The technical, the cutting edge, the old school and the downright geeky. We’re not saying who is who, but we’ve got them all in our contributing team, glued together by a love of electronic music production.
We aim to bring you a mix of articles covering the past, the present and the future of all things electronic. Technology, software, music theory, equipment, classic artists and albums, promotion tips, resources, training, concerts, events, festivals and the latest artists and releases.
From Bedroom to Professional Producers
All of us here started as ‘bedroom producers’, with affordable MIDI controllers and virtual studios.
By 1996, with improvements to home computing and plugins, Cubase had become something fairly close to the system you’d recognise today. Some of us spent far too much of the late 90s and early 00s in darkened bedrooms in front of basic computers or resoldering the circuits on broken Korgs acquired from a friend of a friend of a friend. And we loved every moment of it.
Other members of our team came into music production in the era of Logic, stringing together their blocks of MIDI data across various platforms before it finally became the apple staple in 2002, and playing ‘GarageBand’ which came free as part of the mac package at the time.
Like so many others, we now do most of our work on Ableton, developed by musicians for their own use, and the industry giant right through to the professional level. Ableton offers its ‘Ableton Live’ for a free 90-day trial period, and you’ll sometimes find free versions of the ‘Lite’ version or other offers. This helps keep the tradition of the affordable home studio alive and a continuous stream of new artists and creativity coming. And that is what makes us get up in the morning!
We’ll be sharing the best of this creativity, giving you links to the music and informative interviews with the artists that made it. We’ll also point you to the best resources to help get you started, develop your skills, and get your music heard.
We can’t wait to hear what you’re up to!