Splice may be developing music making apps

Sample, loop, preset, plugin and DAW project sharing site Splice have recently acquired Superpowered, a company that helps developers build audio functionality into apps. Subscription based service Splice has been a favourite for producers sharing…

Apple’s HUGE new update for Logic is packed with music production tools and out now

Apple have unveiled the biggest update for the music production DAW since Logic Pro X 7 years ago. Apple’s DAW is one of the top choices for music recording and production and a favourite for…

Sampling culture: How has it evolved and how much of modern music uses samples?

Sampling has developed as an art-form in itself and laces genres and artists through evolving patchworks of music; but when the paintbrush is sodden in legal and ethical questions how does it prevail and where…

Create whole new sound designs from your existing sample library

Soundweaver is a new software that designs new sounds to create from using the samples you already own and have. A world of additional possibility is lying in wait within your existing folders music and…

Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit….

The first music from Mars is out of this world… literally!

Andrew Huang is back at it with another awesome video that breaks new ground for music. This time he has left the atmosphere to create a new track using real sounds from Mars. If you…

The best sites for free samples and loops to download

Loops and samples are a producers best friend, providing endless opportunities to use and rework unique sounds, melodies and rhythms into a new surrounding. But quality samples are hard to find without denting your wallet,…

Mix it up with 275 free retro drum machine samples

SampleRadar are back with an awesome bundle filled with great sounding samples that will spice up your mix and it’s totally free to download. There’s a great new pack out on MusicRadar’s awesome sample site…

Get 16,000 of the BBC’s sound effect samples for free

As you can imagine the BBC have a massive collection of sound effects for use in all of their shows, now they’re free for you to download and do anything you like with. The BBC…

8 of the best and most popular Hip-Hop sample packs

Hip-Hop and R&B is now the most popular genre in the world, here are some of the greatest sounds that are making the hits of this generation. Last year Hip-Hop/R&B overtook rock as the most…