Patrick McGuire

  1. Music Samples, Original Beats, & Why Knowing The Difference Is Crucial

    Music Samples, Original Beats, & Why Knowing The Difference Is Crucial
    For those that work outside of the hip-hop and pop world, we don’t often think about the art of sampling vs. original beat production. So much of the music the world knows today consists of old musical ideas placed in new creative contexts. Music samples have long been used in songs, but we’re hearing them more than ever in 2020. Samples can be great for your music, but using them incorrectly or without permission can get you into trouble. If music-sampling is a part of your creative process, you’ll need to know the difference between what’s 100% your own creation and what you’re borrowing from someone else. Continue reading →
  2. How To Get Started With MIDI And MIDI Controllers

    How To Get Started With MIDI And MIDI Controllers
    In 2020, songwriters and producers of every genre and experience level are relying on technology to create and explore music like never before. While EDM and hip-hop comes to mind for most people who think about tech’s relationship with music creation, music-makers of all backgrounds are using tools like MIDI to shape musical ideas, record, and perform live. If you don’t fancy yourself an especially tech-savvy musician, you may have been interested in exploring MIDI for music creation or performance, but have put off trying because it seems too intimidating. The good news is that MIDI is affordable, accessible, and easy to wrap your head around! That’s why so many musicians are using it. Continue reading →

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