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Life After the Music Album

Since iTunes and the rise of digital music the album has been playing second fiddle to the single. Is the album a dying format? Are its days numbered? Andy Bowen explores the trends of the future

5 Top Secret Tips for Reason 8

Hollin Jones reveals some of his favorite insider tips, weird techniques and top tricks that you probably didn’t know about for Propellerhead Reason users.

5 Ways to Alter the Groove in Bitwig Studio

Move over robotic beats, it's time to welcome in shuffles and humanized grooves. And Bitwig Studio allows you to do just that. Gary Hiebner shows you the way to the dance floor.

5 Confidence Building Techniques for Live Musicians

It's completely natural for musicians to feel nervous or shy about performing live. So, here's 5 tips to help build your confidence for your next live performance.

Six Tips for Unlocking the Power of VST Instruments in Cubase

Cubase is a DAW power users dream machine. In this article, Hollin Jones shares six quick tips to help make you make the most out of the powerful VST plug-ins in Cubase.

Traktor's Flux Mode: What Is It and How Does It Work?

With some cool tricks up its sleeve, Flux mode in Native Instruments' Traktor can transform your DJ sets with new unique and original sounds. Sara Simms show you how to make it work for you.

Mixing Tips: Applying Compression to Electric Guitar

Certain types of compression can work wonders on most types of electric guitar parts. Armed with Universal Audio's TLA-100 plug-in, Rich Tozzoli is on a mission to make your guitar sound great.

Create House Stabs in Thor for Reason

It's time for some old school synth tips. If you've got a desire to create some house music stabs and you're a Propellerhead Reason user, then this one's for you.

Creating a Basic Lead Sheet in Logic Pro X

Don't be intimidated by the idea of creating a lead sheet in Logic Pro X's Score Editor. It might be simpler to achieve than you think with the help of Jay Asher.

How Sound Affects You: Cymatics, An Emerging Science

It's amazing how much we know about sound and waves and yet how we're only on the cusp of understanding how sound vibrations affect us. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the science of Cymatics.

Getting Started With Odd Meters in Maschine

Electronic Music doesn't need to obey a 4/4 time signature. And the same can be said of music hardware controllers too. Here's how to use non-standard meters with Native Instruments' Maschine.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 5: Vocals

In part 5 of 5, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, examines how best to treat lead and background vocals when mixing your next rock anthem.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Softube Amps in Reason 8

Getting a great guitar or bass sound is easier than ever, thanks to the new modules in Reason 8. Developed in association with processing experts Softube, they can work their magic on almost anything.

5 Helpful Cubase Productivity Tips

To help you focus on the music and creative side of Cubase, Hollin Jones has come up with five excellent and useful tips to boost your productivity in Steinberg's popular DAW.

5 EDM Mixing Tips for Logic Pro Users

There are few definitive solutions when mixing EDM. Though there's no “magic sound good button,” the 5 tips below should help toward perfecting the sound of your mixes. Open a mix you're working on...