24 Free Kontakt Libraries (2022)

There are plenty of free Kontakt libraries that can be used to expand your arsenal of sounds and effects.

These offer many different instruments, sounds, beats, and samples with dynamic controls and sound-shaping capabilities for free. These libraries are a great way to improve the creative music-making process.

Hmmm, must check out these free Kontakt libraries for myself 🙂


Source: 24 Free Kontakt Libraries (2022) – Musician Wave

Your New Song Needs A “Radio Edit.” Here’s Why:

Believe it or not, radio remains a major force for music discovery. Is your latest track ready for the airwaves?There are written and unwritten rules of radio.

For example, there are words you cannot say on the radio. Certain artists get an exception, but you’re most likely not one of them.


Source: Your New Song Needs A “Radio Edit.” Here’s Why: – Haulix Daily

How to make music: Create your own music in 6 steps.

In this in-depth guide, we’ll go over everything you’ll want to know get started with music production, from the tools you’ll need to the six creative steps you’ll take to make your own music.

This is definitely an in-depth guide to using a DAW and getting started with music production. This article is a great starting point for anyone interested in getting into recording music at home.


Source: How to make music: Create your own music in 6 steps – Blog | Splice

4 free software instruments to add to your plugin collection (VST / AU)

In this YouTube Shorts video, we showcase four free software instruments that you can incorporate into your productions today.

I’ve personally tried all four of these plugins and they are all GREAT (especially the hand drum).


Source: 4 free software instruments to add to your plugin collection (VST / AU) – Blog | Splice

Logic Pro vs Pro Tools – Which is Better?

Logic Pro is an affordable digital audio workstation (DAW) perfect for beginner and experienced musicians, while Pro Tools is a high-cost industry-standard music program best suited for recording and editing audio.

Both are extremely capable DAWs and are extensively used by music pros.

My pick would be Logic Pro but then again, I’m a Mac user and I might be a bit biased. This article thankfully goes a little deeper than my bias


Source: Logic Pro vs Pro Tools – Which is Better? – Musician Wave

Updated PaulXStretch app lets more users stretch sounds into infinity

PaulXStretch, the time-stretching app designed by Sonosaurus, has received an update to its user interface.

I love, love, love this app. This is one of the “must haves” if you’re into creating ambient music.


Source: Updated PaulXStretch app lets more users stretch sounds into infinity

T Bone Burnett unveils new analogue disc format, soon to be revealed featuring re-recorded tracks with Bob Dylan.

A long time in the making, producer T Bone Burnett has developed a new medium for recorded sound: a disc format entitled the “Ionic Originals”.

Formed under Burnett’s newly-launched company, NeoFidelity Inc., the revolutionary medium seeks to provide a sound that vanquishes the limitations seen in vinyl, CDs and digital streaming.

I’d be very interested to see if this new medium can take off or it gets relegated to the “failed audio/video tech” pile. Only time will tell.


Source: T Bone Burnett unveils new analogue disc format, soon to be revealed featuring re-recorded tracks with Bob Dylan | MusicTech

4 tips for getting your tracks over the finish line in your DAW.

We’ve all been there, the sense of dread when you’re working on an idea, but can’t get it over the finish line; the 16-bar loop just doesn’t expand beyond the remits of your DAW.


Source: 4 tips for getting your tracks over the finish line in your DAW – Blog | Splice

Roland commences 50th Anniversary Celebration

Roland is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To kick off the milestone year, Roland has launched the “Roland at 50” website, the first of many activities planned for the year, thanking musicians all over the world for bringing Roland instruments to life since 1972.

Happy Birthday Roland…


Source: Roland commences 50th Anniversary Celebration