The benefits and risks of using a reference track when mixing

In the group I run on Facebook when we discuss using a reference track when mixing, I often ask people what sort of tracks they have been using as a reference—I ask so regularly that people find my predictability funny. There are so many reasons why I encourage people to...

On Going DAWless

Dawlessness (a word I have just coined) seems to be something that people are quite passionate about at the moment,...

Creating tension in music

Electronic music—oriented for dance-floors—mainly relies on the use of tension to create excitement. I was recently asked how I personally...

Is sampling wrong?

Sampling in electronic music involves two main types: using another person's idea (e.g. using a harpist's melody for your deep...

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