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Writing Music For A Client? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Rights

There are many kinds of deal available when you are commissioned to write music. Paul Bissell explains what you need to know to ensure you get the best one for you.

How To Make Your Mixes Translate To Smaller Listening Systems

There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.

Using Chaos Oscillators To Bring Movement To Your Bass Sounds In Serum

An element of unpredictability can be programmed into your synths to add character, warmth and depth to any bass patch. Multiplier shows you how.

5 Strategies To Save Money When Recording In A Studio

Using pro studios is a great idea but here are some excellent tips to help you prepare and maximize your time while you're there so you get the best possible bang for your buck.

Using Your Voice Instead Of A Synth As Lead Instrument In Ableton Live

Why turn to a synth when a voice can do just as well, and sounds great? Here's how to achieve great results with a voice instead of a synth in Ableton Live.

A Synth With No Presets: Experiencing The Joys of The Korg Arp Odyssey

Working without a preset system can help you to learn the controls of your instrument in a particularly deep and intuitive way. Here, we look at the Korg Arp Odyssey.

Discover Bitwig Studio 2's New Modulators

With a new, infinite modulation system and a bunch of new devices, Bitwig Studio 2 opens up an incredible world of creative possibilities. Thavius Beck explains how it works.

7 Modeled Instruments You Might Not Believe Are Emulations

Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.

Tweaking Your Organ Sounds in 4 Easy Steps

Hammond organ emulations have improved immeasurably over the years. Here are four pro tips to help you make your organ playing sound as authentic as possible.

Combinator Mapping and Transposition for Live Performance in Reason

The Combinator is one of Reason's most powerful devices. Here's how to take advantage of it to unlock truly creative live performances.

Watch A Tour Of Roland's Ultra Portable Boutique JX-03 Synth

Roland's affordable and ultra-portable Boutique JX-03 is endless fun. Watch Rishabh Rajan's quick overview to learn your way around its controls.

Re-Amping With A Real Amp Vs. Plugins

Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.

How To Make A Majestic Bass Pad In Sylenth Like Torul's Saviour of Love

Ever wanted to make an amazing bass pad sound in Sylenth1? Torul is here to share his secrets and show you exactly how to do it.

Go Psychedelic By Uncovering The Secrets Of Ableton Live's Flanger Effect

Thought flanging was just for retro sounds? Think again! Noah Pred explains how it can liven up almost any part.

Tips for Recording a Live Percussionist

Live percussion can add a lot to a recording session. Here are some tips to help you capture it as accurately as possible.