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Pursuing A Career In Music? Hang On To Hope When The Tide Seems To Be Against You

There are some seminal songs that encourage us to see the silver lining behind every cloud and believe in hope. And hope is something those pursuing a musical career need to have more than most.

How to Use Four Effects on Pioneer DJ Mixers

So you want your DJ sets to be full of creative effects? Sara Simms shows how to add four effects to your mixes when DJing on Pioneer Mixers like the DJM900.

Here’s How To Use Novation Circuit As An Expressive MIDI Controller

We all know that Circuit is a powerful Groovebox, but did you know you can use it as a MIDI controller too? Thavius Beck shows how the velocity sensitive pads make it an ideal choice.

5 Mistakes to Avoid For The One-Man Band / Solo Producer

As music making tools become more accessible, it's easier than ever to ditch the band and record and produce an album by yourself. Here are 5 pitfalls to avoid when doing solo.

Make An XY Pad With PreSonus Studio One’s Macros

PreSonus Studio One is a powerful DAW and more so considering its relatively young age. In this tutorial we explore how to create an XY pad using the Macro feature and control it with the Remote app.

Mixing Tips: Using a Mastering Chain To Kick Up The Mix

The advice from most is to not have any effects on your master channel when mixing. However, Rich Tozzoli breaks away from convention to explore how a mastering chain can help your mixes.

A Useful Guide To Transforming MIDI in Logic Pro X

In this 9-minute video, Booker Edwards shows how to use Logic’s built-in MIDI transform presets and what they do.

Picking The Perfect UAD Reverb Plugin

With so many quality plug-ins available in the UAD ecosystem, don't get stuck choosing the right reverb. Matt Vanacoro suggest his top 7 reverb processors for specific production tasks.

Summer Tips for Musicians, Producers & DJs

Summer is a great time to get energized and throw yourself into producing and performing music. Here are some top tips to help you refresh your creative juices!

Are You A Microphone Snob? Not Sure Which Studio Vocal Microphone To Choose? Watch This.

The large diaphragm condenser microphone is the most common choice for vocal recording. But do you NEED to spend a fortune? Joe Albano explores the mic choices that won't necessarily bankrupt you.

Ultimate Ableton Live Guide to Saving CPU

If your Live session is making your computer grunt & groan under the workload, then this article from Joshua Casper is for you. Here's a multitude of ways to cut back on the CPU load in Ableton Live.

Cubase: Start to Finish, Part 4: Editing and Arranging Your Track

In parts 1–3 we looked at recording audio and MIDI in Cubase 8.5, but now you need to start putting everything in the right place. It's time to get editing and arranging. We show you how it’s done. 

How To Make a 909 Reverb Techno Kick

In this fab 5-minute video tutorial by Multiplier, from his complete course Dance Music Styles 108: Techno, we learn how to create a classic techno reverb kick, 909 style.

Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics & Why You Should Care

If you use a compressor plug-in you're already manipulating the dynamics of a sound or the mix. In this enlightening long-read tutorial, Joe Albano explains exactly what dynamics is and more.

How to Build a Simple DIY USB MIDI Controller Using Teensy

Teensy is similar to Arduino, but perhaps better suited to making a USB MIDI controller. Liam Lacey shows how to make your own DIY MIDI controller using Teensy with 8 retro arcade push buttons.