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Here's Some Fundamental Keyboard Skills Every Producer Should Know

Understanding the basics of keyboard playing needn't be scary even if you've never had format training. In this quick video, Matt Vanacoro explains how to play major scales.

5 Advanced Sound Design Tips For Reason 10's Europa

Reason 10 comes with Europa, a powerful and advanced synthesizer. Here are 5 top tips for better sound design. 

BitWig Studio 2 - Master Phase Distortion For Better Synth Sound Design

In this video, Thavius Beck shows you how Phase-4 generates its sound, and how creative phase distortion tweaking can get you great sound design results.

Cubase: Supercharge Your Workflow With These 10 Power Tips

We can all use a few more shortcuts, power moves and timesavers when working in Cubase. Here are 10 you may not have known.

Elektron Octatrack MkII's Sampling Tools Explained

Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Ableton Live 10 Drum Buss Audio Effect

The Drum Buss effect in Ableton Live 10 can add some much-needed Boom to your rhythmic parts. Noah Pred recommends you jump on it while it's still fresh...

How To Make Your Tracks More Interesting Using Logic Pro X's Step FX Plugin

Adding dynamic modulation to any part in a Logic session just got easier. Joshua Carney explores the Step FX plug in this short video.

10 Workflow Enhancing Keyboard Shortcuts For Ableton Live 10 (Arrangement View)

Here are 10 cool keyboard shortcuts and workflow techniques to effortlessly enhance your Ableton Live experience. How many did you know?

How To Use Logic Pro X’s Built-In Plugins Only For Mixing And Mastering

Logic Pro X ships with one of the most all-encompassing instrument and effect bundles of any DAW. But is it enough to fulfil all your musical needs? Joe Albano finds out.

Exploring The Complex Oscillator in Arturia Buchla Easel V

Get to the heart of sound shaping in this unique and powerful synth recreation. Rishabh Rajan takes you on a guided tour of the complex oscillator section of the Buchla Easel V.

How To Bitcrush Using Resampler Rack Extension In Propellerhead Reason Synthetic Rig 3

Bring downsampling, bitcrushing and a retro feel to your Reason tracks with this module from Synthetic Rig V3. Mo Volans explains how it's done.

Ableton Live 10 Tutorial: Echo To Infinity

The new Echo effect in Ableton Live 10 has far more interesting abilities than first meet the eye. In this tutorial, dub aficionado Noah Pred shows you why he think's it's the best echo on the block.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.

Spice Up Your MIDI Parts In Ableton Live 10 With MIDI FX

Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.