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Getting Started with MIDI Mappings in Traktor

Take a tour of Native Instruments' Traktor with DJ Sara Simms as she shows you how to get started with MIDI mappings for your own customised controllers.

Using the Novation Twitch with Ableton Live

Novation's Twitch is ideally suited to work with Serato ITCH... but it doesn't stop there. Tadhg Leonard shows how you can expertly set up Twitch as a controller for Ableton Live.

Review: iZotope Trash 2

Lovers of Trash by iZotope take note... Trash 2, the celebrated multiband distortion plug-in is here. Toby Pitman puts this versatile plug-in through its paces.

5 Ways to Keep Your Music Studio Organized

The last thing you want is to trip over cabling, injure your back or mistrust your mixes in your project studio. Rich Tozzoli offers 5 easy steps on staying organized and productive.

Using the Hyper Editor to Jump Between Program and Pitch Changes in Logic Pro

Logic Pro's Hyper Editor isn't the prettiest to look at - but is incredibly powerful and useful. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Hyper Editor to jump between Program changes and pitch changes.

Review: RealGuitar 3. The Best Realistic Acoustic Guitar Tones?

Ever since the synthetic instruments, we've has been trying to create realistic guitar instruments, cue RealGuitar3... Hollin Jones frets not as he tests out what RealGuitar3 has on offer.

Does Reading Music Make you a Better Musician?

Think musician, and you may picture sheet music reading. But, is the ability to read music important? How crucial is it for professionals relying on computer software? Toby Pitman explores.

Review: Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus

With the recent launch of the CDJ-2000nexus, has Pioneer has once again jumped ahead of the DJ industry crowd? Sara Simms puts it to the test in this in-depth review.

Using Reason's CV System for Advanced Modulation

Dig deeper into how to utilize the CV/Gate system in Propellerhead's Reason for advanced modulation mastery. Mo Volans takes you through step by step.

Interview: Hiroshi Watanabe on the Vestax TR-1 Controller

Hiroshi Watanabe is a definitive force in modern Japanese electronic music. Well known for designing the custom Vestax TR-1 controller for Traktor, we tracked him down for this exclusive interview.

Review: Blade by Rob Papen

There's soft synths and there's soft synths... and when Rob Papen releases a virtual instrument you can be sure it'll create cutting edge sounds. GW Childs cuts to the chase in this review of Blade.

Creating Triplet Style Beats with Ableton’s Simple Delay

Get your Ableton beats into the swing (of things) with this fab tip by Gary Hiebner on using Ableton's Simple Delay for loose, triplet-style rhythmic patterns.

Review: UA Apollo Audio Interface

It didn't ned much (read: any) convincing to get Toby Pitman to review the UAD Apollo audio interface. He was expecting big things from this lovely bit of kit... and he wasn't left wanting!

Review: Cubasis: The Definitive DAW for iPad?

Before GarageBand for iOS was introduced, a DAW on a tablet seemed far-fetched. GB for iOS (and Auria) changed all that, though there's still room for more. So, how does Cubasis for iPad fare?

Flip Dem Sounds in Logic Pro

Reversing / flipping / twisting sounds can bring much joy when making beats or designing sound effects. Darren Burgos demonstrates how to do all this and more in Logic Pro.