June is Black Music Month, Output AI generator, Jaime xx announces new album

June is Black Music Month, Output AI generator, Jaime xx announces new album

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

Output's Pack Generator is an AI tool that generates custom sample packs based on your text prompts. Describe your sound in terms of mood, genre, or artist influences, and the Pack Generator will craft a personalized pack for you. The service is completely free of charge, and the best thing is that this tool comes with exceptional sound quality. Check it out!

Production Sauce 🎵

343’s Dane Morris uses an 808 to complete a melodic bassline. He chooses a stable sample that doesn’t have any pitch bend; then, he tunes it to follow the chords. The kick pattern establishes the right rhythm for the 808s and reminds us of his hip-hop-infused style. Typically, he adjusts the attack and decay of each sample to best emphasize the beat. Great Dane pumps up the saturation and sculpts the highs and lows with EQ. Lastly, he adds erosion with some noise for extra presence. Check it out here!

News You Should Hear About ⚠️

June is Black Music Month!

The celebration dates back to 1979, making this year the 45th annual commemoration. Founded by Kenny Gamble of the Black Music Association and signed into law by former President Jimmy Carter, the movement was a pivotal recognition of Black art in America's post-Jim Crow era.

Looking to celebrate?

  • Not sure where to start? Check out this genre primer by the National Museum of African History and Culture. Listening to Black music is an easy and effective way to celebrate and uplift Black artists.
  • June is also New York Music Month; you can check out local overlapping events here.
  • Billboard has put together a list of industry-wide events this month hosted by SiriusXM, ASCAP, Motown Records, and more – check them out here.

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

Muso.AI is a verified music credit database designed to ensure that every music professional gets the recognition they deserve by providing accurate credit data. Beyond correcting metadata and cleaning up legacy credits, Muso.AI allows you to explore over 100 million music credits—not only for your work but also for other artists.

Check it out!

Artists We Love 🎤

Jaime xx doesn't need an introduction. With the slew of releases he's been giving us steadily over the past couple of years, we suspected a potential sophomore album was on the horizon. We were right! In Waves was announced recently alongside the release of his new single, "Treat Each Other Right," a modernized disco track blending past and present with old-school vocal samples and modern sound design. The Grammy-nominated artist has made waves through the music industry, working with legends Radiohead, Rihanna, Drake, and even the late great Gil Scott-Heron! Other favorite tracks of ours, "I Know There's Gonna Be Good Times," "Girl," and "KILL DEM," are all available on Spotify and Apple Music.

What's Happening at 343?

Thanks to everyone who came out to our NYC Feedback Session last night! We love hearing all the music that our community is working on.

Tomorrow we've got an exclusive studio session livestream with renowned techno producers Christian Smith and John Selway. The event will feature the dynamic duo creating a techno track from start to finish, offering a deeper glimpse into their creative process alongside an interactive Q&A session. Techno head? RSVP!

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