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Watch Ableton Push 2 Power Tips With Thavius Beck

What happens when you put Thavius Beck an Ableton Push 2 and a live-stream video feed in a room for 2 hours? An awesome amount of power tips and workflow tips for Ableton Push users.

Creating Realistic Drum Kits in Reason

While it's easy enough to make drum patterns and beats, it's a little trickier to make realistic sounding drum kits. Here's how to convince yourself and others using Propellerhead Reason.

7 Classic Hardware Character EQs in Software

The beauty of analog music hardware, especially EQs, is the unique character they can impart on your mixes. Fortunately, there's a number of faithful emulations in the plug-in world. Here's 7 for you.

Producing Bass House? Here's How To Get the Bass To Stand Out

Bass House is a genre where your bassline has to be the centre of attention. Watch Adam Pollard (aka. Multiplier) explain how to capture your listeners’ ear and keep them interested. 

Morphing Between Lock States in Maschine JAM

Maschine Jam isn’t just a great controller, it has some truly unique features like the ability to transition between different setups…

Watch How To Create A Stunning Sync Lead With Kilpatrick Audio’s Analog Patchable Phenol Synth

The Phenol synthesizer offers the power and flexibility of a modular system in a sleek, portable form factor. Rishabh Rajan takes you through the process of patching together an awesome sync lead.

Using AIRA Customiser To Unlock Your AIRA Eurorack Synth Modules

Available for iOS, Android, Mac OS X & Windows, the Roland AIRA customiser allows you to re-program the internal signal path of Roland AIRA Modular effects. Scott Reisterer gets his custom hat on.

5 Production Tips for Breathing Life and Movement Into Your Sounds

It's time to breathe some life into your sounds. With these 5 tips you'll learn how to make a solid, static sound into something more dynamic with movement and interest.

Hacking Logic Pro X To Behave Like Ableton Live's Session View

One of Ableton Live's most attractive features is Session View. Here's a quick way to make Logic Pro X behave in a similar way that'll change the way you arrange and produce tracks in Logic.

Setting Up MainStage To Auto Sample An Analog Synthesizer For Logic Pro X

Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you need to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Now you can turn your hardware synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments. Here's how to set it up.

How To Manage Your Tracks in Cubase

When your projects reach a certain size it can be hard to keep track of your tracks' tracks... Gary Hiebner highlights features that Steinberg offer inside Cubase to keep your productions moving.

5 Alternatives To A Human Drummer

So you want your drum tracks to sound convincing... or at least good? But you don't have a drummer to hand and your own arrangements leave a lot to be desired? Here are 5 viable alternatives.

Build An Awesome Bass Line Using U-He's Free Synth Podolski's Arpeggiator

Not every good synth plugin need cost an arm and a leg. Podolski from U-He is a very capable FREE synth with an awesome arpeggiator. Watch GW Childs design a cool bass pattern inside this beast.

How To Create Outstanding Ostinatos In Logic Pro X

An ostinato is a repeating musical phrase and can be found in many rock and pop songs and game and film soundtracks. In this tutorial Jay Asher demonstrates how to create great sounding ones in Logic.

Freezing & Flattening For Sound Design In Ableton Live 9

So you've been using Ableton Live's freezing and flattening features when mixing or to save CPU. That's great. But you can also employ these tools for creative sound design as Noah Pred demonstrates.