Ready to dive into Sounds To Sample’s latest pack, Dot’s Martini Lounge? It comes from producer, sound designer, film composer and Logic Pro software specialist Dot Bustelo, who not only makes chill-out music as Perfect Project with vocalist Cica, but has even penned a pair of Amazon best-sellers about Logic Pro. Grab the pack here, and check out what Bustelo has to say about it below.
Whether you’re a first-time producer or years into your career, even seasoned pros will tell you that there’s always something new to learn. So we’re excited to bring you a series of studio tips and tricks in collaboration with four awesome online production schools: Dubspot, Point Blank, Berklee School of Music, and Pyramind. Today we team up with Dubspot to show you how to create your favorite trap and techno sounds, with tips on everything from building instrument racks to crafting unique basslines. We’ve also selected some nice sounds packs to go along with the videos and to keep the inspiration flowing.
Dave Smith Instruments will forever fly the flag for analog synthesis. Not only did the company’s namesake help push the technological innovation into the mainstream decades ago, but he continues to make incredible synthesizers—like the one we’re giving away today: the monophonic analog Mopho synthesizer keyboard. All you’ve got to do is purchase one Sounds pack, and you’ll be automatically entered to win this amazing piece of hardware.
Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom™) has been a significant player in the world of electronic music for the past 25 years, yet he remains somewhat of an enigma among the general electronic-music-listening public. This is partly due to him employing well over 50 different aliases, over hundreds of releases, over multiple genres (some of which he single-handedly invented). But in the industry, he is a producer’s producers—one whom others look to with admiration and inspiration. His repertoire spans quite a range, from unconventional sonic experimentation and sound design to more commercially accessible productions under his LB and Senor Coconut monikers. His mode is to ignore what is generally deemed “acceptable,” and simply produce listening experiences that stand out from the crowd. And this attitude and approach to music production couldn’t be better reflected than it is with his exclusive-to-Beatport Sounds to Sample pack, released today. For example, he’s taken a particularly creative approach to naming his loops’ time signatures, calling them Shuffled, Straight, and Weird Clocks, rather than the usual beat/bar or BPM format.
British producer Ian Boddy emerged from the post-Tangerine Dream/kosmische music generation, but has sustained his role in electronic music for more than three decades now. An early champion of analog synthesis and tape manipulation, the DiN label head’s 50-plus range in sound from melodic neo-classicism and soundscapes to ambient and electronica.
Over the last two years, Boddy has created multiple sample packs for Beatport Sounds. His latest entry, Analogue Workshop Volume 1: Distortion & Feedback, focuses, as its title suggests, on feedback and distortion loops. And with 300 loops of subtle rhythm effects to add limitless dynamic to your studio productions, Boddy’s wealth of knowledge in sound design is on full display here.
Here he tells us about his love for all things analog and embracing new forms of synthesis.
Today, and for just today, November 26th, we’re happy to announce that we’re offering 25% off everything in the Beatport store, plus grab selected Sounds packs at a huge discount.
That means, for these 24 hours, take 25% off all purchases at Beatport.com and download a host of select Beatport Sounds sample packs for just $4.99, including Victor Calderone & Mike Frade Tech House 1, Progressive Electro Essentials, Future Sound of Swedish House, and tons more.
We had a number of spooky sample and preset packs come through our doors this Halloween, but none caught our attention like the new release from Blastwave FX, Zombie Apocalypse.
So maybe you’re not ready to craft next year’s Halloween anthem just yet—but heck, there’s always the dark winter right around the corner ahead, and we’re certain Zombie Apocalypse is the sample pack for all your creepy-track needs. Check out how the guys and gals at Blastwave FX (the label and distribution arm of the Detroit Chop Shop sound-design lab) created the pack in the four mini-documentary videos after the jump.
We knew it was only a matter of time before Bulgarian latenight champ PHM (aka Petar Filipov) popped on the pack-production hat and unleashed his driving techno sounds and secrets to the world. At only 23 years old, PHM already has a staggering catalog to his name with remixes and originals spanning as many labels and styles as some veterans in the techno scene. Fortunately for us, PHM was able to take a moment to answer some quick questions in this drill-down about his new Dark and Minimal Vol. 2 pack and production methods.