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In the latest edition of our new series exploring the basics of music production, E.M.M.A. explains how to use compression to beef up your drums...

I didn’t give compression much thought in my early days of producing. ‘Do You Even Compress, Bro?’ was met with ‘What’s It Got To Do...

In the latest edition of our new series exploring the basics of music production, E.M.M.A. tackles when and how to use EQ in your mix

The DJs reading this will have a strategic advantage here. It’s an extension of the same knob-twisting deployed for a clean transition when two basslines...

In her latest Beginner's Guide, E.M.M.A. looks at getting creative with sampling

Like many topics in music production, ask the right person — or get cornered by the wrong person at a party — and the conversation...

In the latest edition of our new series exploring the basics of music production, E.M.M.A. tackles the often misunderstood topic of sidechaining, and explains why...

My introduction to sidechaining was “it’s what they use in EDM to get the pumping effect”, which sounded like the last thing I’d want to...

In the latest edition of our new series exploring the basics of music production, E.M.M.A. tackles the washy subject of reverb and explains why getting...

I’m Emma. I have been releasing electronic music as E.M.M.A. since 2012. Like most producers, I am self-taught, but had friends who showed me the...

In the first of our new series exploring the basics of music production, Emma Davies dissects common misconceptions around what a mixdown really is and...

I’m Emma. I have been releasing electronic music as E.M.M.A. since 2012. Like most producers, I am self-taught, but had friends who showed me the...

Abandoning another project file after a few hours, thinking everything sounds s**t, feeling like you should be finishing more tunes. A lot of counterproductive, negative...

When life gets in the way — particularly for those of us working other jobs at the same time — trying to keep our music...

From project file to finished product: How do you know if your mix is ready to be mastered? In her latest Beginner's Guide, producer E.M.M.A...

When you start to think about releasing your music, you’ll have to deliver the files for mastering. A mastering engineer’s role is the final step...

You've probably seen the word MIDI all over your DAW – in her latest Beginner's Guide column Emma Davies aka E.M.M.A. explores what it is...

Copyright, indefinite ownership, artistic rights – signing a label contract without prior scrutiny can lead to protracted, complicated scenarios for artists at any stage in...

If you’re at a stage where you’re hoping to release your music on a label, now it’s time to make sure you don’t get done...

In her latest column, E.M.M.A. looks at those all-important techniques for making your music more human

Listen to anyone who was making electronic tunes in the old days (1998) and you’ll often hear how much of a faff it was. “Analogue...

In the latest edition of our new series exploring the basics of music production, E.M.M.A. looks at the age old problem of getting stuck in...

Regular followers of this column will know we have already covered a few key foundations of production, from EQ to compression, creating space with reverb...

DJ Ravine and Saytek give us the lowdown...

It’s no secret that music production is a task fraught with difficulty. Thankfully, a number of online tutorials can assist in this regard, and this...

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When it comes to making tunes, the biggest step is always the first. With so many tools available, jargon and acronyms to make the Pentagon...

It will provide a safe and welcoming space for women, non-binary people and people in other gender minorities in Bristol to upskill and develop

A new beginners course in radio production and broadcasting has been launched in Bristol.

Created to provide a safe and welcoming space for women, non-binary and...