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Not Just For Guitarists - Alternative Uses for Distortion to Spice Up Any Mix

Don't imagine for a second that distortion effects belong only in the domain of our guitar wielding friends. Distortion is for everyone! Artists from EDM to Country are embracing it and so can you!

6 Cubase Media Management Tips

It's all well and good knowing Cubase well enough to produce great songs and mixes... but staying organized, and knowing how to manage your media can be just as important.

Using iPad Synths in Logic Pro X

There are some meaty and capable synths available for iPad. Don't keep the iOS music platform separate from Logic Pro X. With a little know-how, you can integrate iOS synths directly into Logic.

Maschine 2: Bass Production Tricks (Video)

In this tutorial-video Liam O'Mullane (aka. The Sound Tutor) opens up with Machine 2.0 secret playbook to show how to create bass rhythms that sync perfectly with the kick drum and a lot more too.

Remote Music Collaboration Software Roundup

In the space of a few short years online music collaboration software has begun to really take off. Gary Hiebner takes a look at the most interesting apps and services available for collaborators now.

Dr Octo REX Sound Design Tips for Reason

You may not think of Dr Octo REX as a sound design tool but it actually has some great features you can use to tweak your loops and slices and make your tracks sound more unique and interesting!

How to Record Logic Pro X’s Arpeggiator Notes

Logic Pro X has an impressive Arpeggiator plug-in. It's one limitation? Arpeggiator notes can't be recorded as MIDI in the Piano Roll... or can they? Peter Schwartz shows us how!

Ableton Live 9 Arrangement Automation Tips

Don't waste your time when it comes to producing tracks. Knowing how to quickly wrap up those Ableton Live-based projects with these workflow techniques from Noah Pred will save you in the long run

Using FL Studio’s Patcher for Layered Instruments and More

For a better sonic flexibility, FL Studio allows you to create your own instrument and effect chains using the Patcher. Gary Hiebner explores the ins and outs in this tutorial.

Using the ES2 Modulation Matrix in Logic Pro

Joe Albano takes an in-depth look at how to make the most of Logic Pro's ES2 modulation matrix in this tutorial. If you're serious about modulation, this tutorial is for you.

Strategies for Bridging Studio and Live Performance

Interested in taking your studio-based compositions and turning them into live performance ready tracks? Timo Preece is here with some helpful workflow and layout suggestions.

Using Leap Motion As A MIDI Controller

Using Leap Motion as a MIDI Controller? Really? Oh yes, it can be done...

Create a Quick Rhythmic Synth Patch In Guitar Rig 5

We're suggesting using Guitar Rig 5 to create a rhythmic synth patch? Oh yes, we are indeed. Toby Pitman shows you how in this excellent quick tutorial.

Five Tips for Dealing with Large Sampled Instruments

It's a fact. Sample libraries are getting better and more realistic and expressive, but that means they're also getting bigger too. Here's some tips on how to manage big libraries from Hollin Jones.

Create a Multi-Out Drum Kit in Bitwig from a Kontakt 5 Patch

Ever wonder how to use a multi-output Kontakt 5 drum patch in Bitwig Studio? Well wonder no longer as G. W. Childs is here to enlighten us all.