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Music Theory Basics: Sus 4 and Add 2 Chords

It's time for another music theory helper. In this short tutorial-article, Jay Asher takes a beginner's look at how the popular Suspended 4 and Add 2 chords can be used in your productions.

How to Create Techno Drums on the Roland AIRA TR-8

Tired of making beats with the same old drum samples in your DAW? Do you dream of programming gorgeous techno rhythms on Roland's AIRA TR-8, a drum machine with the legendary sounds of the 808 & 909?

Using the NN-XT for Split Key Patches in Reason to Save CPU

In this Reason tutorial, G.W. Childs shows how to map samples and instruments in a custom NN-XT patch for a streamlined and efficient laptop performance setup.

Building EDM Chord Progressions in Logic Pro

Darren Burgos reveals how to easily program electronic-style chord progressions in Logic Pro X which you can then trigger with single keys. Great for producers and performers.

How to Layer Guitars to Create a Wall of Distortion

Taken from his Guitar Production 101: Pop Arranging Explored course, in this video Gregg Fine shows how to layer distorted guitars for a bigger, fuller sound in the mix.

Using Multiple Korg Volcas in Ableton Live

While multiple Korg volca's can be easily connected and synced together by themselves, how can you go about connecting, syncing and controlling multiple volca's in Ableton Live? Here's how.

How to Use Third-Party Instruments Inside Logic Pro X Drum Machine Designer

Logic Pro X's new Drum Machine Designer is a great plug-in designed to make controlling and creating drum parts easier than ever. Now, Darren Burgos shows how to use 3rd-party instruments inside it.

Learn Mixing Basics for Live Recorded Snares

Master musician and producer, Eyal Amir, demonstrates some essential mixing tips for live recorded snare parts in the video below.

How to use SONAR’s Mix Recall

Imagine being able to jump easily between different mix settings of your song. OK. Stop imagining because Cakewalk's Sonar now has Mix Recall built-in. Gary Hiebner shows what a great tool it is.

Understanding Soundtoys EchoBoy Delay Plug-In

Soundtoys aren’t your ordinary plugins. They are designed to inspire creativity in your audio processing and sound design. Joe Albano shows Echoboy in action and explains how it works in this video.

Logic Pro X: The Score Editor & The Bravura Font

Buried in a long list of new features, improvements and bug fixes in Logic Pro 10.1 is an item that will undoubtedly be of interest to score editor users: an option to choose the Bravura font.

How Sound Affects You: Healing Tinnitus with Sound Therapy

Many musicians and DJs suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. For some it can be a mild condition and for others, sadly, more debilitating. Lynda Arnold proposes sound therapy as a way to help.

A Bedroom Producer’s Guide to Tracking Guitars

So, you need to track some guitars. They need to sound incredible. Your whole project hangs in the balance, but you don’t have a lot of dough to work with. Andy Bowen is on-hand to help you through.

An Easy Way to Program Dance Drums in Propellerhead Reason

Programming beats & drums need not be a chore. GW Childs shows how to get your beats grooving in no time (in Reason) in this excellent tutorial article.

Music Theory Tips: Learning Modes for Improvisation and Production

If you're feeling stuck in the major, minor and pentatonic scales box when composing or playing, consider investigating modes. Matt Vanacoro explains how modes can transform your music.