Ninth Floor Drops “Mistakes” – The 1st Release For Gameroom Records

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A few weeks back, we told you about Black Hole Recordings new sub-label, Gameroom Records. Well today, we have their 1st official release titled “Mistakes” by Finnish DJ Ninth Floor. “Mistakes” is a future house bop that packs all the punch of a sure fire dance floor anthem. From club horns to wubs, “Mistakes” gets the

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Troyboi Releases New Track ‘Frustrated’

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It’s been a little while since we’ve heard new music from Troyboi. Earlier this year he released his EP V!BEZ and today, he finally graced us with a new track titled ‘Frustrated’. The track features American vocalist Destiny who gives the bouncy track an R&B feel along with Troyboi’s signature bouncy sound. Troyboi’s sound can

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San Holo Takes Us Behind the Scenes of album1

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The creative process of making an album is one of the most interesting and versatile things each artist has. Every artist is different in how they write songs, do collaborations, and more. San Holo takes us behind the scenes of the making of his new album in his series on YouTube. In each part of the

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Spotify Direct Distribution and What This Means To Artists

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On September 20, Spotify made a surprise announcement that will now allow indie artists to bypass music distributors such as CD Baby, TuneCore, and Stem to upload their songs directly to the platform. The new upload feature will be available via the Spotify For Artists section of the website where 200,000 artists are currently on.

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Armin van Burren and W&W Tease New Collaboration

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Both Armin van Burren and W&W are known as festival track Gods. Now, they are teaming up to bring even bigger and more mind-blowing sounds to us. Having worked together before on “If It Ain’t Dutch” and “D# Fat”, we can’t wait to see what this collaboration will bring. If it’s anything like their last

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How Odesza Pulled Off Their Amazing Coachella Performance

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Coachella is the place where all artists become as extra as possible. One artist that did not hold back was Odesza. From the stage design to extra visuals in the actual sky, we were transported to another world with this performance. With their stunning visuals and dreamy music, Odesza always puts on a memorable show.

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Mixcder E7 Headphones Review: Great Bang For Your Buck

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In our everlasting quest of finding the perfect pair of headphones, we ran across a pair of headphones that promised Active Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth, 20-hour battery life, & mic abilities all for under $75, I had to give them a try.  Mixcder E7 Headphones  Right out of the box,  I was amazed by the quality

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Audeara A-01 Headphones Deliver A Perfect Sound Tailored Just For You

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I’m a big fan of over the ear headphones, so when I received a pair of Audeara A-01 headphones I was ready to hop in and give them a full blown test ride. The Audeara A-01’s are a pair of headphones that got their start on Kickstarter by receiving over $450,000 dollars pledged to the campaign. “The world’s first

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Producer Sessions 001: Converse Sample Library

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Producer sessions

Sample Sessions is a series from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter light on the producer community. Each volume will guide producers towards some of the freshest sample packs, plugins, FX, and presets out there.

This week, Splice released the Converse Sample Library, which is a collection of high-quality sounds recorded during 50+ studio sessions at Converse Rubber Tracks studios with industry leading artists such as Com Truise, Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), Soul Clap, Machinedrum, Ryan Hemsworth, members of the Tonight Show Band, and many more.

The pack contains a lot of authentic, live sounds from electronic, jazz, alternative rock, and various percussion recording sessions, great for melody inspiration, ambiance, and a real drum vibe. There are specialty packs for horns, violin, guitar, bass, piano, keys, flute, sax, and plenty of analog synths.

On the vocal side of things, there’s soul, R&B, gospel, funk, blues, indie, rock, and even talkbox funk. Sounds from Australian rock to Ethiopian music make it in this eclectic bundle of sounds from all over the world. For those looking to liven up their audio, using royalty-free samples from professionals isn’t a bad start.

The video below is the creation story of Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry.” It’s about how her producer, Oak Felder, made the main chord progression from an 808 off Splice’s Lex Lugar kit. Click HERE to start a 14-day free trial and start producing like the pros.

Background

A serious producer should have an extensive audio library, filled with a variety of organized samples. More and more companies like Splice are filling that need. These days, a subscription to Splice is a no-brainer for producers at any level. For $7.99 a month, Splice gives producers access to their entire 2 million + library of high-quality samples, loops, FX, and presets. At that price, producers get 100 credits per month to explore Splice’s massive library, save sounds they like, and download-to-own at a rate of 1 sample per credit.

Producers at the highest levels use Splice to find inspiration because it’s so easy with their massive library and quality partnerships. Some of the most popular sound designers have contributed to Splices’ library, including exclusive packs from KSHMR, Sonny Digital, deadmau5, Amon Tobin, Zaytoven, KRANE, Lex Lugar and more.

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