Extended Chords for Piano, Keyboard and Rhodes – MIDI Loops for VST

Dominant 7th, minor 11th, major 9th – whether you know them by name or not, these and so many other extended chords are at the heart of some of the most popular and contemporary forms of music today. Whether they are used in neo-soul, R&B, hip-hop, funk or pop, extended chords provide music with a… Continue reading Extended Chords for Piano, Keyboard and Rhodes – MIDI Loops for VST

Three Ways to Effectively Use the Stereo Field When Mixing

Three Ways to Effectively Use the Stereo Field When Mixing By the 1960s, stereo records were being mass produced and mono recordings had fell by the wayside. This meant that rather than all recorded sounds coming from both speakers, producers could now work with a stereo image and decide where sounds were positioned in the… Continue reading Three Ways to Effectively Use the Stereo Field When Mixing

Five Ways to Make Samples Unique

Samples are an integral part of modern music production whether they are used as the basis for a track, or as layering tools mixed in with live performances. For a producer to stand out, it is important that their samples are used in interesting ways, and that they have a unique sound associated with their… Continue reading Five Ways to Make Samples Unique