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Pro Tools Tips: Shortcuts For Day-to-Day Session Tasks

Being a power Pro Tools user means you have to get your head around the shortcuts. Joe Albano takes us to the next level of Pro Tools greatness showing how the Option and Shift keys can be utilized.

Top 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Reaktor

Got Native Instruments' Reaktor? Get ahead with these extremely useful Reaktor tips from Matt Vanacoro.

5 FL Studio MIDI Processing Tips

FL Studio's MIDI tools can help you process and subtly or drastically process your MIDI patterns. Gary Hiebner shares five tips to help you get the most of of MIDI in Image Line's DAW.

Using Delay to Help Lead Guitars Cut Through the Mix

Getting lead guitar sounds to breathe and cut through the mix can be tricky when competing with lots of instruments. Rich Tozzoli shares a useful tip on how a touch of delay can make a big difference.

10 Essential Lesser Known Logic Pro Tips

Whether you're a new or advanced Logic Pro user, these 10 essential (and not so well known) tips will get you doing things in Logic Pro X you might not have known possible.

Music Theory: Ornaments and Embellishments

Ornaments and embellishment techniques are part of the language of every skilled musician or composer. Lynda Arnold explores both in Baroque and Classical in this fascinating music theory article.

Mastering Your Music In The Box

There are plenty of times when you'll want to master your own music (or other musician's) in your home studio. But don't you need lots of expensive hardware? Maybe not. You can master in the box too.

Creating Realistic Drum Sounds With Logic Pro's Drum Kit Designer

In five simple steps, Logic maestro, Matt Vanacoro, shows how to create a realistic sounding drum kit and pattern using Logic Pro X's Drum Kit Designer.

To Buy, Or Not To Buy: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing Music Gear

So you might be considering picking up some bargains in a seasonal sale, or just want to burn a hole in your pocket… but do you really need new music gear? G.W. Childs plays devil's advocate.

How to Reset Your Apple Mac Password

Ever come across a situation where you've forgotten or lost the password for your Mac? Before you wipe your Mac to start again, read this by Francesco Schiavon. It'll save your sanity and time!

5 Quick Tips for Performing Live with Bitwig Studio

When it's time to take your music from studio to live performance, Bitwig Studio has the means and the ease to help. Gary Hiebner shows how to make it happen.

Getting to Grips with Groove Templates & Groove Tracks in Logic Pro X

If you're having trouble with, or haven't fully explored, Groove Templates and Groove Tracks in Logic Pro X, then Jay Asher is here to help. Goodbye rigid quantization, hello swing!

How to Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Realistic

We've all used samples. And when it comes to using a sample-based MIDI orchestra, there's a number of techniques and tricks we can use to make them sound more realistic. Peter Schwartz to the rescue.

Cultivating Chaos in Electronic Music Production

Looking for some inspiration for your next music track, maybe it's time to cultivate and embrace chaos. Noah Pred explains and shows how to randomise drums in Ableton Live.

Working with Pro Tools’ Xpand!2 Virtual Instrument

There's not many (any?) virtual instruments with an exclamation mark in their name. But that's not the reason Xpand!2 sample playback/synth deserves your attention. Joe Albano takes you deep into it.