We’ve Launched Our New Shop! + Black Friday Deals

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new drum sample shop! Last year we purchased “Woodshed Audio” and it’s been a process transitioning Woodshed customers and making them aware of our new brand, Make Pop Music. We didn’t want to buy Woodshed and instantly change the name as that could cause A LOT of confusion. During this transition process, the Woodshed site went down for a few months. We received a lot of emails asking what happened. Well, now you know! We’ve completely re-designed the product boxes, updated the pricing, and launched the new Make Pop Music “Sounds” store.

If you are unfamiliar with our products then I highly recommend that you take some time to browse our shop and check out our audio demos and videos.

All of our products were handcrafted for modern music creators to be unique, usable, inspirational, and easy to find.



We also wanted to announce our Black Friday Sale! From now until Dec 1. you can use code “blackfriday” on checkout and save 50% on all of our packs. This means that if you buy our Everything Bundle, you can get all 11 of our packs for just $100.


The Chainsmokers Serum Presets And Drum Samples

Looking for The Chainsmokers Serum Presets And Drum Samples? 

Well, you’re in luck! Today we released the “SMOKERS” Serum Preset / Sample pack through Woodshed Audio Co. It’s packed full of various samples, serum presets, loops, and more. All handcrafted by pop producers (not EDM producers) and features over 400 sounds.

Here are some details:

  • 411 total files! (Presets and Drums can be purchased separately)
  • Samples are delivered in 44.1 x 24 WAV Format
  • 93 Serum Presets (Pads, Leads, Keys, Basses, and more!)
  • 211 Quality Drum Samples (Claps, Hand Percussion, Cymbals, Hi Hats, Kicks, Percussion, Shakers, Snaps, Snares, Tambs, Toms, Vocal Shouts, and Vocal Chop Melodies)
  • 102 Drum Loops (With Midi Files so you can use ANY sound)
  • 13 Custom Serum Noise Files
  • 6 Wavetables for Serum
  • Organized folders
  • Created by Pop Music sound designers
  • MULTIPLE PURCHASE OPTIONS! (full pack, samples/loops only, presets only)


You can purchase The Chainsmokers Serum presets and drum samples here.

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Article: The Chainsmokers Serum Presets And Drum Samples by Daniel Grimmett


5 Classic Sounding Hardware Synths Under $800 For Pop Music

I’ll be the first to say that software synths have come a long way in the past decade, but there are many benefits that hardware synths can bring to your productions:

  • Changes up your workflow so that you don’t get bored
  • New sounds mean new inspiration
  • Being tactile can lead to a better understanding of synthesis
  • Adds a unique flavor to your tracks (since most everyone else is using software)
  • Classic sound

We put together a quick list of affordable hardware synths with classic sounds that we highly recommend you try out! By affordable we’re going to try and stay under $800. This list is a mix of analog, digital, and hybrid hardware synths. There are many more that aren’t on this list, but we need more blog post ideas for the future so there!

PS – And when you’re done reading this check out our post on Oliver’s studio tour at Pulse Recordings. Their synth collection will make you envious! But, please don’t internalize that envy and do any weird shit.

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Features: Fully analog, mono synth, based off of the classic Moog Taurus 3 pedals, dual oscillator design with Moog filter section.


KORG MS-20 Mini ($449)

Features: Modeled after classic MS-20 synthesizer. 37 keys. Fully analog. Partially modular. Monophonic. Great for leads and bass.


hardware synths under $800


Features: Reissue of the classic 1970’s Arp Odyssey. 37 keys. Monophonic/duophonic. Aggressive and edgy. Added to the reissue is a drive switch. Choose from 3 classic filter designs. Can get the module only version for $200 less.



Features: Inspired by the Juno 106. Step sequencer, 4 voices, great for creating pads, retro leads, and indie pop inspired music. Module only but can purchase separate keyboard dock.



Features: Faithfully models the Roland Jupiter. 4 voices. Dual ribbon sliders. Step sequencer. Module only but can purchase separate keyboard dock.



Features: If you are into 80’s shit then this one is for you. FM synthesis based digital synth made from 1983 to 1989. 16 note polyphonic.



Features: Okay so this one is a bonus! Not a synth, but a wonderful drum machine and fun to have around. This baby faithfully models to roland TR909 drum machine. Step and tap write modes. Ultra compact. Modern connectivity with external gear.



So there you have it! The fact that you could own this entire synth collection for about $3K is crazy. If you love blending classic synth sounds into your modern pop productions then try a few of these out, default on a few car payments, and have a blast!

See any that didn’t make the list? Comment below and tell us how bad we screwed up. 



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Oliver’s Studio Tour Will Make You Want Every Synth Ever


So this is one of my favorite studio tours that I’ve seen on YouTube. Maybe I’m a little bias because one of my buds worked in this building for a couple of years. Regardless, these guys just have killer sounding electronic records. Huge, rich, deep, and clear all come to mind. I was always curious about what the heck Oliver used to make their music and bam! I come across this video. A huge collection of gnarly analog synths. Go figure right? Drip with envy as Oliver takes you through their studio and shows you their synth collection. They also sneak a few tips and tricks in there. The last part about using the iPads is rad!


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Woodshed Audio Releases Tastemaker Vol 1 Sample Pack

Woodshed Audio Co. releases the Tastemaker Vol 1 sample pack… An eclectic blend of vintage drum machines, manual drums, dropping things, vocals, flat fills, and mapped out (full octave) samples of 80’s keyboards, mid century bass-organs, and more! >> PRODUCT LINK <<

[Vintage Machines + Manual Drums] Tastemaker Vol 1 is a unique collection of fresh and edgy sounds for modern music creators who aren’t bound by genre. And making Tastemaker was a blast! We covered drum sets with t-shirts and rattles, dropped things and yelled, carefully sampled vintage synths and then processed them abusively. To put it lightly… This pack is eclectic. Created in multiple spaces from Nashville, TN to Charlotte, N.C. with friendly people who love making awesome music. The result was magical.

In this loaded pack you’ll find kick ass lo-fi synth sounds from the 80’s and key basses from the 60’s that are ready to be dropped into a sampler, spread across your midi controller, and made into hook-worthy melodies. You’ll find one-shot samples from both legendary drum machines and Frankenstein acoustic kits played by humans. Robots and humans? Yes! Finally, the best part is the 100+ loops (handmade by producer Christian Fiore) that bring all of the sounds together into ready riffs and patterns for your songs.

  • Files are delivered in 44.1 x 24
  • Over 1 GB of Premium Sounds
  • 11 transitional fills, 100+ loops, 30 vocal samples, 44 drop percussion combos, 9 folders of processed vintage key bass (full octave), 7 folders of processed lo-fi synths (full octave), Manual drums (17 kicks / 31 snares), and 120+ kick, snare, tom, and percussion samples from vintage drum machines.
  • As good as pizza



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Free Linn Drum Sample Library (LinnDrum Tape) by Wave Alchemy

Free Linn Drum Sample library for you guys! One of the most classic drum machines (LM-2) being pumped through an Ampex tape machine…

Free Linn Drum Sample



We love old school drum machines and this free Linn Drum sample library doesn’t dissapoint. Fortunately for us, Wave Alchemy celebrated their 8th birthday by creating the LinnDrum Tape pack. You can find the download link here (at the bottom). We’re going to dive in making some loops with these for a future blog post. Stay tuned and enjoy your new samples!



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