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Major chords simply explained

Major chords: How to build and use them

Immerse yourself with us in the fascinating world of music theory, in which major chords play a central role. They are the key to the bright, cheerful melodies that fill our hearts with joy and make us want to ...
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What is the best DAW? We compare 12 of the smoothest DAWs in the world

The 12 best DAWs on the market

The invention of DAWs has made music production accessible to many people. Many producers no longer even need to go into a recording studio to create good music, and we have DAWs and digital audio to thank for that.
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The best studio headphones for music production

The 11 best headphones for music production

Headphones are an indispensable tool for music production. You absolutely need them for recording, but they can also be very helpful for mixing and mastering. In this article, we take a look at the best ...
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Minor chords simply explained

Recognizing, forming and using minor chords

Minor chords characterise our musical world in an incomparable way. Their melancholic and emotional timbres form the core of many of our favourite melodies and songs. In this article, we explore what minor chords are, how they are formed and, most importantly ...
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Synthesizer: explanation, functionality and buying tips for beginners

Synthesizers: Explanation, functionality and best models for beginners

The synthesiser is the driving force behind many of the songs and sounds we all love. But what's behind these powerful machines and how exactly do they work? In this article, we take a look at ...
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What is an audio compressor and how does it work?

Understanding the audio compressor: How to use it correctly in your productions

The audio compressor is one of the most important effects in music production. It is used in many phases of production for many different instruments. But do you really know how it works and what you can do with it?
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Limiter

Limiter: Functionality, settings and use

As a music producer, you've probably come across a limiter before - but do you know exactly what it does and how it works? In this article, we'll tell you all about it.
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Electric bass: The best models on the market

The 10 best electric bass guitars compared by a bassist

Choosing an electric bass is extremely important for every bassist. There are thousands of models on the market, with different designs and sound characteristics. I'm a bassist myself and in this article I'll be comparing the best electric basses on ...
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Autotune Free Plugins

The 8 Best Free Autotune Plugins in 2023

You need an autotune plugin (pitch correction) but don't want to spend any money on it? No problem! Nowadays there are many free alternatives to the well-known Antares autotune that also offer extensive functions. In this article you will find the ...
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The circle of fifths simply explained

Circle of Fifths: Explanation, Application and Mnemonics

As a musician, you've probably heard of the circle of fifths - it's a very useful tool for composing and reading music. In this article you will learn all about the circle of fifths: what it is, how it works ...
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Roland TR-808

What are 808s? Meaning, history and production tips

808s have a long history in music, especially in hip-hop. In this article you'll learn all about the legendary Roland TR-808 and the development of this drum machine over the years.
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Tritone, the devil's interval

Tritone: What is it? And what makes the devil's interval so special?

The tritone, a musical interval that evokes both terror and admiration, has the potential to fascinate, confuse and inspire. Once branded the "diabolus in musica" or "devil's interval", the tritone has a long ...
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