Be A Pioneer, Stop Making DJ Mixes

Rain Robinson
September 15th, 2017

Contents1 What are DJ mixes even?2 DJing and producing – synonymous or not?3 The old-school and the new school3.1 The old school3.2 The new school4 The how is really the when5 Good music trumps all What are DJ mixes even? There are plenty of semantics within this debate so before we even kick this off let’s iron out these terms … Read More

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How to Streamline Your Workflow: Production Habits & Tips

Griffin Brown
August 24th, 2017

Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in the day. As nice as having more would be, we have to make do with the 24 we have. And with sleeping, eating, and other necessary tasks taking so much of the day, we may be left with limited time to work on music. If that’s not the case for you, consider me … Read More

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Audio Lingo 101 & How to Deal with Everyone’s Feedback

Griffin Brown
June 14th, 2017

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

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Time Management For Producers: 6 Tips On Working Like A Pro

Joey Tuholski
June 15th, 2017

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

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Collab bro? The art of strategic partnership for mutual growth

Jeffrey Yau & Ruth Jiang
May 3rd, 2017

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

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The Ultimate & Definitive Guide to Distortion

Griffin Brown
April 10th, 2017

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

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The Producer’s Guide To Remixing: how to pick tracks, get the rights and still release original music

Budi, Jeffrey & Ruth
March 10th, 2017

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.

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