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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maschine Jam isn’t just a great controller, it has some truly unique features like the ability to transition between different setups…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So, you're recording acoustic guitar? Here's 5 timeless mistakes every musician, engineer and producer should avoid... along with solutions to each problem.