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Contests

Be entered to win an Arturia SparkLE drum machine when you purchase a sound pack

By Beatport News Editors
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The SparkLE is a state-of-the-art hybrid instrument from Arturia that will take your beat creation to new heights. By combining the sounds, workflow, and creative tools in the Spark Engine software with the high-quality SparkLE controller, Arturia has delivered the ultimate beat-making workhorse. And now, you can add this amazing piece of leading-edge hardware to your production arsenal. It’s so easy. Just purchase a sound pack before October 1 and you’ll be automatically entered to win.

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Back to the Studio Sounds Sale—new packs 30% off each week

By Beatport News Editors
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It may still be hot outside, but as the summer winds down, it’s time to head back to the studio to craft the tracks that will keep dancefloors moving all through the fall and winter. New sound packs will be 30% off each week, so head over to beatport.com/sale and get started with the hottest techno packs from Waveform, Audentity, Riemann Kollektion, and S2S Presents.

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Save on Sounds—$7 for 7 days

By Beatport News Editors
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That’s right—just like our recent album sale, you can now save big on Sounds packs from across the spectrum of styles. Ready to personalize your next set with new samples, effects, and loops? Then grab select sample packs for $7 USD each for the next seven days right here.

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Dot Bustelo drops Sounds To Sample's latest chill-out pack, Dot's Martini Lounge

By Steven Dermody
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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.

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Production Tips

Dubspot Presents How to Create Electronic Music: From Trap to Techno

By Beatport News Editors
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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.

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Buy a Sounds pack and be entered to win a Dave Smith Instruments Mopho synthesizer

By Ken Taylor
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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.

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To celebrate his new Sounds pack, we explore the many guises of Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom™)

By Steven Dermody
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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.

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