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Music Theory: Breaking Away From The ‘Original Beat Recipe’

It's easy to make your beats unique and interesting, even if they start off pretty conventional. Here are some top tips to liven up your rhythms and create more life and variation for your tracks.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Managing Your Next Recording Session

Capturing a sound isn't the only important part of a recording session - there's a lot of other things to consider. Here are 6 mistakes you must avoid to ensure the best results.

How To Arrange Tracks With Native Instrument Maschine JAM

NI's Maschine Jam makes live performance and recording easy. Here's a speedy guide to getting up and running with the arranger.

The Fundamentals Of Ableton Live's Operator FM Synth Explained In 2 Minutes

Get straight to work with Ableton Live's powerful Operator FM synth - learn the fundamentals of how it works in this short video.

5 Interesting Features that Make Reason an Excellent DAW to Use

Reason is a well-established DAW that continues to mature while never losing anything that users love about it. Here are 5 reasons it should be in your sonic arsenal.

Why Some Compressors Don’t Need Lots Of Controls

Compression is a staple of the production process, but why do compressors offer such a variety of controls? Joe Albano explains why sometimes less is more.

Pop Music Production Tips: How To Layer Guitars For A Huge Sound

Guitar production for pop music is a unique challenge - how to get a rich sound without overpowering the track? Gregg Fine is here to explain just how it works.

Using The FabFilter Pro Q2 To Improve Your Mixes

Using a surgical EQ to shape and sculpt your sounds is a core part of getting a good mix. Here, Rich Tozzoli explains how he uses FabFilter's Pro Q2 to do just that.

Logic Pro X: Get Creative With Groups, Summing & Stacks

Logic Pro has powerful grouping tools that go far beyond simple submixing. In this video, David Earl explains VCA faders, Track Stacks and much more.

Ableton Live 10 Hidden Gems: Shaper & Note Echo

Sometimes overlooked in the slew of bigger new features, devices like Shaper and Note Echo in Live 10 can bring whole new dimensions to your productions. Here's how.

9 Super Synth Tricks For Arturia MatrixBrute

Loopop is back with a supercharged video with 9 super synth tips with the Arturia MatrixBrute. It's a great collection of tips and tricks and perfect as a precursor to our MatrixBrute video courses.

How to Break the Grid: Going Beyond Loop-Based Music

Loops have formed the bedrock of many musical genres, but what if you want to take them to the next level? Here are 8 top tips for going beyond loop-based music.

Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control

Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.

Here's 2 Simple Ways To Get Pro-Sounding String Performances

Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.

5 Ways To Speed Up Your Home Network For Music Production

Having a fast network is increasingly important for maintaining an efficient workflow when producing music. Here are 5 top tips to get blazing fast file transfer.