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Essentials Ableton Live 9 Shortcuts

One of the things existing Ableton Live users notice about Live 9 are the workflow improvements, which can free you up to concentrate on making music! Here's 4 Live 9 shortcuts from G. W. Childs.

5 Trusted Tips for DAW Organization

Whether you're a producer or a mixer, or a musical collaborator, getting organized in your DAW can save you hours of time and free up some creative headspace. Rich Tozzoli shares his 5 trusted tips.

Real-Schmeal. Give Your Sample-Based Orchestral Pieces the Gift of Creativity

Is it desirable, to make your sample-based instruments sound as close to the "real-thing" as possible? Jay Asher suggests an alternative approach when creating orchestral pieces in your DAW.

Review: Audiobus: "Rewire" for iOS Audio Apps

If you wish to route audio and MIDI internally on a Mac, there are a number of useful options. On the iPad/iPhone platform, however, it becomes more tricky... that is until Audiobus arrived!!

10 Essential Tips for Serato ITCH

Calling all DJs: It's time to scratch that (Serato) Itch! Tadhg Leonard shares his 10 most essential tips for Serato ITCH. Do yourself a favor and get clued up with these DJing tips now!

Creating Synth Percussion With Thor in Reason

So you've sampled every object you can possibly find in your quest to make drum and percussion hits... but you're not satisfied? Join Mo Volans as he twists synth percussion out of Reason's Thor.

Review: Blue Microphones Spark Digital USB and iPad

USB microphones have matured over the past few years, and Blue Microphone's Spark Digital is proof that you don't need to compromise when it comes to looks and audio quality.

Film Scoring: Workarounds for Exporting Audio to Movie in Logic Pro 9

When Logic Pro went 64-bit many people rejoiced. But the potential to load more samples into RAM brought a downside... the export audio back to video was broken. Peter Schwartz explores workarounds.

How to Create Two Advanced Mappings in Traktor Pro

Sara Simms is here to take you beyond the techniques in her recent article on creating MIDI mappings in Traktor Pro. Learn how to create 2 advanced mappings in NIs Traktor Pro.

Review: Audio Damage Bitcom

Audio Damage has built up a reputation of producing audio plug-ins that live up their name (in a good way!) Toby Pitman discovers their latest offering, Bitcom, provides many levels of destruction.

Optimising Drum Racks in Ableton Live 9

Seems that most everything about Ableton has been designed with it being extremely playable in some way. And that's also true of Drum Racks in Live 9. G. W. shares tips on how to optimize them.

Planning a Live Set List

A well chosen set list can turn a good performance of songs into a memorable live experience. In this article G. W. Childs shares some tips to help you turn a good gig into a stunning set.

Review: iMashup for iOS

Mixed in Key's iMashup for iOS is designed to make making mashups much more manageable! Sara Simms takes it for spin in this feature review for MPV Hub.

How Sound Affects You: Making Binaural Beats

Continuing our series of sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold is back exploring what binaural beats are and how they can be used for enhanced states of relaxation in your productions.

Review: Z3TA+2: Galaxy of Sound

Cakewalk are known for creating excellent tools for PC musicians. Now the Z3TA+2 synth is available for Mac! Once you've finished rejoicing, read the review by Noah Pred & download the 30 day trial!