Studio & Production
Max Martin and his Melodic Math Formula

Max Martin and his Melodic Math Formula

If you haven't heard of Max Martin before, you will be very surprised to see the number of famous songs he co-wrote and co-produced. From Britney Spears' signature hit ...Baby One More Time to Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl and Taylor Swift's Shake It Off, Max Martin has co-written more than twenty Billboard Hot 100 ...

Will We Ever Run Out of New Music and Melodies?

Will We Ever Run Out of New Music and Melodies?

It's quite natural to wonder whether we will eventually run out of new music, particularly because giant music platforms, such as Spotify, already feature more than 50 million songs in their catalog. At some point in our history, will all the possible combinations already have been recorded, leaving us without any ...

The 11 Best Music Key Finder Websites, VST Plugins & Apps
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The 11 Best Music Key Finder Websites, VST Plugins & Apps

Today there are easy and reliable ways to find the key of any song. There are different websites, apps, and VST plugins, each with differing levels of accuracy. These have a lot of uses in all kinds of music. If you are a DJ, you’ll want to mix your songs in a key. Thus, you’re going to want to have some precise and ...

What is a Middle 8?

What is a Middle 8?

The middle 8 is a song section that usually lasts between 8 and 13 bars. It is often situated after the second chorus and before the last one. It can involve an instrumental solo or a lead vocal part with changed lyrics and mood. In this article, we're going to explain this commonly misunderstood song section in ...

The 5 Best Budget Studio Monitors for Home Studios (2021)

The 5 Best Budget Studio Monitors for Home Studios (2021)

Studio monitors should be at the top of your list when setting up your music studio. You need to be able to hear your music properly in order to make the correct production and mixing decisions. In this article, we’re going to show you 5 of the best budget studio monitors currently available. Of course, this is not a ...

10 Great Plugins for Vocals (VST, AU, AAX)

10 Great Plugins for Vocals (VST, AU, AAX)

Vocals are a vital part of music production for most genres of music. Plugins help to tune vocals to the correct pitch, as well as process them in creative ways that work great for your style of music. Many of these plugins work differently, and it's great to have a few of them in your toolkit to work in different ...

The 8 Best USB Mixers for Music and Podcasting

The 8 Best USB Mixers for Music and Podcasting

With the rise of the cheap equipment and with the power of computers growing steadily, it's easier than ever to record music and podcasts. USB mixers make this even easier. Because there’s such a high demand for both music and podcasting, and since we’re all locked up in our houses anyway with nothing to do, we’re ...

The 7 Best Control Surfaces for Logic Pro X (2021)

The 7 Best Control Surfaces for Logic Pro X (2021)

Using a control surface with Logic Pro X is a great way to supercharge your workflow and creativity. These are a great way to interact and control functions of your DAW in a way that feels much more like using analog gear and electronic instruments. Logic Pro X is jam-packed with amazing features and stock plug-ins. ...

The 10 Best Music Writing Software Programs

The 10 Best Music Writing Software Programs

Music writing software has made the composition process a lot easier, as it allows you to digitally create, edit, and print sheet music with great ease. Music writing requires great attention to detail and understanding of musical intricacies. However, music writing software can at least speed up the process! Here ...

10 Great iPad/iPhone MIDI Controller Apps (iOS)

10 Great iPad/iPhone MIDI Controller Apps (iOS)

MIDI hardware devices can be quite an investment. They also don't offer flexible control surfaces and layouts. That's where MIDI Controller apps for iPads and iPhones shine. In case you are looking for something different, here are two related articles: How to Connect a MIDI Controllers to Your iPad 6 Great ...

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