Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."
We highlight four particularly impactful MIDI controllers that have made their mark across bedroom and studio setups alike.
Spanning grand pianos to wavetable synths, these five high-quality free instrument plugins are must-haves for any music producer.
Learn about how to create original drum patterns in genres spanning lo-fi hip hop to metal, and download our free MIDI files to dive even deeper.
Get a firsthand look into the basics of creating synthwave melodies, chord progressions, and drum grooves in Ableton.
From the basics to more advanced options, we go over seven chord progressions that are absolutely worth familiarizing yourself with.
Learn about four of the most common (but often confused) types of synthesis, and how they’re applied to modern productions.
We depart our current universe and dive into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, constructing a track from scratch in the style of the highly-anticipated game’s soundtrack.
From comping to all-new devices, we explore the new possibilities available in Ableton Live 11 in this unique first look.
Whether you’re just getting started or want to make a switch from your current workstation, here are some great free DAWs that are worth trying out.
In this tutorial video, we take audio recordings of various words from Dictionary.com and flip them into drums, melodies, synths, and more.
Get a firsthand look into the basics of creating nu-disco drum grooves, melodies, and basslines in Ableton.
Write a song under a time constraint, and share your work to receive feedback from us and your peers.