• At Bax Music, we’re well aware of just how many devoted music lovers there are out there. We’re also equally aware of just how much all of you lovely music lovers enjoy sharing their thoughts on the subject. As such, we want to open up our very own Bax Music Blog to any music-focused bloggers who want to share the love, and give them access to a wide audience, under their very own name!

  • The double bass plays an important role in more music than you might think. Styles like jazz would be unthinkable without the double bass, but this plucky and versatile instrument even appears in a lot of pop music, bringing a unique, deep-diving sound that’s entirely its own.

  • Maybe you’ve already had a look through our range of studio monitors and noticed that, while a lot of models look virtually identical, there can be a pretty big difference in price. The question is: is it actually worth saving up for a more expensive set of monitors? Especially when there are models that seem to have the same list of specifications but come at a cheaper price. Here, we separate the trees from the woods.

  • In this edition of our blog series on singing technique, we look at singing with vibrato. Pop singers tend to use vibrato much less than classical singers, but by using a little vibrato, you can add some real flavour to your vocals – just as long as you do it the right way and at the right moment.

  • If you want to hit those high notes with enough volume and do it without damaging your vocal chords, then there’s only one way to do it: belt and twang. While belting gives you the necessary volume, twanging stabilises everything – and is also a helpful technique at a lower volume and pitch.

  • As music producers, we’re always striving to optimise our workflow to maximise our creativity and efficiency. In the world of DAWs, Ableton Live stands out as a powerhouse for music creation and performance. With its intuitive interface and robust features, it offers endless possibilities for crafting musical masterpieces. However, mastering the intricacies of Ableton Live’s workflow can take time. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of ten essential tips and tricks to supercharge your productivity in Ableton Live.

  • In our series on vocal technique, the term compression has already popped up quite a few times. In this fourth instalment, we’re going to take a closer look at compression so you can learn to sing with and without it and enhance your sound.

  • Welcome to part two of our blog series on vocal technique. Today, we’re focusing on the breathing cycle. Controlling your breathing while you sing is absolutely essential, and proper breath support is a huge part of it. Read on and learn more!

  • Throughout the centuries, various different techniques have developed to help boost the volume and character of the human singing voice. But the technique that best fits your voice depends on the kind of sound you prefer. In the first edition of this blog series about vocal techniques, we dip into the history of singing.

  • The third edition of our blog series on vocal technique focuses on how to make your vocals flow. By maintaining dynamic breath support, your melodies and lyrics can sound flowing and open. Another important factor of this technique is ‘blending’, which has a lot to do with enunciation. Master blending and harness your breath support, and your vocals will flow like never before.

  • When it comes to setting up a DVS system, a lot of DJs find it either too tricky or believe there’s no benefit in using traditional gear alongside software, neither of which is necessarily true. Read through this article and by the end of it, you’ll realise that building a DVS (Digital Vinyl System) is fairly easy and that working with timecode vinyl or CDs can add an extra dimension to your sets. Depending on how you look at it, it’s like going digital without replacing all of your gear, or adding an analogue aspect to your kit without losing out on the perks of digital.

  • While recording percussion instruments isn’t exactly rocket science, there are a few small pitfalls you need to be aware of if you want to end up with perfectly mixed sound instead of an ear-splitting racket. Read on to learn some tips and tricks!

  • Ibanez is proving that having a guitar with just one soundhole might be a thing of the past. Sure, it’s nice that the assembled masses are able to enjoy every note you play, but it might also be just as nice if you were able to enjoy the beauty of your guitar skills in all their glory too. I mean, as a musician, actually being able to hear yourself is essential, right?

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