15 Mental Models All Producers Should Know About

Sam MatlaGeneral, Workflow & Creativity%s Comments

“A mental model is an explanation of someone’s thought process about how something works in the real world. It is a representation of the surrounding world, the relationships between its various parts and a person’s intuitive perception about his or her own acts and their consequences. Mental models can help shape behaviour and set an approach to solving problems (akin … Read More

5 Things I’d Tell Myself as a New Producer

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Sam, You like electronic music. That’s great. You want to learn to make it. That’s also great. This will eventually consume your life. You will build a career out of it. But you will waste a lot of time along the way. That is, unless you take my advice. So here it is… #1 – Don’t waste time seeking validation … Read More

Announcing Start to Finish: Future House Edition

Sam MatlaGeneral, Promotional%s Comments

It was January 2014. I get a message from a friend asking if I’m familiar with a producer who goes by the name Hyperbits. I wasn’t, so I checked him out. Wow. This guy is good. Fast forward to today, May 2016, and we’ve launched a product together. Where it all began I had Hyperbits on for Episode 15 of the EDM Prodcast, … Read More

37 Ways to Discover New Song Ideas

Sam MatlaArrangement & Composition, General%s Comments

“All your ideas may be solid or even good..but you have to actually execute on them for them to matter.” – Gary Vaynerchuk The above quote is 100% true. Ideas mean nothing if you don’t develop them. But what if you can’t come up with ideas in the first place? After all, you can’t execute on something that doesn’t exist. And let’s … Read More