Music Production

The Making of Sample Magic - Ambient Textural Toolkit

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I was recently interview by Sample Magic about the making of my Ambient Textural Toolkit sample pack, you can read the full interview here:

https://www.samplemagic.com/journal/2018/02/making-ambient-textural-toolkit/

You can hear the demo and buy the Ambient Textural Toolkit pack here:

https://www.samplemagic.com/details/2009/ambient-textural-toolkit

If you have any questions about the pack
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Songwriting Techniques: Songwriting and Composition Challenges

Songwriting Techniques is a weekly article on The Audio Tapes where I share songwriting and composition tips, techniques and ideas for you to try. Each week will have a different theme and will include 5 ideas for you to consider. If you would like to get in touch and share any tips of your own you can find me on Twitter @MDennyMusic or email info@theaudiotapes.com

For the second article in this series the theme is ‘Songwriting and Composition Challenges’. Sometimes its hard to know where to start, particularly when embarking on a new project, but one way to get started on a new project is to set yourself a brief and guidelines. Refering back to these can help you stay on track and keep you focussed on the end goal. With that in mind here are 5 challenges for you to try
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Songwriting Techniques: Getting Started

Songwriting Techniques is a new weekly article on The Audio Tapes where I will be sharing songwriting and composition tips, techniques and ideas for you to try. Each week will have a different theme and will include 5 ideas for you to consider. If you would like to get in touch and share any tips of your own you can find me on Twitter @MDennyMusic or email info@theaudiotapes.com

For the first article in this series the theme is ‘Getting Started’. We all have a tendency to procrastinate and often the hardest part of a task is actually getting to work; with that in mind here are this weeks 5 tips:
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Recommended: Spitfire Audio - Labs Sample Instruments

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Following on from the last post about Free Online Music Resources I'd like to share an amazing offer from the sample library company Spitfire Audio. Read More…

Recommended: Free Online Music Resources

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For both new and experienced musicians, composers and producers the Internet can be a minefield when it comes to finding useful, high-quality and professional resources. In this article I will be sharing three of my favourite free resources that continue to be part of my creative process. Read More…

Welcome to The Audio Tapes

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Welcome to The Audio Tapes, a new music and creative industry blog launched in 2018 by composer and music producer Michael Denny. I will be posting a wide variety of content on the site including: Read More…