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4 Things to Consider when Designing your own Hardware Music Controller for Audio Software

Designing your own MIDI controller can give you unparalleled levels of control over your software. Liam Lacey explains how you could go about making it a reality.

Elektron Digitakt: Cooking Up A Kick Drum

Join Dave Mech as he uses everyday tools to create a cool kick drum sound using Elektron's Digitakt sampling drum machine.

Pro Tools : Playlists For Beginners

Playlists are one of Pro Tools' most useful features, but not everyone knows about them. Matt Vanacoro explains why you should be using them for recording and editing.

Building Dynamic Instrument Racks In Ableton Live 10

Combining Instrument Rack Chain Selections with automation, modulation devices, follow actions and more in Live can open new realms of creative possibility.

Your Elektron Instruments Can Talk To Each Other - Here's How To Set It Up

When you connect up two Elektron devices over MIDI, you unlock special features and functionality. Thavius Beck shows you how the MIDI side works in this short video.

How To Make Heavy Kick Tracks With DS Kick In Ableton Live

With the bundled Max For Live device DS Kick in Ableton Live Suite, you can shape and sculpt the ultimate kick drum sound. Noah Pred shows you how it's done.

How To Create Quick And Easy MIDI Clip Variations In Ableton Live

Live's Clip Properties section allows you to get out of the "loop rut", spicing up tracks with more and better variations. Here's how to use it.

Multiband Compression: What It Is & Why It’s Useful

Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.

What Can You Do With Native Instruments Kontakt 6?

Sound design, instrument creation, building multi layered patches - all these and much more are possible with Kontakt 6. See how it works in this short video.

Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Stacking Them Up

In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.

Expanding Your Audio Interface (Without Buying A New One!)

If you have ever wondered what those extra ports on your audio interface are for, look no further for an explanation. Joe Albano reveals how you could get more I/O without lifting a finger.

Here's How The New Interface In Cubase Pro 10 Could Revolutionise Your Production Workflow

A new browser, permanently floating windows, Hi-DPI, 4K and Retina support are just some of the improvements Steinberg has made to Cubase 10. Here, learn how they can help you.

4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real

Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.

A Beginner's Guide To Audio & Music Studio Connections

If you've ever been confused by the terminology around studio connections - TRS, S/PDIF, MegaOhms and more - then worry not. Joe Albano is here to make everything clear.

Take Control Of Your Samples With Repitch Mode in Bitwig Studio 2

Modulate playback speed, use key tracking to control pitch, loop, reverse and much more. Bitwig Studio 2's Sampler is deconstructed in this video from certified pro, Thavius Beck.