Interview: Artist – Walden

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Walden is a teenage producer from Australia who has been making a rise in the world of electronic music, thanks to his melodic house music. I put the 19 year-old on the stands to learn more about his production techniques and breakdown one of his tracks, “Ciaco”. PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE Can you tell me what of some of the most useful … Read More

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Interview: Artist – Andre Sobota/Bungle

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Given his adept mastery of progressive and tech house, Andre Sobota has been able to carve out his own sonic lane, where he reigns free of any other copy-cat producer, as his synth sounds and drum hits remain one of the most distinctive I’ve heard. When he’s not releasing music on multiple labels under his real name, he’s churning out … Read More

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Interview: Icon Collective Co-Founder – Christopher Wight

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It’s common for aspiring electronic music producers to type in something like “EDM schools” or “music production school” into a search engine, hoping to find some kind of institution that can offer them a chance to spend their otherwise dreaded schooldays learning something that they can use in their future music careers.

SamInterview: Icon Collective Co-Founder – Christopher Wight

Interview: Parrot CEO – Henri Seydoux

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Leading the world in the manufacturing of bluetooth products is Parrot, a French company with a famed focus not only on wireless car systems, but also multimedia and entertainment products, with their line of headphones, speakers, and the flying AR Drone.Yes, flying. At the head of Parrots operations for the past 20+ years is the company CEO, Henri Seydoux, whom … Read More

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Interview: Propellerhead CEO – Ernst Nathorst-Böös

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Although users of FL Studio were bound to be happy when I interviewed the CEO of Image-Line Software, I suspected that other DAW users might have become expectant of receiving similar insight into the workings of their respective software manufacturers. Rightly so, as I’m not the one to leave stones unturned. Of equal interest to me was how another acclaimed … Read More

SamInterview: Propellerhead CEO – Ernst Nathorst-Böös

Interview: Artist – Morten

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Following Steven Slate’s inaugural article, I got the chance to speak with the Danish chart topper, Morten. You may know this signee of PRMD Records for his progressive house sensibilities on tracks like “Look Closer“. Aside from house music, he’s also branched out into trap, hardstyle, and other genres, and has taken the time to share some of his studio … Read More

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Interview: Mixer – Steven Slate

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It’s been a month in the making, and admittedly a little longer than I expected, but the first few articles for our Producer’s Corner are finally coming in, and I can at last kick things off with providing some solid content for the producers out there. Here’s the first one, courtesy of Steven Slate. PART A – Mixing Regardless of … Read More

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Interview: Slate Digital + Slate Pro Audio CEO – Steven Slate

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There are 2 companies based in California that I’ve been keeping my eyes on for quite some time. They’re run by a guy who has quite some experience in the music industry, in everything from recording and mixing to engineering, hardware manufacturing, and plugins creation. He’s been pushing out a range of hardware and software products for some years now that … Read More

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Interview: Rob Papen

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The producer’s among you will be quite acquainted with the name Rob Papen. Whether you use his products or not, the breadth of his name is far-reaching in the world of music production, with hundreds of artists having spoken highly of his products, from Armin Van Buuren to Skrillex. I decided to approach this software giant, to find out some … Read More

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Interview: XLN Audio – Lars Erlandsson [Product Manager]

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Another big-name software company is up for interviewing, for all the producers out there! This time, I sat down with the Swedish VST manufacturer, XLN Audio, and got some  insight into their history and product-line, consisting of 2 main software instruments, Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys. The company’s Product Manager Lars Erlandsson, did me the honors of answering my questions. … Read More

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Interview: Utku S

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After having talked to the sample pack store, Loopmasters, about their website and products, I decided to shift my focus slightly towards the actual creators of these samples and loops. These people spend days, if not weeks, putting together the sounds which we hear in many a Beatport charter, and play a huge part in putting some of your favorite … Read More

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Interview: Loopmasters – Matt Pelling [Director]

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This is another one for all the producers out there! Following my previous interviews with software companies like Image-Line and Ohm Force, I decided to change course slightly, and focus on another important aspect of today’s electronic music production: samples and loops. I thought it a good idea to have a talk with one of the main men at the … Read More

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Interview: Ohm Force Lead Developer – Raphael Dinge

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Any producer of dance music should already be reading this first paragraph with excitement, as the name of the company in question can clearly be seen in the title above. Ohm Force is the name of the French software manufacturers that brought us everything from high-end distortion plug-ins like Ohmicide, to free filters like Frohmage, and even vintage remakes like … Read More

SamInterview: Ohm Force Lead Developer – Raphael Dinge

Interview: JustGo Music – CEO, Justin Golshir

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Whether we’re fans of electronic or a creators or it, we all want to find the most efficient way to keep abreast with artists and our favorite music. Sure, social media has come a long way in making it easy to stay updated with what’s going on, but the plethora of social media platforms that exist for different reasons can … Read More

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Interview: SOL REPUBLIC – Scott Hix

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Whether you’re a regular consumer, producer or DJ, there’s not much fun to be had if you can’t hear the music the way that you’re supposed to. So in order to gain some insight into the world of headphones, I tracked down the leaders of one of the hottest consumer headphone companies in the world: SOL REPUBLIC.

SamInterview: SOL REPUBLIC – Scott Hix