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As a music technology teacher it’s often useful to go through a track in its entirety as a case study. Normally using your own music makes the most sense as you have access to all the stems and have prior knowledge of the sound design, chord progression choices, where samples are taken from etc.  Continue reading...

It’s been called the most important six second drum loop, it’s virtually spawned an entire genre, it’s subject to much debate in all corners of the internet from the legal ins-and-outs to how best to chop it up.  Continue reading...

The Fat of the Land was the Prodigy’s third album, and a huge commercial success. Released in 1997, I still remember buying it on cassette and taking it home to listen to for the first time (there were no leaks or previews in those days!)  Continue reading...

Sampling is such a given in modern music that we probably don’t give it much thought these days –  lifting a musical loop, breakbeat or even spoken word sample from someone else’s record is almost second nature to producers and has been commonplace since the explosion of sampling in the early 1980s.  Continue reading...

Spectral analysers are bundled with most top DAWs now. This often overlooked metering tool is key to achieving the best possible sound you can. Of course, a visual representation of your music is substitute for your ears and trusted monitoring systems but using it conjunction with these can iron out frequencies that are letting your mix down and might go undetected.  Continue reading...