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Five Ideas on Using Hardware to Start Tracks

Don't just drag a loop from your desktop to your DAW - find inspiring ways of using hardware to kick off ideas for new tracks with these top tips!

DivKid Explores Different Eurorack Patch Noise Types

Noise is sometimes less well understood than oscillators, but it's just as important when making synth patches. Here's a quick guide to the different noise types and how to use them.

Remixing From Stems in Ableton Live

Giving or receiving stems for remixing purposes is common in the production world. Here's how to work with them in Ableton Live.

Harmonic DJ Mixing: How to Do It. Why It Works. Why Using Mixed in Key Helps

Understanding the relationship between the key of different music tracks can make you a better and more effective DJ. Joshua Casper explains the science behind Harmonic DJ Mixing.

Using Cubase 9's Audio Processing Tools To Create Atmospheres & Effects

Cubase has a great set of tools for processing audio offline. Here’s how you can “abuse” them to mash and mangle audio into something unique. 

Parallel Processing Using Maschine

Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.

Watch Out When Mixing Low End: Standing Waves & Room Modes

Understanding the acoustics of your working space is key to getting mixes that travel well, especially when it comes to low end. Joe Albano explains why.

Dealing With GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

We all lust after shiny new gear from time to time, but is it always a good idea? Shane Berry has some advice on when to leap, and when to only look.

Shaping Sounds With The Coupler Filter in Arturia's Moog Modular V

Get into the details of how the Moog Modular V from Arturia generates and shapes its sounds with this short video.

Recording and Production: Close-Miking Techniques

Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.

Music Producer Workflow: iPad To Desktop

Moving between iOS and desktop has got easier and smoother than ever with the advent of AirDrop and iCloud Drive. Here’s how it works, including a couple of Logic tricks you may not have known about.

3 Essential Ableton Live Techniques to Help You Be a Better Producer

Here are 3 incredibly useful techniques to use while working inside Ableton Live that will help you make music better, faster, and more efficiently. 

This Video Explores Akai MPC Live's Connectivity Options & Rear Panel

Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.

Choosing The Right Sampler: Top 5 Sampler Shootout

Stumped by samplers? Confused by choice? Matt Vanacoro is here to guide you through some of the very best virtual samplers he has ever used.

Get Your Groove On: Basic Swing Notation

Notating swing has always been difficult, and various techniques have emerged over the years. Jay Asher explains what they are and how to approach this task.