Creating hip hop loops for yourself or to sell commercially can be great fun. Here are some tip tips to help you get hipping, hopping, and hopefully not stopping.
Mastering is the very final part of the production process. Here, Hollin Jones guides you through each step you'll need to take to get it right using Steinberg WaveLab.
Chord generators can help you with inspiration, composition and getting past a creative block. Here's how some of the different models available can work for you.
Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference - tips, tricks and techniques that can take a recording from good to great. Joe Albano explains four of his favorites.
Mastering skratches is essential if you want to improve your DJ skills. In this quick tutorial, Sara Simms shows you how to combine multiple skratches into combos for even better results.
PositiveGrid's Bias has matured into a truly wide-ranging set of tools for designing and managing your guitar and amp tones. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to deal with all your presets.
Ever wondered how to get the absolute maximum out of your Roland Tr-09 drum machine? Jade Wii is here with some expert tips, tricks and shortcuts to make your day!
Templates in Logic - and any DAW - can save you a bunch of time setting up and let you get straight to the business of making music. Joe Albano explains how they work.
Performing lots of small, tedious tasks in Cubase is a thing of the past once you discover the Project Logical Editor and its ability to batch process all kinds of actions.
Wait, come back! There really are good reasons why strategically giving away some of your music in certain situations can help build your profile. Read on to find out how it works.
With so many synths out there it can be daunting knowing where to begin looking. But it needn't be! Here are some excellent tips on choosing your first synth from someone with quite the collection...
Three friends from a small town changed the face of electronic music across the world. But how did it happen? Here's Sara Simms to tell the story.
Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.
We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.
PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.