [...]

April 21st, 2021|

How To Use Logic Pro X’s ChromaVerb Reverb Plugin

How To Use Logic Pro X's ChromaVerb Reverb Plugin Logic Pro X from Apple is one of the most popular DAWs on the market and comes stacked with some great stock plugins. The software comes with an array of super useful compressors, distortions, delays, amps simulators, and more. Last year, Logic Pro X had a major update which introduced some new and powerful sampler plugins as well as the ChromaVerb plugin. ChromaVerb is a versatile [...]

April 14th, 2021|
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