REVIEW: Future Trap by Singular Sounds

Singular Sounds is one of the only sample/preset pack companies that continue to better themselves with each release – a task that seems next to impossible with the quality of content they’ve provided since day one.

With presets and samples made by (clearly) incredible professionals, both aspiring and established producers can expect nothing but the best from Singular Sounds. Releasing their first sample packs in late 2015, fans were treated to phenomenal Future Bass and Tropical House sounds. In early 2016, Singular Sounds released a Future Bass preset pack for Serum – a pack so good, I reach for it every time I need a new sound, or lack inspiration. Now, to start 2017 right, Singular Sounds has released a Future Trap sample pack; a pack I believe to be one of, if not the best, in the genre.

The pack includes 163 samples, with everything from drums (snares, kicks, percussion, cymbals), FX, and chord/melody loops.

Drums:

Skrillex once said that drums can be the determining factor to what makes a song sound ‘professional’. It’s no secret that having great sounding drums can definitely elevate anyone’s production, and Future Trap definitely provides a professional sound. Each drum has clearly been processed and made to provide a professional sound, instantly sounding great in any sonic environment. The snares are tight and punchy, the kicks all hit where it matters, and the cymbals provide the exact sound needed to give the extra sparkle. Not only does each sound work, but they compliment each other as well.

FX:

Great FX can really add a new layer of sonic enjoyment to your productions., and even the most simple effect can make the biggest difference. The FX in Future Trap are all great, including Vocal FX, simple white noise risers and impacts and drum FX as well. Each effect sounds very clean and full, and will definitely be a go to for me in the future.

Chords/Melodies:

Chord loops and melody loops seem to have become a staple for sample packs. However, not many are able to provide the quality of writing and sound design that Singular Sounds does. Not only are the sounds used great (as is everything in this pack, to be quite honest), but the melodics of each chord progression and melody provided are catchy, and are even more musically advanced than many loops provided in other packs. Normally, I only reach for melody/chord loops as a source of inspiration when I can’t find any on my own,  but I can definitely see myself using these either as an extra texture in my productions, or even just on their own.


As I’ve already mentioned, Singular Sounds is one of my favorite sample/preset pack companies, and for good reason. Their content continues to get better with every release, and Future Trap is a true testament to that. The pack is currently available via Splice Sounds (as are all of their packs – I highly recommend you to check them out, you won’t be disappointed), so if you’re interested, take a look and listen to the pack here. If you aren’t subscribed to Splice Sounds yet, this pack should give you a reason to be.

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Source: REVIEW: Future Trap by Singular Sounds

Incubus’ Mike Einziger Shares Photo Of Band In Studio With Skrillex

Just a little under three weeks ago, word got out that one of the tracks on Incubus’ forthcoming eighth studio album, simply entitled 8, would be produced by Skrillex. The album is due out April 21, just two months from today, and it seems that they’re still putting the finishing touches on the track.

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With only two months left until the full album is released, we hope we get to hear the Skrillex single before then. But if not, you can still hear the new single from Incubus below!

 

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Source: Incubus’ Mike Einziger Shares Photo Of Band In Studio With Skrillex

Music Icons Respond To The Passing Of David Bowie

If you look on Facebook this morning – hell, the Internet – all you see is an outpouring of love for the iconic artist David Bowie. The man redefined musicality over the course of his career, and his legacy is one that will not soon be forgotten.

Music icons around the world mourn his loss, paying tribute to him in their own personal ways.

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Source: Music Icons Respond To The Passing Of David Bowie

Swedish House Mafia’s Last Show Ever At Ultra 2013 [Video]

10649084_1010627968963305_3437918529641673585_oFor this week’s flashback Friday, we are taken back to the end of an era. It’s coming up on almost two years since the disbandment of Swedish House Mafia and most of us have yet to move on from the transition. Yes, Axwell / Ingrosso are great and Steve Angello is also doing well, but I can’t help but feel a void that their individual acts cannot fill.

The reality of the situation is that for those who entered the EDM scene circa 2009-2011, Swedish House Mafia most likely played a vital role in their introduction and immersion in the EDM culture. With their departure, we are older and wiser and our tastes have changed and evolved; yet, as we look back on what it was like just a few years ago, we can’t help but get a good kick in the nostalgia feels.

Relive the end of the Swedish House Mafia below:

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Source: Swedish House Mafia’s Last Show Ever At Ultra 2013 [Video]

Borgeous, Whoo Kidd, Wiz Khalifa, & Waka Flacka “Toast” To The Weeknd [Free Download]

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Get ready for the trillest track yet. The infamous Borgeous teamed up with Whookid, along with two of rap’s biggest stars, Waka Flocka Flame and Wiz Khalifa, for an absolute monster of a song, “Toast“. Borgeous has a knack for creating the most electrifying hits that simply turn dance floors into pandemonium. This latest track is no exception as Waka and Wiz both provide an incredible presence to this banger, making you just want to grab a drink and turn up with the crew. I couldn’t think of a better song to kick this weekend off, be sure to listen below and grab the free download as well!

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Source: Borgeous, Whoo Kidd, Wiz Khalifa, & Waka Flacka “Toast” To The Weeknd [Free Download]

CREATIVELIVE Offers Free Production Tutorial With Ed Solo

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Producers are always looking for things to learn. The internet is a great source for tips, but when a producer sits down to do a formal tutorial, you’re sure to get more from it than from your average lifeless Youtube video. One company, CREATIVELIVE, is offering a free tutorial from Ed Solo, who has worked on tracks with Krafty Kuts, DJ Fresh, as well as made sample packs for Bass Boutique and Loopmasters.

The free live tutorial will take place November 12th through the 13th between 9AM and 4PM PST. All you need to do is RSVP and be on the computer when the session is underway. For those producers who would like to partake you can reserve your spot through the following link. The focus will be on producing music with Logic Pro. Don’t worry if you don’t use that software, because CREATIVELIVE will offer more tutorials in the future that focus upon other DAWs. If you follow the RSVP link you will find the schedule with the list of other sessions.

RSVP Here

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Source: CREATIVELIVE Offers Free Production Tutorial With Ed Solo

Highschool Kids Steal Mat Zo’s Car

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Remember last year when Mat Zo’s album got leaked? Well apparently music isn’t the only thing that Mat Zo has trouble keeping in his possession.

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So there’s your life lesson: If you’re going to steal a car, make sure it’s not owned by a Twitter famous DJ.

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Source: Highschool Kids Steal Mat Zo’s Car

Get Inside The Mind of Alesso With His AMA

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The Swede Alesso recently partook in an AMA on Reddit after the success of his Chime For Change benefit shows in New York City. Alesso revealed fun tidbits like his affection for Hanz Zimmer and Swedish House Mafia, his favorite plug-ins, as well as his love for drawing, and fashion. Moreover, he teased us with letting us know that his album will have some different genres on it, as well as two specific tracks that Redditors asked about. There is no date set for the album, but with his recent single being released, as well as increased press visibility, we can be sure some more details will come soon enough. For the full AMA, check the source and peruse through the many comments and questions.

Source: Reddit

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Source: Get Inside The Mind of Alesso With His AMA

Krewella Crash Super Bowl Party for Surprise Halftime Show [Video]

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we take it back to the time Krewella absolutely destroyed a super bowl party. Lucky patrons at a bar in New York City were treated to a surprise performance from Krewella courtesy of Bud Light at the end of halftime during the Super Bowl this year.

For anyone who tuned into the big game, it should be fairly obvious that Bud Light recognizes that EDM is the wave of the present and the future (they debuted Afrojack’s new single in one of their commercials and also featured Zedd as the newest spokesman for their Bud Light Platinum promotion) so it comes as no surprise that they tapped Krewella for this secret performance in NYC.

Check out the clip from the performance below, featuring Krewella dropping the hit single “Enjoy The Ride,”

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Source: Krewella Crash Super Bowl Party for Surprise Halftime Show [Video]

Avicii Will Return To DJing Very Soon

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2 months ago Avicii reported that he would be taking a break from DJing and proceeded to cancel all his future shows. As his recovery is still underway, Avicii’s name is back in the circuit as the EDM star is booked to play Australia’s Future Music Fest early 2015.

Reported by Billboard, Avicii will be joined by Drake, Martin Garrix and more as the popular festival will kick off this upcoming February. Last time Avicii was at Future Music Fest he was forced to cancel as he was rushed to the Hospital due to stomach problems but now that he is on the mend, we can expect a triumphant return.

You can check out the festival trailer below which reveals Avicii’s announcement:

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Source: Avicii Will Return To DJing Very Soon