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.
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.
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.
Add an organic, throaty feel to your basses and synths by creating a formant filter in Propellerhead Reason's Thor. G. W. Childs shows how to combine Thor and a Combinator for that WOW effect!
Logic Pro X has an arsenal of useful tools and plug-ins for mixing and sound design. The Match EQ is perhaps one of the less well-known "fixing" tools that does what it suggests, and does it well!
If you're an Ableton Push owner and are feeling bored or constrained by the 4/4 time signature most of your projects are in, then this tutorial is for you. Here's how to program Push polyrhythmically.
If you want to compress different frequencies of an audio signal you'll want to use a multiband compressor. Joe Albano explains the how and shows practical examples of multiband compression in action.
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.
Breathe new life into your drum parts by learning how to create your own drum kit presets in PreSonus Studio One's Impact. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you how.
Logic Pro is a sound designer's paradise. With so many instruments and potential sounds, one way to make your own evolving patterns, risers and sequence FX is using the awesome Delay Designer plug-in.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.