Charli XCX's viral Boiler Room set, Essential chord progressions, Salt Cathedral artist spotlight

Charli XCX's viral Boiler Room set, Essential chord progressions, Salt Cathedral artist spotlight

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

NUSofting's new FREE effects plugin, Sosir Freeze-Delay, freezes and delays the input signal of a pluck-style sound, creating sustained bowed sounds. The virtual bow, the part of the plugin that freezes the input signal, and a delay line joined to an LFO with feedback and modulation settings are two stages of the plugin's processing. The video above shows how this plugin can turn a guitar riff into a beautiful, ethereal soundscape. Read more about this plugin here and download it for FREE!

Production Sauce 🎵

Nick Chen, an NYC-based producer, demonstrates 7 chord progressions that are simple but, when arranged well, make some great beats!! Check out this Splice video here!

News You Should Hear About ⚠️

Charli XCX brought all the clubbers out for an exclusive Boiler Room PARTYGIRL set last week. The Bushwick event, teasing her upcoming album "BRAT", secured over 25K RSVP's and included appearances by author, fashion mogul and model Julia Fox and influencer it-girl Addison Rae.

While not all the Bushwick baddies could secure tickets, the ones who did will surely be posting blurry pics from the night for the foreseeable future.

The Boiler Room World Tour is anticipated to continue headlining some of the top DJs in the industry, with shows set in Tokyo, Lagos, Mumbai, Bogata, and more this year.


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♬ Jungle - Fred again..

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

Some of your favorite songs exist because of happy accidents during the writing process, especially your favorite parts of those songs! Fred Again demonstrates how his bassline for Jungle, released in 2022, came from connecting a dodgy cable to an audio interface! Happy accidents can be a great source of inspiration and direction; if you don't experience them often, maybe try incorporating more improvisational methods into your productions! Here's a small list of other famous songs that started from happy accidents.

Artists We Love 🎤

From Bogotá, Colombia, Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada together form Salt Cathedral. Their music wonderfully blends sounds from different cultures, creating this vibrant and angelic genre-defying music that will have you dancing or lying in a field. Their sophomore album, Before It's Gone, will be released on March 22nd! Check out our favorite songs, "Holy Soul," "Always There When I Need You," and "Terminal Woes," on Spotify and Apple Music.

What's Happening at 343?

Tsolbeats is hosting a community feedback session next Thursday, March 7th, at 343 Labs! Community Feedback Sessions are for NYC producers of all skill levels and genres to share their music and get feedback from peers. The event is also a great way to meet like-minded producers, hear new and exciting music, and hang out in a casual setting at 343 Labs NYC. RSVP here!

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