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Scratching in Ableton Live Using Automated Volume Chops

So, you're already using Ableton Live when DJing or creating DJ mixes. But did you know with a little setup that Live can be used with a DJ controller to create vinyl scratching effects on the fly?

Mastering: How Referencing the Real World Can Make Your Music Stand Out

When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.

Create Easy Harmonies, Melodies, and Chord Progressions in Studio One

Whether you're a well-versed composer or new to the game, PreSonus Studio One has some tools to help making harmonies, melodies and chord progressions a cinch. Here's how.

Processing Audio Through Parsec in Reason

Want to give your sounds some extra grit, edge and pure, downright distortion? G.W. Childs shows how Reason's Parsec can be the perfect processing platform for you.

Creating Layered Instruments in FL Studio

Make your beats bigger, your basses fatter, your pads super-sized and your textures... well, even more textured(!) with this excellent tutorial on layering instruments in FL Studio by Gary Hiebner.

FREE Loops: Super Smooth & High-Res EDM Risers for Logic Pro X

You've heard them lifting the energy of a track to breaking point before the drop. We're talking about Risers. Darren Burgos has created high resolution 14-bit risers in Logic Pro for you to download!

Pro Tools Tip: Sharing Between Sessions

What can you do when you want, or need, to bring something from one Pro Tools session to another? Joe Albano explores how to share between sessions in this must-know article.

Music Theory Tips: What is a Secondary Dominant Chord?

Using secondary dominant chords in your chord progressions can be a quick and easy way to add some spice to your tracks. And, it's easy to do as Lynda Arnold demonstrates.

Creating Pitch Risers in Ableton Live

Are you looking for the perfect pitch risers for your electronic tracks? Bill Burgess shows how you can easily make your own in Ableton Live in seven quick steps.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Reason 8's Browser

The new integrated browser in Reason 8 can really speed up your workflow and makes sound selection and loading easy. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of it!

Making Instruments More Expressive in BitWig Studio

In one of the more recent updates to Bitwig Studio you'll find note expression features. Gary Hiebner shows how this can give your synth sounds more detail than you might have imagined possible.

11 Essential Logic Pro X Shortcuts for Producers

Becoming faster with Logic Pro X's shortcuts and key commands can leave you more time to focus on the music. Darren Burgos shares 11 of his favorite shortcuts when producing tracks here.

History of Steinberg: Pioneering Company Celebrates 30th Anniversary

30 years ago two men founded Steinberg the music software and hardware company behind Cubase, ASIO and VST! Three decades on from its foundation, John Roche takes a retrospective look.

Make Bad Ass Basslines From Boring Pads in Ableton Live

Creating basslines from a pad? Really? Yes, it can be done effectively with a bit of nifty side chaining thrown in to help your Ableton Live basslines stand out from the crowd.

Five Audio Editing Tips for Cubase

You’ll spend a lot of time editing audio parts in Cubase. Here are some useful timesavers and power tips from Hollin Jones to help you along the way!