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Creating Realistic Drum Kits in Reason

While it's easy enough to make drum patterns and beats, it's a little trickier to make realistic sounding drum kits. Here's how to convince yourself and others using Propellerhead Reason.

Ableton Live Performance Tip: Dummy Clips for Quantized FX

Dummy clips, despite their name, can be intelligently used in Ableton Live. Joshua Casper sows how to use them to add variation to drum & synth loops by syncing them to tempo and quantise parameters.

7 Classic Hardware Character EQs in Software

The beauty of analog music hardware, especially EQs, is the unique character they can impart on your mixes. Fortunately, there's a number of faithful emulations in the plug-in world. Here's 7 for you.

Producing Bass House? Here's How To Get the Bass To Stand Out

Bass House is a genre where your bassline has to be the centre of attention. Watch Adam Pollard (aka. Multiplier) explain how to capture your listeners’ ear and keep them interested. 

A Brief History of Music Part 4: Pop

In part 4 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired them, Hollin Jones explores Pop music from its birth to now.

Morphing Between Lock States in Maschine JAM

Maschine Jam isn’t just a great controller, it has some truly unique features like the ability to transition between different setups…

Watch How To Create A Stunning Sync Lead With Kilpatrick Audio’s Analog Patchable Phenol Synth

The Phenol synthesizer offers the power and flexibility of a modular system in a sleek, portable form factor. Rishabh Rajan takes you through the process of patching together an awesome sync lead.

Using AIRA Customiser To Unlock Your AIRA Eurorack Synth Modules

Available for iOS, Android, Mac OS X & Windows, the Roland AIRA customiser allows you to re-program the internal signal path of Roland AIRA Modular effects. Scott Reisterer gets his custom hat on.

Get A Head Start Mixing Your Tracks With iZotope Neutron’s Intelligent Mixing Tools

Wouldn’t it be great if your mixing plug-ins could actually help you make better mix decisions? Watch Joe Albano as he explains how Neutron can do just that, with amazing end results!

5 Production Tips for Breathing Life and Movement Into Your Sounds

It's time to breathe some life into your sounds. With these 5 tips you'll learn how to make a solid, static sound into something more dynamic with movement and interest.

Hacking Logic Pro X To Behave Like Ableton Live's Session View

One of Ableton Live's most attractive features is Session View. Here's a quick way to make Logic Pro X behave in a similar way that'll change the way you arrange and produce tracks in Logic.

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Studio Monitors

As every producer and engineer knows, a pair of monitors you can trust are essential when recording, mixing and mastering. Here's some things to bear in mind when choosing your next studio monitors.

A Brief History of Music Part 3: Techno

In part 3 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones shines a light on Techno.

Recording Bass: A Lesson For Guitarists Part 2

In the final segment of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Acoustic Guitar

So, you're recording acoustic guitar? Here's 5 timeless mistakes every musician, engineer and producer should avoid... along with solutions to each problem.