Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."
We explore the 8 levels of 808s, spanning everything from basic sustains and glides to uncharted realms of 808 enlightenment.
Learn how to recreate the iconic Stranger Things theme with our downloadable project file and step-by-step tutorial video.
From resampling to granular synthesis, these advanced sampling techniques are a great way to introduce unique timbres to your productions.
We break down how you can recreate each of the core elements that make up the defining sound of The Weeknd’s “Gasoline.”
We go over our revamped list of the top free music production plugins that you need to try out in 2022.
Knowing even just a little bit of music theory can go a long way in improving your productions—in this video, we unlock the fundamentals of theory in just 15 minutes.
We go over a brief history of sampling and then dive straight into the three levels of complexity that exist within the process today.
We sample ten iconic video game sound effects and flip them into tracks in FL Studio, Bitwig, and Ableton Live.
Learn about five influential rhythms that have shaped a wide array of genres and styles across the globe.
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.