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Electronic music production is a rapidly evolving field. Technology breakthroughs happen frequently and dramatically change the sound-scape. SonicTransfer keeps up with some of the biggest developments in electronic music production.

News articles are listed below.

Popular French House Samples

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French House, Samples, House, Video, Daft Punk. It is well known that many French House hits are the result of clever remix work. Now there is a video to showcase before-and-after french house production results. Click the link below to see a YouTube clip that demonstrates the sampling practices of Daft Punk, Cassius, Modjo, Stardust, and more.

Video of Samples used by Daft Punk, Cassius, Modjo, and other French House Artists.

Video of Samples used by Buffalo Bunch and others. This video does a nice job of demonstrating the looping and editing techniques used by lots of house remix artists.


Free Ableton Live Workflow Tools and Shortcuts

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Ableton Live, Free, Keyboard Shortcuts, Workflow, Tools, Automation. Microsoft Windows users can now expand their Ableton Live workflow tool set. Independent developers have released tools to add extremely useful shortcuts to Live. You should grab these tools if you’re running Windows and you want to develop and perform music as fast as possible using Ableton Live.

Also, if you want to pimp your keyboard for Live, check out these keyboard stickers.


Melodyne Direct Note Access (DNA)

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Electronic Music Production, Plugins, VST, Melodyne. Celemony Melodyne is about to release a revolutionary tool for producers and remixers. It’s called Direct Note Access (DNA) and it allows you to separate polyphonic audio into adjustable MIDI data. It can take an audio loop that plays chords, separate out the individual notes, and then adjust their pitches, volumes, onsets, and durations. The software is truly jaw-dropping and will no doubt be as useful and prevalent as Antares Autotune. Before seeing this in action, I would have told you that this feat is mathematically impossible.

Note, this new software is currently in beta.

Thanks to Chris from RTHM for telling me about this one!


Audiophile Speaker Cables Challenged

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Pear Cable has been challenged by The Amazing Randi, the well-known skeptic and paranormal debunker. He has offered 1 million dollars if they can prove in a scientific experiment that their $7,000 Anjou speaker cables sound any better than the relatively cheap Monster Cables. I’m very happy to see someone confronting the absurd claims made by speaker cable manufacturers. Remember, music-lovers listen to music and audiophiles listen to speakers.

Happy Producing!

Matt Sonic


RTHM: Producer Spotlight

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House, Drum n Bass, Producers. These award-winning producers deserve a special notice here on SonicTransfer. As professional Ableton artists, RTHM’s music demonstrates an enormous range of production tricks. They have created tracks for such talent as Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, The Sound Republic, Joey Youngman, DJ Heather, and many more. All of this experience has made RTHM exceptional music producers.

SonicTransfer is lucky enough to have shared countless hours of studio time with RTHM, and many of their techniques can be found throughout this site. By following the SonicTransfer program, you learn the best production techniques used by professional electronic music producers. For more information on RTHM, click here visit the RTHM home page.


Testimonials

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Every day we receive lots of emails from wonderful SonicTransfer members. Here are some comments from fellow electronic music producers:
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SonicTransfer DrumStack Manual

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DrumStack Drum Layering Manual & Tutorial. House music, drum n bass, trance, and hiphop need big, loud, powerful drums. The best way to get massive kick drums, snare drums, and hihats is to layer lots of samples together. This technique is used by every major electronic music producer. Unfortunately for Ableton Live users, this useful trick is pretty hard to achieve using the built-in tools. That’s why SonicTransfer developed the first drum layering system designed specifically for Ableton Live users. It’s called DrumStack, and it will rock your drums. To use DrumStack you need:

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