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Using Found Sounds and Samples

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It’s 2020.   Another decade has gone by, filled with music, synths, tutorial websites, YouTube channels, chart topping bedroom producers, legendary DJ sets and pretty much everything in between. We’ve seen the rise of streaming giants like Spotify, and a huge change in how music is consumed. You can now even brag to your friends about the amount of hours of music you listened to last year. In this constantly changing industry, which is now more saturated than ever (and is only going to get worse) the need for a unique perspective on your music production has never been greater. ...

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10 Tips to make you a Better Producer

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Music Production is a vast subject, with plenty of rabbit holes to fall into and get stuck in. Whether you’re a professional, or a bedroom producer, the key to success is to keep learning and keep honing your skills. You’re never going to know everything, after all.   But with this in mind, it can often be difficult to know where to start. There are seemingly millions of videos out there, how many music production magazines can you name? There are even entire books dedicated to single subjects. It’s overwhelming for sure. But today with Top Music Arts, we’re going...

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5 Sound Design Hacks

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Here at Top Music Arts, we know how important it is to get your music production right, and more than anything, we know how many factors contribute to an overall finished product that you’re happy with.  We’ve covered many areas of production, from mixing and harmony to performing live, but today we are going to give you some sound design hacks to help you in your quest to become the world’s greatest music producer! Or you know...just to improve your skills, that’s your call. So, get your notebook out, because we’ve got some great tips for you. You can use...

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Tips for Breathing Life into your Productions

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Do you ever find your productions are lacking that special quality that elevates them from an amateur track to a pro sounding mix? They may sound flat or dead to your ears, or you may just want to inject a little more pizzazz into the mix. If this sounds like a familiar situation, then stick around, because you need some electronic production tips for breathing life into your tunes!   The subtleties that go with creating electronic music that doesn’t sound rigid and robotic (unless of course you want it to sound that way) are a dark art, and it was...

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Building your own home studio

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Building your own home studio

Ever wondered how you can build your home studio from a spare room into a professional production environment? Well, don’t worry, because we’re going to take you through a guide of how to make that perfect dream studio a reality.   The importance of the environment in which you produce your music is just as important as the equipment you use. In days gone by, the idea of having a professional level recording studio in your own home seemed like a far-fetched fantasy. But thanks to the development of technology over the years, it’s now a reality achievable by many...

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