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  1. Hey guys, I've been meaning to put this playlist together for ages and I've finally gotten around to doing it. I've collected a few super chill and super subby dubstep and trap stuff (not heavy scratchy festival shit) and thought I'd share it around with anyone that wants to vibe out. Not looking for Spotify fame (if that's a thing) but I'll be adding to it as I keep finding stuff. Enjoy https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0FNKUccZ9pHwKyg5WGMU88?si=NZf-q0O3TZq9HHtqR7SWew
  2. This one seems better than the last few haha
  3. Nice track dude. Everything sits nicely and vibe is mint! The sounds are perfect for it too. It can be easy to overkill the synths with those massive festival sounding saws on a track like this but these are perfect. Nice job
  4. Welcome dude. Another perthite to add to the list
  5. Welcome back stranger! All the best - I'm still here to help you along the way
  6. I haven't seen Denon gear in so long. Almost a bit of a shame though because their stuff back in the day was bulletproof
  7. Not sure if there was a thread anywhere but if anyone is up for a challenge I have some ideas. These are more directed at music makers rather than DJ's but everyone is welcome to give it a go. The initial preset challenge This one is about using your creativity using nothing but the initial preset. Inside the plugin you can have control over the envelopes and filters but that's it. You're not allowed to chance the waveform. You can manipulate the sound any way you like using as many plugins as you like. The idea of this is to be as creative as you can by forcing you to use all those extra plugins you got that you may have shoved aside or just not used. It's a good way to understand how they work too. One sample challenge I saw this on YouTube and loved the idea. We all have 1 sample, can be a section of an acapella, a song or some other random audio sample, and we call create a piece of music around that one sample. The idea is to obviously use the sample in as many different ways as you can, challenging your creativity. If anyone's interested we can organise a deadline and I can come up with some more detailed rules.
  8. I was remembering something with a 3 in it so I had a look. Apparently these guys aren't too bad so it could be worth a call https://studios301.com/recording-mixing/sydney/
  9. No worries. This is why I chose to submit with distrokid using their subscription based service. For the cost per year (which is around 60-70 bucks) I can upload as many tracks as I like. If you choose not to renew, you can pay extra fees on your tracks so they'll remain on these stores for life, otherwise just keep subscribing. If you got a massive catalog of tunes it's really helpful to just keep uploading throughout the year. There's a few extra fees, like submitting to Shazam for example which is only a few bucks, but distrokid just makes it super easy (for me anyway) knowing you can log on, upload and 4 or 5 weeks later your track is released. It's recommended you give a minimum of 4 weeks notice too. Some stores take longer to submit to than others.
  10. This is a quick how-to submitting music to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming and online music services. Uploading music to streaming platforms or online music stores without a record label is quite simple. All you need is some 3rd party involvement, I guess commonly known as distributers. Most of these distribution services offer something slightly different. I'm not going to go through all of them and what they do, that's something you can do the research on but I'll put down links of a few of the commonly used ones. By submitting your music to these platforms, they take care or all the little business things the labels would have to do (paying royalties, licensing and monetisation, and above all else the distribution). The good thing about going independent is you take total control of your works and you retain 100% of your intellectual property rights, meaning you own everything which I feel is very important. Record labels take the IP rights from you making your music their asset. In exchange, they're supposed to invest in you as an artist but it can go either way. Whatever happens, whether you become famous or not, they still own your works for along as the contract states and if you were to part ways from the label you'll then need to seek permission to perform the music that you wrote. Artists big and small fall into this trap all the time. Kesha and Taylor Swift are prefect examples of artists struggling to claim royalties or performance licensing because of record labels refusing to cooperate. Below are 3 commonly used services; https://cdbaby.com CD Baby is a popular service that gets your music just about everywhere and they're a pay-as-you-go service. They have a bunch of stuff they can do for you like mastering and production of physical copies, CD's etc. As far as the royalties go, you get 91% paid to you. https://distrokid.com I use distrokid for my submissions. They're subscription based with a limited number of artists you can distribute under, so if you wanted to set up a little label I guess you could do that through distrokid and have up to 5 different artists. It's a super easy process to submit music and the dashboard is nice and clean to navigate so you can keep track of your releases and make changes to them whenever you like. Distrokid pay 100% of the royalties to you. They're currently beta testing submissions to Beatport so if that's going to be your primary source of output I'd suggest looking elsewhere. https://www.tunecore.com I think TuneCore is a pay-as-you-go service too and I believe you also collect 100% of the royalties. I haven't done too much research about whether they submit to Beatport so you'll have to have a look. It's not a service I looked too much into, even just scraping the surface of their website didn't tell me too much. I know it's all super bland but everyone's needs are going to be different but hopefully the 3 above give you that little bit of a head start. There are many more that offer lots of different things. If anyone has any further questions I'll be happy to try assist where I can
  11. I'll post a thread on a few different ways you can do it independantly
  12. Few different ways to do it but the easiest way now is to go though distribution platforms like Tunecore, Distrokid, CD Baby etc. It was a bit complicated to set up a proper label when I was going though those hoops with Trump'd (I was in the process of registering with Label Works) but since I scrapped that idea I'm only really putting my own music out I decided to use Distrokid. Some platforms, like Distrokid, don't upload to some places like Beatport so if you wanna put your music everywhere like that you just need to do the research to see which one works for you. They all take different percentages and have different fees too
  13. Cheers matey. Need to see a rotorcraft come back please
  14. New track is live on Spotify. Give it a like for Might upload the club mix to Beatport in the coming weeks https://open.spotify.com/track/3oB4IyWdPFqOKv9Sln7OAo?si=LYffjWGFSpuRA-zsC5ddNQ
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