Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."
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Get a firsthand look into the basics of arranging lo-fi house rhythms, chord progressions, and basslines in Ableton Live.
In order to put its versatility to the test, we challenged ourselves to try making a full track using nothing but Xfer Record’s Serum.
Spanning lush reverbs to gritty distortion units, these high-quality free effects plugins will help you take your productions to the next level.
Explore four concepts that will help you add interest to your chord progressions without altering their core structure.
We explore the 8 levels of 808s, spanning everything from basic sustains and glides to uncharted realms of 808 enlightenment.
In this installment of In the Loop, we walk through how to recreate the grooves in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” SZA’s “Good Days,” and Cardi B’s “Up.”
Get a firsthand look into the basics of arranging boom bap rhythms, chord progressions, and scratch sounds in Ableton Live.
In this tutorial video, we take a look at 10 types of melodies that you should be familiar with as a musician.
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.