What to do when you've already raided your existing sample libraries and synth presets when looking for noise-based percussive sounds? Turn to Logic Pro's ES1 and create your own!
Once you've tried using Ableton Live 9's new audio to MIDI feature you may not wish to live without it. Noah Pred explores the ins and outs in detail.
The obvious improvements in Cubase 7 include MixConsole, Chord Track and VariAudio 2.0. However, it also holds some less well-known cards up its sleeve(s). Hollin Jones conjures up 7 crafty tips.
What is it about MIDI that it has not only endured 30 years of studio and live usage... but continues to thrive in all environments? Peter Schwartz delves deep into its wonderful inner workings.
Music is all about the groove. In this tutorial Darren Burgos gets down and dirty in Logic Pro and shows you how to create your own custom grooves that'll spice up your tracks.
New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.
Making your mixes fatter (in the low-end section) needn't involve overzealous use of plug-ins. Mo Volans shares his experience with these tricks for deepening the rumbles in your mix.
The new MIDI editing features in Ableton Live 9 allow for some nifty workflow tricks. G. W. Childs shows how you can use the transposition and MIDI stretch markers for slicker MIDI editing goodness.
Are you continually searching for the perfect new drum kit? It's easy to go through kit after kit, isn't it! G. W. Childs shows how to home brew kits using synths in Reason.
Glad to see the back of the wave of "Harlem Shake" videos that invaded YouTube? Humor us (and yourself) for a little while longer as Gary Hiebner creates a similar styled project in Ableton Live.
General rule of thumb is that mastering is best done by a professional engineer. However, more musicians are choosing to master their own music, so it's a good idea to have a mastering template...
If your vocal parts are sounding a little flat or uninspiring, you can do either go instrumental or learn how to better process your vocal tracks in Reason. Hollin Jones shows you how.
"New browser features" may not sound as exciting a "new synth" or "effect". G. W. Childs explains why this new addition to Live 9 is important, and how'll prove popular with Live users.
Mike Watkinson, ADE, shows how to quickly and effortlessly create a solo violin sampled instrument in Logic Pro - something strangely lacking in the included content for Apple's flagship DAW.
Creating an ergonomic work environment is so important for everyone, including music producers. Jim Pavett shows how, and explains the meaning of "5S" concepts.