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.

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Interview: UVI on The Future of Music Software & Effects

In continuing our series of interviewing some of the best VST & VSTi makers, movers and shakers I got to fire off some questions to UVI about the present and future of audio plugins.

Ableton Live Secrets: 5 Hidden Features in 10 Devices

Joshua Casper uncovers and reveals 5 lesser known features in Ableton Live'S built-in devices that might surprise you.

Interview with Serum’s GUI Designer + Free Live Skin

Xfer Records Serum has taken the plugin synth world by storm since its release. In this interview with GUI designer, Lance Thackeray, we discover how the plug-ins lovely interface became a reality.

Review: Levels by 29Palms, Mixing & Mastering Just Got Easier?

29Palms have come up with an ingenious plugin. Levels is designed to analyse what's wrong with your mix and help you fix it in a very visually attractive way. Joshua Casper puts it to the test.

Ultimate Ableton Live Guide to Saving CPU

If your Live session is making your computer grunt & groan under the workload, then this article from Joshua Casper is for you. Here's a multitude of ways to cut back on the CPU load in Ableton Live.

How To Build A Condenser Microphone For Less Than $8

If we told you that you could build your own omnidirectional condenser microphone for less than $8 in under 3 minutes you might not believe me. But you can! And Joshua Casper shows you how.

Review: UVI Thorus Polyphase Modulation Effect

Today UVI announced their latest audio effect plug-in, Thorus, a polyphase modulation effect. In this world-first review Joshua Casper discovers whether this truly is next evolution of chorus effects.

Review: World by Ned Rush â€" Max Visual Performance Tools

Isotonik Studios and Ned Rush are well known for their Max for Live visual performance tools. So how does the new World Max for Live device stack up? Joshua Casper finds out.

Chords & Scales Max For Live Devices Helps You Learn Music Theory in Ableton Live (FREE)

Download these 2 free Max for Live devices designed to help you quickly find the right chords and scales inside Ableton Live while you're composing and producing. And they're FREE!

How to Build Your First Amplifier

Curious about building your own amplifier but aren't sure where or how to begin? Here's a great place to start! Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project to make an amplifier on a budget.

Ableton Tutorial: Automatically De-Noise Audio Without 3rd-Party Plug-Ins

Ableton Live is a treasure trove for musicians, sound designers and audio editors. It turns out you can create a de-noise module without 3rd party plug-ins if you know how. Joshua Casper shows how!

Steve Duda on The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Steve Duda, the man behind Xfer Records' Serum synth, Cthulhu and LFO tool, shares his take on the future of VSTs and VSTis. A fascinating read for all producers and computer musicians.

Interview: Rob Papen on The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Rob Papen is known for his excellent sounding and well designed software synths and effects. In this interview we chat with him about the future of the VST / VSTi, and music software in general.

Review: External Resampler 1.0 by Tom Cosm

External Resampler is a free automatic hardware / VSTi resampling program for Mac and Windows that makes resampling a much simpler and more streamlined experience. Yay!

How To Build A Simple Hardware Synthesizer

Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.