Learn about what phonk music is, explore its origins in Memphis rap, and dive into recent variants such as drift phonk and phonk house.
Learn about what MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is, its unique history, and how to use it as a powerful tool for making music.
Learn about the beginnings, development, and future of Bollywood music, one of the most popular forms of music in the world today.
Discover nine songwriting and music production techniques that embody the horror genre, and then check out our collection of 50 Halloween samples on Splice.
Learn about what the Haas effect (also known as the precedence effect) is, its unique history, and how to apply it in your music.
Learn about the origins of the lo-fi sound, including saturation, wow, flutter, and tape delay—and how the quirks of analog tape machines have translated to the digital domain.
From MPCs and vinyl shopping to FL grids and sample chopping, today we celebrate the sounds, styles, and creators of hip hop.
We sat down with Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, Fort Minor) to discuss the creative process behind Meteora, how it informs his trajectory for the music he’s releasing today, his advice for budding music creators, and more.
Learn how some of the biggest artists today have used remixing and sampling as “loss leaders” to develop their fanbases and grow their careers.
Let’s take a look at the history, culture, and state of dancehall, a constantly morphing genre of Jamaican popular music.
Learn about three key innovations in music production and songwriting history that have come from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Hüsker Dü, and SOPHIE.
Let’s walk through what a tritone is, its impact across music history, and its surprising sensitive side that isn’t so diabolical.