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Composing with Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms & the State of Nonalignment

In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.

7 Tools & Techniques To Make Recordings That Suck Sound Better

You've finished recording for your track, the talent has gone home... but, the recordings have glaring flaws. What can you do to fix them in post? Joe Albano explores 7 tools and techniques to help.

What Makes Pioneer DJ Mixers Sound Good?

Pioneer DJ mixers, like the DJM-2000NXS, are well respected amongst DJs and FOH engineers. Why? They sound great. But what makes them sound so good? Sara Simms investigates...

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

Mixing Snare Drums By Blending Multiple Microphones

Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.

Advanced MIDI Editing Using Cubase’s MIDI Modifiers

Cubase some some very advanced was to manipulate MIDI. One of these lie in their MIDI modifiers. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner takes a closer look at MIDI Modifiers and how to make them work for you.

How To Use Korg Kronos To Sample, Record & Edit Audio

The Korg Kronos Synthesizer workstation has a number of tricks up its sleeve. One of these is being able to sample audio using it and even send it through the internal effects engine.

How to Make a Beat on Elektron Analog RYTM & Overbridge in 6 Minutes

In this 6-minute video tutorial Thavius Beck shows how to use Elektron's excellent Overbridge and Analog RYTM to make a beat.

Recreating The Stranger Things Theme Using U-he Diva

You don't need $10,000s worth of analog hardware synthesizers to recreate the gorgeous theme music to Netflix's Stranger Things. Here's how to get very close to the sound using u-he's Diva plug-in.

An Introductory Guide To Starting A Eurorack Synthesizer System

So You Want To Start A Eurorack Synth System? Scott Riesterer is here with things to consider to help you stay sane in your journey into modular synths without getting lost in a tangle of wires.

How To Build A DIY MIDI Sustain Pedal Circuit

Want an easy DIY music project that'll result in a nifty MIDI sustain pedal? You're in the right place. Joshua Casper shows how to easily create your own MIDI sustain pedal circuit.

What Are The Defining Features of Tech House?

If you've ever wondered what make Tech House... Tech House then this video from Multiplier looks to make it clearer using musical cues and examples.

7 Practical Mistakes To Avoid When Recording In Your Home Studio

Having a home studio can be really convenient but it’s not without its pitfalls! Here’s how to avoid the worst of them. 

How to Build a Basic Tech House Beat in Ableton Live

Starting with the four standard sounds: kick, snare, hi-hat and clap in a drum rack, Multiplier takes you through the basics of creating a Tech House beat.

5 steps To Turn Your Favorite Sampler into a Monster Synthesizer

After reading this you'll never think of your sampler and synthesizer as separate beasts ever again. Here's 5 steps to turning your sampler (hardware or software) into a powerful synthesizer.