Understanding syncopation can be the key to making more interesting and more human-sounding beats. Matt Vanacoro explains why.
Pitch correction plug-ins can be used for more creative tasks thanks to their power and flexibility. Here, Mike Levine explains how to create vocal harmonies where none existed.
If you love the sound of this track, G.W Childs is here to show you how to recreate it in your own studio using Ableton Live and some creative vocoding.
You have probably seen the software versions, but how much do you know about the legendary hardware synths that inspired generations of music makers?
Blending real and virtual instruments, when done correctly, can help to ensure that your productions sound more live than they really are. Joe Albano explains why.
Oscillators are at the heart of many kinds of synthesized sound. In this video you'll see how they can be tweaked to make better pads, or indeed many other types of patch.
Harmor is an extremely powerful instrument that can create new sounds from audio that you import, but even do the same with images. How, you ask? Read on to find out...
Compression is a core element of mixing, and in this short video, certified trainer Nah Pred shows you what compression does and how best to use it in Ableton Live.
What better way to liven up your performances than with some patterns and movement? Here's how the volca FM's arpeggiator works, plus a few insider tricks...
Some synths have a bigger learning curve than others, but with an expert to guide you through, life can be much easier! Rishabh Rajan is here to help.
Modulation can be the key to making synths and even whole mixes sound more dynamic and interesting. Here's how to achieve it quickly and easily in Logic.
Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.
Computers can seem like the default tool for making electronic music, but it doesn't have to be that way. What are the advantages of working entirely without a DAW? Find out with this article & video.
So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.
MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...