American artists that shaped electronic music

Electronic dance music culture often gets thought of as a bit of a European thing. Synth Pop, for example, was heavily dominated by British artists, and for many the words ‘electronic music’ conjure up images of European acts like Kraftwerk, Daft Punk or Jean-Michel Jarre. Much of modern electronic …

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Drone Samples

You don’t need to make techno or industrial music to benefit from drone samples. They come in handy to inject mood into any track, especially if they float ominously in the background. Flying Lotus used spacey drones a lot, Death Grip and Danny Brown come to mind as well! Free Dystopian Drone Samples. Free Download. …

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SEGA, Taito arcade come to KORG Gadget on Nintendo Switch

Here’s one serious Japanese game + music nerdgasm: legendary arcade maker Taito, game giant SEGA all come together on the KORG platform on the Nintendo platform. KORG Gadget on the Nintendo Switch was always at least an intriguing novelty. As with titles for Nintendo DS and Game Boy before it, bringing a music creation tool […]

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Juice Wrld Sample Pack

This Juice Wrld sample pack is a small collection of sounds that are intended to build Trap and Hip Hop music. The sample pack consists of carefully prepared drum samples including 808s, kicks, snares, claps, hats, and more! You also get melody loops in this pack which were meticulously made to authentically emulate that lush and melodic style …

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Explore the visual wonders of TouchDesigner: Summit, free workshop video

Few software tools have proved as expressive in generative visuals or audiovisual performance as TouchDesigner. Get introduced to its AV powers in a new, free video – or if you can make it Montreal, get the full experience live. TouchDesigner is a dataflow tool – a graphical, patchable development environment – uniquely suited to squeezing […]

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FL Studio 20.5 adds free FLEX, a surprisingly powerful preset synth

So, I hear you like tuned 808s. And strings. And pianos. And wavetables. And FM. And filters. And… okay, let’s just put all of those in one synth but make everything a preset. Meet FL Studio 20.5. The folks at Image Line are always full of surprises – somehow their always-free-upgrades churn out more and […]

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Software Round-up: Free Piano Plugins

Need a proper virtual piano and need it fast? Here are five of the key players rated and slated — and they’re all completely free BitSonic Keyzone Classic Stocked with the default ‘Keyzone’ piano, sampled Yamaha and Steinway grands, plus an electric piano and Rhodes to boot, Keyzone Classic …