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Dirty Up Your Sounds With Native Instruments’ Freak, Dirt and Bite

These three FX plugins, part of the Komplete 12 package or available separately, can add a new dimension of dirt to your tracks. Here’s how you could do it.

Mixing While Recording or Producing: When To Do It & When Not To

Mixing isn't just something you do at the end of a production, but how much of it should you be doing as you go along? Hollin Jones has some wise words of advice...

Smart Tempo in Logic Pro X 10.4.2 - Get Perfect Timing Without A Click

Logic Pro X 10.4.2 brings Smart Tempo features to MIDI, freeing you from the click track if you so choose. Here's how to use its different modes to get a more natural performance.

MIDI Techniques Explored - Event Vs. Region Quantization

Do you know the difference between MIDI events and regions, and how each one is affected by quantization? Find out in this video.

Unleashing The Power Of The Yamaha Montage (And MODX!)

Get the absolute maximum out of your Yamaha Montage and MODX hardware with these free software add-ons - some are only free for a limited time so act now!

Song Setup In PreSonus Studio One 4

Understanding the basics of setting up your projects means smoother workflow and moving more quickly to recording. Here's how it's done in Studio One 4.

A Reason User’s Guide To Modulation

Reason has some of the easiest yet most powerful modulation capabilities of any DAW. In this tutorial, learn how to harness it to make a bass patch come to life.

Tracking With The UAD Century Tube And Apollo Twin

See how Matt Vanacoro uses UAD's Century Tube and Apollo Twin units to record in his studio with this hands-on video tutorial.

How To Liberate Your Hard Drive By Transferring Logic Pro X's Sound Library To An External Drive

At long last, Logic users have the option to move their core sound library and free up lots of space on their drives with the latest 10.4.2 update. See how in this free course.

Ableton Live 10 Advanced Beat Juggling Using Legato Mode

Legato Mode and Follow Actions are core components of Live’s Session View that open up powerful new frontiers of creativity for stage and studio. Here's how they work.

How To Revitalise Your Loop Library By Slicing Audio With Akai MPC 2 Software

Slicing audio into regions so it can be played like an instrument is at the heart of how the MPC software works. This video shows you how it's done.

Producer Workflow Tips For All DAWs

No matter which DAW you use, here are some universal tips and techniques that will help you streamline your workflow and work smarter, not harder.

Using External Instruments With Modular Synthesizers

The open design of most Eurorack systems means it's easy to introduce external instruments into the signal path. And there are very good reasons for doing so, as Scott Riesterer explains.

Build A Four-Layer Synth Bass With Propellerhead Reason 10's Layers Module

Use Layers' four modules and library of oscillators sampled from legendary synths to create fat bass sounds and more to punch up your productions.

Creating Stunning Sci-Fi Transitions In Ableton Live

Bleeps, sweeps and other sci fi style transitions can really liven a track up. In this tutorial, G.W Childs shows you how it's done in Ableton Live.