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How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples

Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.

5 Reasons You Should Finish That Song... Even If You Don't Want To

Forcing yourself to finish songs rather than leaving them to gather dust for years can be a positive experience. G.W Childs outlines five reasons why this is true.

Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?

The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.

Here's How Easy It Is To Make Beats & Loops In Korg Gadget

Korg's Gadget has come to the Mac desktop and in this short video, Hollin Jones guides you through adding modules, programming beats and synth lines to make a track in a couple of minutes.

A DIY Guide To Separating Sounds From Their Backgrounds

Unpicking audio elements from an already-mixed file is the holy grail of audio production. Joe Albano looks at the state of play, and what's currently possible in this field.

How To Keep Your Drum 'n' Bass Tracks Sounding Dynamic, Varied And Interesting

A lack of variation can be the death of any drum'n'bass project. In this short video, Multiplier shows you a few simple tricks to keep your drums and basses interesting over the course of a track.

5 Tips for a Successful Facebook Live Performance

Just pressing the Go button isn't enough to guarantee a good performance. Here, G.W Childs shares some of the things he's learned from hosting live streams.

Ableton Live File Management Guidelines

It's not the most glamorous part of being a Live user, but proper file management is essential to keeping everything running smoothly. Joshua Casper explains why.

4 Popular Analog Consoles & Their Emulations

The sound of these legendary consoles can be heard on countless classic albums spanning many genres. Even in the software age you can still capture it, as Joe Albano explains.

How to Setup Traktor with the Rane 62/64 DJ Mixer

Do you love Rane mixers but prefer to DJ with Traktor? Would you like to use Rane's custom Traktor mappings for Rane 62/64 mixers, but aren't quite sure how to start? You're in the right place.

Here's How To Quickly Comp Audio Takes In Logic Pro X

Compositing audio takes is an essential skill for crafting the perfect performance. In this video, Booker Edwards shows you how to do it in Logic Pro.

Creating Drum Patches in MicroTonic That Morph

MicroTonic is a cool synth and unusual in that it is able to exchange sounds with the Pocket Operator PO-32. G.W Childs shows you how to use the software to make morphing drum patches.

Creating Macros In Cubase

Macros are chains of actions that you can trigger with a single click or key command, and that can save you a bunch of time. Here's how to create them in Cubase.

How to Create a Richie Hawtin Style Delay

If you love the sound of Richie Hawtin's signature delay effect, you'll want to read this detailed guide on how to replicate the effect for yourself. Sara Simms reveals all.