The clock strikes midnight. You’ve haven’t gotten up for 3 days working on this mix. Or at least that’s what it feels like. You’re up to your ears in EQs and compressors and come to a startling conclusion: “I don’t know what this sounds like anymore.” Your reference for balance is skewed. You can’t tell if what you’re doing is … Read More
Hey. 👋 I will mainly be talking about my personal experience throughout this article, but will also include advice from some of our own artists at Heroic and more. “Okay, but who the heck are you and why should I listen to you?” So a little about me then… I want to start off by saying that I am not … Read More
Collaborations. There’s something about that word that’s so intrinsic and unique to electronic music and the culture. You don’t often see rock musicians or heavy metal bands teaming up on tracks. But in electronic music? It happens all the time. Whether it’s Porter Robinson & Madeon working out of a professional studio or two regular bedroom producers working thousands of … Read More
It’s the age of social media and everybody knows it. Right now it’s by far the best way to market your music while engaging with your fans. Like we outlined in previous articles, growing your social media quickly is paramount to your success as an artist. But, keep in mind you’re competing with thousands of other artists that are trying to do … Read More
The Good, The Bad, and the Nasty Distortion, when unwanted, is the bane of the producer or engineer. It can destroy the way something sounds, and mask other elements by distracting the listener or introducing conflicting frequencies. When used intentionally, however, it can be a useful tool to give your mix some extra life. In this article, I’ll be touching … Read More
Ever mixed a track where all music elements sound great individually, but when listening to them all together things just seem not to fit with each other? I’ve been there many times myself. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to create room for each element, and make your mix sound harmonious and beautiful as a whole. … Read More
Many of the biggest electronic music stars rose to fame because of remixing. By picking the right tracks, they were able to piggyback on the popularity of new hits or renowned classics, creating a platform for their future original releases. To remix successfully, you need to pick the right record, get the timing right, acquire the rights and add something special to the original. And when your trajectory is on the up, you need to learn to combine it with releasing originals. In this article we’ll show you how to do all of it.
To be honest, I was hesitant about posting this article. As far as I know, this hack is something I came up with – and I’m proud of it! I wasn’t crazy about sharing this secret with the internet and the masses of other music producers out there (there’s a lot of us). It’s competitive enough already. But, I came … Read More
A month ago, Jeffrey and I had the pleasure of attending Amsterdam Dance Event, the flagship conference for the electronic music industry. A bustling week where influencers and power players from around the globe come together to do business, host showcases and put faces to the names they so regularly email.