Tag: Blog

November 15, 2019 Off

Microsoft Excel Drum Machine

By Beat Production

A Microsoft Excel Drum Machine? Electronic music producer Dyllan Tallchief has recently uploaded a video of a drum machine he’s made in Microsoft Excel. It’s probably not the most user-friendly interface, but it’s fun to see the possibilities of Excel in the music world. Dyllan hasn’t actually created a sample library within the spreadsheet software, but has used it as a MIDI controller linked up to Ableton Live, which is triggering drum sounds in the sequence created in Excel. The […]

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November 15, 2019 Off

Microsoft Excel Drum Machine

By Beat Production

A Microsoft Excel Drum Machine? Electronic music producer Dyllan Tallchief has recently uploaded a video of a drum machine he’s made in Microsoft Excel. It’s probably not the most user-friendly interface, but it’s fun to see the possibilities of Excel in the music world. Dyllan hasn’t actually created a sample library within the spreadsheet software, but has used it as a MIDI controller linked up to Ableton Live, which is triggering drum sounds in the sequence created in Excel. The […]

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November 11, 2019 Off

Black Friday Producer Deals

By Beat Production

Black Friday is around the corner! Each year there’s thousands of deals for musicians – especially in the software world! The amount of Black Friday Producer Deals can be overwhelming, so let us help you sift through the offers and handpick the best deals on the best gear this year. We’ll give you all you need to know whether you finally want to go out of the box and pick up a hardware synth and sampler or simply pick up some […]

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October 29, 2019 Off

Halloween Deals For Music Producers

By Beat Production

With everyone is awaiting Black Friday, don’t skip the Halloween deals for music producers that you can already grab! Here’s a list of the best freebies and discounts on music production software Halloween this year. We organised it into three sections: free downloads, VST deals, and sounds deals. Enjoy! Free Downloads SynthMaster Player is FREE to download until November 1st. Quadravox Harmonizer by Eventide is FREE until October 29th. e-instruments eBass for Studio One is FREE until November 22nd. Harrison Consoles AVA […]

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October 24, 2019 Off

Type Beats

By Beat Production

Type beats changed the hip-hop landscape. Suddenly any young rappers can have unimaginable worlds of sound accessible to him. But can newcomers really compete with established artists like this? The type beat is already an integral part of the industry, but what that means exactly is still unclear. Old Town Road by Lil Nas was arguably the biggest hit of the year and it would be like a small sensation, if that changes until the end of the year. The […]

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March 26, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Studio: Europe Revamps Its Copyright Laws

By Mike Levine

I don’t generally get to use the phrase “Here’s some breaking news,” in this space, but, well, here’s some breaking news. Today in Brussels, the EU parliament passed The European Union Directive on Copyright, a new law that includes a number of provisions to protect content creators. A great deal …

March 19, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Live: Sonic Limitations

By Steve La Cerra

I don’t like surprises, at least not while I’m working. I think a lot of engineers feel that way, and that’s part of the reason we do soundchecks (though a friend of mine feels that soundchecks are for the faint of heart). That’s why I was a little aggravated a few weeks ago while doing a …

March 8, 2019 Off

Do You Know Who’s Reading Your Music Blog?

By Music Think Tank

Guest post by James Shotwell. This article originally appeared on Haulix
Building and retaining your audience begins with understanding who is clicking on your site.
Search the name of virtually any artist or group on social media, and you are bound to…

March 6, 2019 Off

The TEC Awards and Leslie Ann Jones

By Tom Kenny

I will always have a soft spot for the TEC Awards. They’re now the NAMM TEC Awards, and they’ve grown in size, stature and production values since the NAMM Foundation acquired the show from the TEC Foundation (and Mix magazine) a few years back. NAMM has done a fantastic job in expanding the event, …

March 5, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Live: A Tale of Two P.A.s (In the Same Room)

By Steve La Cerra

February 27, 2019: Tonight I’m working the O2 Institute in Birmingham, England. Originally constructed in the early 1900s as a Methodist congregational chapel, the building was bought by the city of Birmingham in 1955 and used as a civic hall. It later became a live performance venue and has since …