Long Reads

Focus On Community & Clubbing Will Be Just Fine

What does a turbulent economy spell for party people and how exactly can nightlife culture survive the cost of living…

The Big Short: How Much Longer Will The Chip Shortage Persist?

The global chip shortage is behind all kinds of woes for the synthesizer and drum machine market, from release date delays to bankruptcies. We find out exactly what’s behind the shortage, who it’s affecting and how long it will last.

Waves Nx: Ocean Way Nashville – Listening In 3D

We look at the science behind Waves’ new 3D audio plugin, Nx: Ocean Way Nashville.

The Revolution Will Be Digitised: 25 Years Of The MP3

The 14th July 2020 is the 25th birthday of the MP3. We spoke with artist and curator Dr John Kannenberg…

How Ram Records, SSL & Guildhall School Pulled Off A “Rave In A Concert Hall”

Think of RAM Records and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama is possibly the last thing that may spring…

Is This The Future Of Vinyl Manufacturing?

Can a Dutch company, Green Vinyl Records, without using natural gas, reduce the environmental impact associated with vinyl manufacturing?…

Will Soundful Be A Friend or Foe For Producers?

Can Soundful, a human aided AI music platform, fulfil the demand for music within the creator community?…

Why Is SoundCloud Laying Off Staff?

As the legendary indie platform makes its first layoffs since 2017, what’s the driving force behind the decision?…

GPU Audio Is Powering Plugins With Your Graphics Card. Is It Time To Finally Say Goodbye To Latency?

Constantly maxing out your CPU? GPU Audio is hoping to leverage your graphics card to speed up music production processing.

A Service For Electronic Labels and Musicians: Move Music Distribution 

What is music distribution? What does it cost? Do I need it? How do I go about it? There are…

Sun Shower: Larry Levan and the J-Pop Remix

The story of how DJ legend Larry Levan came to remix an obscure J-pop song and what happened after.

How Prevalent Is Ageism In Dance Music?

We spoke with Fabio, Anja Schneider and I:Robots about the reality of getting old working in dance music.…

Aslice: Can An Altruistic DJ Payment Program Work?

Aslice is a software-based service, founded by DVS1, that asks DJs to share their earnings with the artists in…

Ten Of The Best Jazz Samples In House And Techno

International Jazz Day is a global event that sees countless gigs and parties held in celebration of the ground-breaking…

“Streaming Saved The Industry”: Why Artists Use Spotify

In the fourth instalment of our investigation into streaming, we speak with a producer and label boss who are perfectly…

Does Hardware Really Sound Better?

Which sounds better, hardware or software? We made the same song using hardware and software to help you decide for yourself.

Is Dance Music About To Change Its Tune?

Artists and manufacturers are working to explode the piano roll as we know it. There are more than 12 notes…

“I Removed My Music From Spotify”- Why Artists Are Stepping Away Part 3

In the third part of our investigation into streaming, we speak with three more artists who are no longer putting…

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