Akai return to mobile with iMPC’s powerful, beatmaking sequel

Akai Professional have been making digital music creation quality at an affordable price for years and the follow up to their brilliant beat-making app takes that power on the road. There are innumerable music making…

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,…

Groundbreaking deal licenses remixes on SoundCloud

Remixes will start making money on SoundCloud totally legally with a massive new deal between them and Dubset clearing licenses. SoundCloud has made a name as the online home for creators, producers, DJs, remixers and…

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…

Creative ways to make the most of your samples

Samples give new life to your mixes, you can transform samples into completely new sounds and use them like their own instrument. Here’s some inspiration for getting more out of your sampling. Each section has…

MIT invent AI that extracts each instrument from songs

It could be a dream for music sampling as MIT reveal their new tech capable of finding and editing individual instruments from tracks. When a track is recorded, all of it’s different elements, sounds and…

WhoSampled now listens to your music to give you it’s ‘DNA’

Music lovers know the joy of finding out crazy facts about your fave tracks or the inspirations that allowed them to happen – WhoSampled’s app takes you deeper than ever with new features. WhoSampled have…

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…

How to protect your music and understand copyright laws

Music copyrights can seem like a confusing and dangerous system but with a basic understanding you can keep yourself safe whilst protecting your own music. The music industry is imbued with copyright laws at every…

The 100 most sampled tracks in music history

Sampling music is an art-form in it’s own right and it’s everywhere nowadays. This Spotify playlist¬†features all of the most used songs in sampling history. Samples are used everywhere in music today: in Hip-Hop, dance…