Ableton Live's Sampler is capable of much more than basic sample playback. Here, Joshua Casper takes you through some of its more advanced applications like creating your own instruments.
Gadget doesn't have audio tracks, but there's a clever workaround for slicing and sequencing audio loops anyway, and it harks back to the days of MIDI triggered hardware. Here's how it works.
Being original can be one of the toughest parts of composing new music. Here are five steps to help you avoid repetition and come up with some truly new ideas.
MetaRecorder is an iOS app that goes above and beyond what many similar audio recording apps can do. Matt Vanacoro found it changed his whole approach to recording voiceover.
Logic Pro X has more tools for pitching and tuning audio than you may have realised, and it works just as flexibly as editing MIDI pitch does. Darren Burgos explains.
Adding movement and effects to your pad sounds can really enhance a track by introducing more life and motion to the body of the music. Here's how to do it in any synth.
Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.
Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!
Your kick drum is key to the sound of your house track. In this short video, Olav Basoski breaks down how to choose, shape and sculpt the perfect bass drum in Logic.
In a departure from the serious side of music production tutorials and techniques, Jay Asher takes us on a journey through musical history with these 10 unusual facts that will surprise you.
iMaschine is a great iOS app for making beats and patterns on the move but if you want to really expand your project into a fully fledged song, here are some techniques you can use to do it.
NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.
If you want to add movement and energy to your Peak patterns, the arpeggiator is a great way to do it. Watch this video to find out how sequencer heaven is only a couple of buttons away...
A good bass sound is key to almost any kind of music production, but how can non-bassists ensure they're getting the best results? Joe Albano breaks down better bass for everyone.
One generation can sometimes have preconceived ideas about another. Here, JAde Wii debunks some notions you may have held, or been on the receiving end of.