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Ableton Live 9.7's Hot New Simpler

Ableton Live's 9.7 is bringing more lovely features to their recently redesigned sampler, Simpler. Noah Pred, Ableton Certified Trainer, explores some of the power features of this elegant sampler.

How To Turn Your Voice Into An Instrument in Logic Pro X

In this nifty Logic Pro X tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to turn your (or somebody's) sampled voice into a playable instrument in Logic Pro's Alchemy synth instrument.

Ableton Live Secrets: 5 Hidden Features in 10 Devices

Joshua Casper uncovers and reveals 5 lesser known features in Ableton Live'S built-in devices that might surprise you.

Creating Arps in FL Studio The Easy Way

If your DAW makes creating arpeggiated patterns a chore then FL Studio's built-in tools are worth checking out. Here's how to quickly and easily create impressive arps in Image Line's excellent DAW.

Add Warmth & Width To Your Mix with Audified STA Delay For Free

To celebrate our one year anniversary, we're offering the warm tube STA Delay Plug-in from Audified for FREE (normally $49). You can't get it free anywhere else. Here's a video showing it in action.

9 Life Saving Tips for Remixers

When it comes to remixing, Darren Burgos has a life time of experiences with a wide array of artists and musicians. Here's 9 top tips he's sharing to help you make your remixes stand tall.

Here’s How To Layer Sounds on The Korg Kronos Synthesizer

In this video tutorial by Matt Vanacoro, we learn how to combine programs to create impressive layered sounds on Korg’s flagship synthesizer, The Kronos.

Here’s How To Use Novation Circuit As An Expressive MIDI Controller

We all know that Circuit is a powerful Groovebox, but did you know you can use it as a MIDI controller too? Thavius Beck shows how the velocity sensitive pads make it an ideal choice.

Mixing Tips: Using a Mastering Chain To Kick Up The Mix

The advice from most is to not have any effects on your master channel when mixing. However, Rich Tozzoli breaks away from convention to explore how a mastering chain can help your mixes.

Picking The Perfect UAD Reverb Plugin

With so many quality plug-ins available in the UAD ecosystem, don't get stuck choosing the right reverb. Matt Vanacoro suggest his top 7 reverb processors for specific production tasks.

Ultimate Ableton Live Guide to Saving CPU

If your Live session is making your computer grunt & groan under the workload, then this article from Joshua Casper is for you. Here's a multitude of ways to cut back on the CPU load in Ableton Live.

How To Make a 909 Reverb Techno Kick

In this fab 5-minute video tutorial by Multiplier, from his complete course Dance Music Styles 108: Techno, we learn how to create a classic techno reverb kick, 909 style.

Composing Techno with Roland AIRA: TR-8, TB-3 and MX-1

The AIRA range of hardware music machines are inspiring to get hands on with. In this tutorial, Sara Simms shows how easy and satisfying it is to create techno tracks using the TR-8, TB-3 & MX-1.

Using Reason 9's Convert Audio To MIDI Feature

One big new feature in Propellerhead Reason 9 is the convert Audio to MIDI feature. In this tutorial, GW Childs demonstrates some interesting ways to make it part of your production workflow.

5 Things to Consider When Building Your Own Digital Hardware Synthesiser

Liam Lacey, winner of the Element14 Open Source Music Tech Design Challenge, for his hardware polyphonic digital synthesizer shares 5 pieces of advice for every aspiring DIY hardware synth maker.