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5 Quick Arrangement Tips For Laptop Producers

Arranging on a laptop can present unique challenges. Hollin Jones shares 5 of his top tips for making laptop life easier.

Creating Lush String Sounds In Cubase

Getting a great string sound doesn’t mean spending a fortune. Hollin Jones shows you some pro tips for processing and mixing strings in Cubase.

Arturia KeyStep Pro: 10 Excellent Features

Providing incredible sequencing features for keyboard players the KeyStep Pro does a great job on many levels. In this video we outline 10 of our favorite KeyStep Pro features.

How To Pitch Edit Like A Pro In Logic

Most DAW nowadays incorporate time-shifting features, but not all include pitch-shifting capabilities. Logic does, with several tools for manipulating pitch for both corrective and creative purposes.

A Music Producer’s Guide To Subtractive Synthesis

Whether you're a music producer or sound designer learning subtractive synthesis can take you a long way using many hardware and software synthesizers.

Saturator: Ableton Live’s Secret Sound Design Weapon

Whether you’re looking to subtly enhance dull sounds, add convincing analog grit or extreme distortion, or even drastically mangle your sounds beyond comprehension, Live’s Saturator has you covered.

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Upgrading From GarageBand To Logic Pro X

Whle Apple's GarageBand is a very powerful and capable digital audio workstation in its own right, here's seven reasons why you might wish to see it as a stepping stone to Logic Pro X.

Common Mixing Mistakes To Avoid In Ableton Live – Part 2

Noah Pred is back with more pitfalls and common mistakes to avoid in Ableton Live and shows how to navigate these tricky areas to make better mixes.

5 Music Production Tips: Australian Producer Willaris. K

Imagine a top music producer sharing five of their favorite production tips... this time we're joined by Willaris. K.

5 Ways To Create Danceable Rhythms and Grooves In Your Tracks

Nothing moves your audience like a beat or a sequence that gets their feet going. Here are five ways to find your groove…

Elektron Model:Cycles Quick Tricks: Adding Variation To Performances

Model:Cycles from Elektron is an FM-based instrument with excellent sound scultping and sequencing strings to its bow(s). This short video shows how to quickly add variation and interest to tracks.

5 Ways to Add Emotion to Sequenced MIDI Parts

Matt Vanacoro reveals five essential ways to transform your MIDI ideas into more human and realistic-sounding instrumentals.

5 Pro Tips For Integrating Old Music Hardware Into Your Software Studio Setup

In a word of endless software choice, hardware instruments and effects can offer something unique in terms of sonic character. Here are 5 pro tips for the best ways to use them.

Getting Into Granular Synthesis: A Beginner's Guide

Granular synthesis, invented by Iannis Xenakis in 1959, is often passed by when talking about synthesis. Here we explore what it is and show how easily it can create unique and impressive sounds.

4 Tips for Mixing Guitars in Electronic Music

Here's four short, to the point tips from Matt Vanacoro that'll help every producer and musician mix guitars better in electronic and dance music tracks.