Everything You Learned About Music in 2022

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2022 is coming to an end.

Congratulations are in order for another great year as a music creator.

Hopefully your past 12 months were full of growth, learning and personal bests on your journey in music.

Along the way, the LANDR Blog has been there with all the tips, tricks, guides and inspiring info to help you make the most of it.

That’s why in this article we’re breaking down our top posts of the year—according to you.

So in case you missed it, here’s your year in the rearview and everything you learned about music this year.

Gear guides, tips, tutorials, inspiration and more—delivered weekly.

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You brushed up on mixing fundamentals

Mixing is an essential part of any music production workflow.

It’s no wonder it’s such a central focus as you build your skills toward better sounding tracks.

The team takes on the origins of lo-fi music.

This year we covered core issues like EQ and stereo techniques as well as genre-specific approaches for emerging styles like lo-fi hip-hop.

You got the best free tools

Inspiring free plugins, software and tech tools showed no signs of slowing down in 2022.

Inspiring free plugins, software and tech tools showed no signs of slowing down in 2022.

This year’s freeware scene included some of the best releases yet, with plenty of favorites to freshen up your plugin folder.

We published our top picks every month, as well as the standouts in key categories.

You got serious about your DAW

Your DAW is the place where your inspiration and workflow come together to create music.

It’s only right that you choose it wisely and learn it well.

Over the course of the year we took a deep dive into every major DAW on the market to give you all the essential info.

Whether you’re deciding on your first recording app or switching over to a new one, we covered the features, workflow, pricing and options to know.

You grew your online presence

The platforms where fans encounter music online had their own challenges in 2022.

Whether it was the inescapable influence of TikTok or the ever-changing Spotify algorithm, you didn’t let the shifting landscape stop you from growing your music.

To help you out, we covered everything from emerging trends to online promotion basics to help you find the fans you deserve online.

You mastered rhythm theory

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We couldn’t leave harmony out entirely! Check out Anthony’s guide to the progressions used in Drill music.

Sometimes it feels like chords and harmonic progressions get all the attention when it comes to music theory.

But this year we focused on another other essential component of musical composition—rhythm.

Whether it was unlocking the mysterious of swing, or exploring the fundamentals of Afro-cuban patterns, you took the time to improve your groove.

You got free resources

Learning music on your own is no easy task.

At times you may need a little help to get unstuck, or break through creative blocks.

That’s why we decided to create our free downloadable resources for everything from MIDI chords to DAW templates.

The best part? You can follow along with our posts or videos to learn as you go with these helpful aids.

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Every downloadable we’ve ever created is now available in one place—the Resources section of the new LANDR Blog.

You added to your home studio

What’s the perfect home studio setup? The answer is unique to every creator—and always changing.

This year you took advantage of advancements in tech and new products to get even closer to your ideal studio.

We kept our finger on the pulse with monthly roundups of the best new gear, and covered important product categories like the emerging trend of USB-C audio interfaces.

You got the most out of LANDR

The LANDR team was busier than ever releasing new tools and improving the platform in 2022.

As you may have noticed, the LANDR Blog has an all new look!

The redesigned experience gives you even better ways to explore and discover the material you need to grow.

The redesigned LANDR Blog gives you even better ways to explore and discover the material you need to grow.

But that’s not all we brought you in 2022.

We released our first ever effects plugins, introduced royalty splits and made it easier than ever to collaborate online.

Best of all? We debuted our best ever collection for music creators—LANDR Studio.

Studio is a greatest hit collection of everything offered on the LANDR platform. With access to Mastering, Distribution, Samples and a growing library of pro-tier software, it’s an end-to-end solution for creators.

You learned along with us

Finally, you joined us over at the LANDR YouTube channel as Anthony, Peggy, Isabelle, Matt and Eve tackled music production topics in style.

In fact, we officially hit 100K subs back in February! (Not that we occasionally take breaks in the office to polish the plaque or anything…)

Thanks for helping us make it to 100K!

If you haven’t followed us yet, come on by the channel for some tips, tricks and good old-fashioned fun.

Here’s a selection of your favorite video content of the year:

The beginner's guide to vocal reverb.

Anthony takes on Juice WRLD's signature style.

Battle of the DAWs?

A new year is coming

With 2022 behind us, what are your hopes for the new year?

If you’re anything like us, you’re gearing up for the next chapter in your musical journey.

No matter what your goals are, the LANDR Blog will be there to lend a hand.

May 2023 be your best year yet!


Various contributors from the LANDR team of music mentors.


Gear guides, tips, tutorials, inspiration and more—delivered weekly.

Keep up with the LANDR Blog.