Easily find the BPM of every song with this simple website

Our ears can betray us and not all of us have a perfect ear for timing, so when it comes to working out BPMs this site has you covered. There are many reasons why you…

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…

5 scary sample packs free for Halloween

The spooky season is here! It’s time to drape your keyboards with cobwebs and mix some horror into your beats. We’ve brought together 5 unbeatable sample packs full of ghastly sounds sure to send shivers…

Sampling every song on Tyler, the Creator’s Igor in 1 beat (Video)

Can an entire album be sampled into 1 beat? Find out in this video taking elements from every song on Tyler, the Creator’s new album Igor.

Win a sampling license for the most sampled track of all time

It’s probably not a surprise that a song about Impeaching the President has come back into relevance. But its sampling credits are where it really shines. In 1973 The Honey Drippers dropped one of the…

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….

Maschine’s integration with Sounds.com brings millions of samples into your workflow

Native Instruments’ Maschine software just became an even better package for producers with loads of samples and sounds available through their new partnership. Sounds.com is one of the largest royalty-free, curated site of sounds and…

Arcade is a synthesizer, looper, sample store and more all in one

Expand your workflow in style with the massive and brilliant virtual instrument and sampler that is Arcade. Arcade calls itself a ‘playable loop synthesizer’ but what it offers is much more than that. It’s a…

The 5 best DAWs in 2019

Everyone has a favourite for different reasons. Whether you’re recording live instruments, producing tracks from scratch, mixing pieces together or editing the last bits of a track in a mixdown – these are the 5…