Joshua Casper

Joshua Casper

Joshua Casper is an accomplished live performer, DJ, producer, and music educator. His specialties are centered in and around Ableton Live and Native Instruments. His educational material has been featured on Ableton.com and Maxforlive.com as well as a myriad of large music production websites. His music has been featured on Dubstep.net, Midtempo.net, Trap and Bass, and too many others to list here.

Articles by Joshua Casper

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Review: Aroma by Ploytec

What do you get if you combine salt, pepper, sugar and chili? Something that smells interesting. Joshua Casper checks out Aroma...

Harmonic DJ Mixing: How to Do It. Why It Works. Why Using Mixed in Key Helps

Understanding the relationship between the key of different music tracks can make you a better and more effective DJ. Joshua Casper explains the science behind Harmonic DJ Mixing.

MP3 is Dead! Expired Patents and Why AAC Is A Better Compressed Audio Format

You may have read about MP3 being discontinued recently. Joshua Casper explains and demonstrates why it doesn't matter and how AAC is superior for those who choose to listen to compressed audio.

3 Essential Ableton Live Techniques to Help You Be a Better Producer

Here are 3 incredibly useful techniques to use while working inside Ableton Live that will help you make music better, faster, and more efficiently. 

The Definitive Guide to Rendering Stems from Ableton Live 9

Getting your audio tracks out of Live for transfer, backup or mixing need not be a hassle. Joshua Casper explains everything you need to know about stems.

DIY Motion Sensing Device Controller for Ableton Live Using Arduino & Max

Do self-built motion sensors for Ableton Live sound wildly futuristic? Well the future is now! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to build your own.

Piper Payne Shows Us Around Her $150K Analog Mastering Studio

Piper Payne talks about her $150k analog mastering room and gets real about the price points for professional mastering services in this useful 2 minute video.

Review: Function Loops – Future Deep Tech Sample Pack

If you need a bunch of construction kits to help you jump start your live Deep Tech set, Function Loops' latest could be well worth a look. Joshua Casper finds out whether it is one for the future...

Review: MasterCheck Pro, Adjust To Different Loudness Normalisation Standards

Mastering your music for the plethora of possible listening devices out there just got a whole lot easier, and you won't need to be a rocket scientist to use it.

How To Build A Dynamic EQ Inside Ableton Live

This excellent tutorial on how to make a Dynamic EQ with Ableton Live Devices and Max for Live by Joshua Casper could save you time and money, and help your productions sound great.

Review: Sonic Faction Hypermorph For Ableton Live

With a unique workflow and slick design, could Sonic Faction's Hypermorph Max For Live instrument be just what you've been waiting for?

Creating An Analog Arduino Controller for Ableton Live

Before you retreat, this tutorial requires NO soldering or coding skills! With an Arduino Uno, Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and select tools you can make your own analog controller for Ableton Live!

Watch Befaco Demo Eurorack Analog Spring Reverb Module

Befaco is synonymous with professional DIY musical hardware.  In this Eurorack Masterclass we get a good look at their newest gear and a good listen to a couple freestyle modular sessions!

Ableton Live Racks: From Basic To Beyond

Ableton Live's racks can be as simple and complex as you wish them to be. Don't be put off by perceived complexity though. There's lots of cool things you can do and Joshua Casper shows some here.

DIY: How To Repair & Build XLR Cables

If your studio XLR cables is damaged and in need of repair, or your fancy building your own XLR to 1/4" TS plug, you've come to the right place. Joshua Casper shows you how in this useful tutorial.