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Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.

Advanced Ableton Live Drum Processing Techniques

Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.

Here's How To Create A Classic Acid Bassline With Roland's TB-03

Here's how to use the classic Step Input method on Roland's Boutique TB-03 bass sequencer and synthesizer to make a cool-sounding acid bass sequence.

What Is Filter Disco? A Guide For Electronic Producers

This popular genre of dance music is easier to make than you might think - but you'll need to know the fundamentals. Olav Basoski reveals all in this short video.

Building Synthetic Rhythms with Europa In Reason 10

The Europa Shapeshifting Synth in Reason 10 is a powerhouse instrument with almost endless possibilities. Here, learn how to make a rhythmic patch that sounds great.

Making A Fat Lead Using Propellerhead Reason’s Europa Synth

Reason 10 comes with the mighty Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer. While it has some awesome presets, making your own can be even better. Here’s how to create a really fat lead. 

5 Tips For Reducing Recording Latency

Latency can ruin a recording performance, but it doesn't have to! Follow these 5 tips to find out how to minimize or even eliminate latency altogether.

Getting Started With the Roland TB-03 Synth

Roland's Boutique TB-03 synth is great for making acid bass sequences that evoke classic EDM tracks. Here's how to get started and make your first sequence.

Fundamentals Of Amplifiers Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.

How To Effectively Use In-Ear Monitors

In-ear monitors are a crucial tool for all kinds of live performers. But how do you choose the ones that are right for you, balancing price and functionality? Matt Vanacoro shares his experience.

10 Reasons To Upgrade From GarageBand To Logic Pro X

GarageBand shares a lot of its DNA with Logic, but the bigger app has a ton of features that GarageBand lacks. Here are 10 reasons to make the leap.

Take Your Gadget Skills Up A Gear With These Videos On Korg's Flagship Sequencer

Korg's Gadget sequencer for Mac, PC and iOS is a fun and powerful way to make beats, record guitars and put tracks together. Here are two videos to get your skills up to speed.

Mono To Stereo Plugins That Make Guitar Tracks Shine

Guitars generally work in mono but by adding stereo effects with these plugins you can increase the space and size of your guitar tracks. Read on to find out how it works.

Music Theory: Using Drones and Common Tones

Here's how using different kinds of common tones - additional notes held as part of a chord - can add an extra quality to your playing and go beyond simple chord structures.

Creating Your Own Loops? Here's How to Solve The Delay & Reverb Tail Problem

Time-based effects can leave a tail which makes cutting audio loops tricky. Adam Pollard has the solution - and it's simpler than you might think.