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Four Ways To Write an Impactful Verse

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Hard Truths: Your Ideas Aren’t as New as You Think

Innovation is impossible to generate on command. Even when a new development…


Free Recording Software: Get Tools to Make Music for Free

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Staff Picks: 8 LANDR Distribution Artists We Loved in August

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7 Common Chord Progressions You’ll Instantly Recognize

Chord progressions are the skeleton that give your songs their basic outline.…


Make orbits of planets and moons into music, with a VCV Rack module and an upcoming synth

In the early days of analog synthesis, you had to just turn knobs really…


New KORG volca sample adds USB file loading, per-part groove, pattern chaining, more

The KORG volca sample was always a compact, hands-on, grungy little wonder box.…


Major Scales: How to Use the Most Important Music Scale

Major scales are an essential building block of all western music. It’s…


Minimalism in Music: Why Less is More in Today’s Pop Tracks

Remember how blown away the industry was by the success of Lorde’s…