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Spice Up Your MIDI Parts In Ableton Live 10 With MIDI FX

Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.

How To Make Your Productions Sound Analog Using Logic Pro X's Plugins

Working in the digital domain doesn't mean your productions can't get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro's plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.

Modular Apple Mac Pro Coming In 2019: The Options For Musicians & Producers

With Apple's new modular Mac Pro now not coming until 2019, what are your options for getting a high-powered Mac in the meantime? Hollin Jones lays out your choices.

How To Use (Almost) Any MIDI controller With NI Traktor

By creating custom MIDI maps or using a pre-mapped MIDI controller you can get great hands-on control of your DJ performances from hardware. Sara Simms shows you how to set it up.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Editing MIDI

MIDI is extremely flexible, but using it to its fullest potential means being aware of some of the less obvious pitfalls you can encounter when editing. Joe Albano shares his expert tips.

The Fairlight CMI Cost $32,000 But You Can Get Its Sound For Much Less

Arturia's recreation of this classic multi-instrument makes capturing its sound a reality for almost anyone. Here, Nigel Broad explains why it is so revered among musicians and producers.

Apple Dropping Intel Chips: What This Might Mean For Mac Musicians

All the signs point to Apple transitioning its Mac computers away from Intel and onto its own processors. And the implications for musicians could be huge.

How To Clean Up Audio Recordings In Cubase

There are dedicated plug-ins you can buy to clean up audio files, but Cubase has some great tools already built in. Here are some techniques for using them to their fullest.

The Advantages Of A Pro Recording Studio Over Your Home Studio

Home studios are great but there are many things a pro studio offers that are simply impossible to do in a smaller space. Rich Tozzoli shares his reasons for going pro...

Logic Pro X 10.4: Smart Tempo Modes Demystified

In this short video, Joe Albano explains each of Logic 10.4's new Smart Tempo modes for automatic audio analysis, as well as how and when to use them for maximum effect.

3 Excellent Workflow Tips For Ableton Live 10

Live 10 brings some great new timesaving workflow enhancements to the party. In this quick tutorial, Noah Pred shows you three of his favorite ways to take control of your Live sessions.

Here's How To Unlock The Power Of Omnisphere's Arpeggiator

See how to use Omnisphere's arpeggiator to add movement and life to sample and synth-based sounds in Spectrasonics' legendary virtual instrument.

How To Avoid Bad Contracts: Advice For Musicians, Producers & Sound Designers

It can be a minefield out there when trying to negotiate the best deal for your work. Here's some invaluable advice from a producer who's seen all the tricks...

Krotos Audio Dehumaniser Vocal Processor: Designing A Patch From Scratch

Dehumaniser from Krotos Audio is a powerful voice processor and synthesizer that's capable of amazing results. This short video shows you how to build a patch from scratch.

Tempo Sync All Your Audio In Logic Pro X

Tempo analysis and matching took a major leap forward with the Logic Pro X 10.4 update. In this tutorial, Darren Burgos shows how it works and how it can save you masses of time when editing.