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How To Get The Perfect 808 Sound In Pro Tools

Using carefully selected plug ins and a little care, you too can sculpt an earth-shaking 808 sub bass sound. Here's how.

5 Keyboard MIDI Controllers You Need To Know About

MIDI keyboards are a studio staple, but there's so much more out there than boring black boxes. Here are 5 MIDI keyboard controllers with a range of talents. Which one catches your eye?

4 Reasons Musicians & Producers Shouldn’t Care Apple’s iPad Pro 2018 Has No Headphone Output

is the new iPad Pro 2018 Apple announced yesterday really able to replace a modern laptop? How will musicians and producers and DJs cope without a headphone connection on this premium machine?

7 Legendary Drum Machines That Launched Entire Genres

You’ve heard them on countless records and some have even helped to define entire genres of music. Here are 7 of the most legendary drum machines of all time.

Making Big Room In Logic Pro X? You Need These Essential Synths

Big Room is a huge-sounding genre of EDM and in this video, Olav Basoski shares his top tips for exactly which synths to use to get that classic sound.

Unleashing The Power Of The Yamaha Montage (And MODX!)

Get the absolute maximum out of your Yamaha Montage and MODX hardware with these free software add-ons - some are only free for a limited time so act now!

A Reason User’s Guide To Modulation

Reason has some of the easiest yet most powerful modulation capabilities of any DAW. In this tutorial, learn how to harness it to make a bass patch come to life.

Using External Instruments With Modular Synthesizers

The open design of most Eurorack systems means it's easy to introduce external instruments into the signal path. And there are very good reasons for doing so, as Scott Riesterer explains.

Build A Four-Layer Synth Bass With Propellerhead Reason 10's Layers Module

Use Layers' four modules and library of oscillators sampled from legendary synths to create fat bass sounds and more to punch up your productions.

Creating Stunning Sci-Fi Transitions In Ableton Live

Bleeps, sweeps and other sci fi style transitions can really liven a track up. In this tutorial, G.W Childs shows you how it's done in Ableton Live.

Koma Field Kit & Field Kit FX vs Custom Field Recording Modular Rig

After reviewing the Koma Field Kit, Scott Riesterer was keen to see how it fared against his own, custom-built rig. Here's what he discovered.

Infected Mushroom Reveal Vocal Processing Plugin Workflows

Check out this free recorded live lecture and course to find out the studio secrets Infected Mushroom have perfected over their 20 years in music...

Creating The Perfect Techno Kick With Logic Pro's Sculpture

Sculpture isn't only good at material sounds. See how to use its controls in unusual and creative ways to build an authentic techno kick drum patch.

How To Make A Wavetable Synth... That's 100% ANALOG

Wavetable synths are a lot of fun but they're digital, right? Is it possible to create one that's 100% analog? Well, Loopop shows how in this illuminating video tutorial.

5 Tips For Adding Character To Your Beats With Arturia DrumBrute Impact

Arturia's DrumBrute Impact could be just what you need to make powerful rhythms on the move. Here are 5 pro tips to get the best results from this cool drum machine.