Studio Tool You Need 🎹
Efx Refract by Arturia is a multi-effect with a unison-based architecture that gives you a rich, phasing chorus-like sound. It is available for FREE only until January 4th, and it will cost $99 afterward. Check it out here!
Production Sauce 🎵
Synthhacker demos some cool delay tricks inspired by Flume’s track “Hyperreal." First, he sets up some synth midi to the beat, and then he uses Ableton’s filter delay to create panned delays at various frequencies. Lastly, he perfects it with a max for live LFO to add variation in the delay times. Check it out here!
News Story You Should Hear About ⚠️
RouteNote is a UK-based digital music distribution, licensing, and publishing company. They offer a very simple and free way to distribute music to streaming platforms, a great option for many artists new to their careers! Check them out here.
An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫
Sona.stream, launched by DJ and producer TOKiMONSTA, is a Web3-based music platform that allows listeners to invest in SONAs or "digital twins" of tracks. A free platform with no ads or subscriptions, artists are allowed to auction off SONAs for 24 hours. As big fans of TOKiMONSTA, we're excited about this new platform! Check out more about it here.
Artists We Love 🎤
An uptempo rap artist from Philly, Lay Bankz has capitalized on the rise of East Coast rap and high-energy dance music through her fusion of the genres. With undeniable rhyming talent and energetic instrumentals, her singles "Ick" and "Na Na Na" have earned millions of streams across platforms, partially due to the artist's popularity on TikTok. At only 19 years old, Lay Bankz is sure to make waves in the industry for years to come. In the mood to dance? Check her out on Spotify and Apple Music.
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