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Song Facts is an excellent blog to get inspiration from — its focus is around interviews of writers that many of us pros look up to, talking about songs they’ve written, and often through a historical lens. Planning ahead by clearing your schedule so that you can manage your time Continue Reading

Top 30 rappers of all time

Next is an excellent arrangement of the New Order classic “Blue Monday” by Japanese chiptune superstar Hally (it starts at 3:09 in the video). And if you’re into New Order chiptune covers, be sure to check out my own version of “Bizarre Love Triangle.” Music psychologist Carol Krumhansl once argued Continue Reading

National endowment for the arts grants 2019

“Nonstop”: Talk about restraint, this one only has four notes: just F#, A, D, and then D♭ shows up at 1:26 sounding like a ghost. There might even be a hint of an F# major chord sometimes, but that’s probably just the harmonic overtones of the synth-patch poking through… or a Continue Reading

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We profile the great songwriting minds behind some of the greatest pop hits of the modern era. You might not know their names, but you know their work! We help students take big-picture dreams and turn them into concrete goals. We see a lot of students who want to “make Continue Reading

National endowment for the humanities grant recipients 2019

Black Rooster’s Cypress TT-15 guitar amp head is an emulation of the Orange Tiny Terror amplifier, and is great for creating distorted lead guitar tones when you’re recording your guitar direct in. I find that it even works nicely on bass guitar and lead synths, especially when you don’t want Continue Reading

Rap mix 2018

Start by using a compressor with a fast attack and fast release to quickly clamp down on transients that get too loud. One common trick is to use an 1176 to apply ~3-6 dB of gain reduction at a ratio of 4:1. This is a great way to tame a Continue Reading

Emerging artist grants 2019

Explore Soundfly’s wide array of free online courses and expand your musical skills over your lunch break! Here’s just a few of the free courses you can choose from: How to Create a Killer Musician Website, How to Get All the Royalties You Never Knew Existed, Building a Better Band, and Touring on a Shoestring. If you’re Continue Reading