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Nine Reasons to Get Excited About Reason 9

Propellerhead's Reason 8 release was arguably a foundation for future improvements & tech with not many bells and whistles. But Reason 9 has plenty of reasons to get you excited. Here's 9 of them.

Korg minilogue Synth: Arpeggiator Tips & Tricks

In this video from his complete video course, Korg minilogue 201: Programming the minilogue, Matt Vanacoro shares some of his arpeggiator tips on Korg’s awesome analog synthesizer.

8 Tips For Choosing The Right DAW For You

Choosing your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, or FL Studio, can be confusing. These 8 tips are designed to help you decide on the right audio software for your needs.

Ableton Tutorial: Automatically De-Noise Audio Without 3rd-Party Plug-Ins

Ableton Live is a treasure trove for musicians, sound designers and audio editors. It turns out you can create a de-noise module without 3rd party plug-ins if you know how. Joshua Casper shows how!

Setting Up and Using VCAs in PreSonus Studio One

VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.

5 Mindful Practices to Rediscover Your Creative Musical Flow

Creative blocks happen to all musicians at some point in time. So, how do you rediscover that buzz, the inspiration, the musical vibe? Lynda Arnold offers 5 mindful practices to gat back in the flow.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 4

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 4, we focus on the high pass filter section of the synth.

Producer Tips: Creating Basslines for Beginners

If you're having trouble creating basslines, or want a fresh take, this tutorial explores useful concepts every producer should consider when creating a bassline, regardless of the musical style.

5 Tips for Creating Realistic Piano Performances on a Budget

Getting the sound and feel of a real piano in your tracks doesn’t need to cost the earth. We show you how it’s done with these simple five tips.

Switching Electro Instruments in Real-Time in Logic Pro X

Imagine if you could switch between different samples in real-time in Logic Pro X's EXS24 sampler... you guessed it... you can! Darren Burgos shows how to create eclectic EDM leads using this trick.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 3

In this mini-series for Native Instruments Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch. In this tutorial, part 3, we focus on the filter section.

Filter Like Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ in Propellerhead Reason

Find out how to create the synths and modulation tricks from Flume's, Never Be Like You, which has been a big hit in 2016 already. GW Childs is using Propellerhead Reason for this tutorial

Exploring Sample Logic CinemorphX for Kontakt

Where sound design meets music is the tag line for Sample Logic, and their massive CinemorphX instrument more than does it justice. Here's a video tutorial exploring how it works and how it can sound.

Roland Boutique JU-06 Synth Step Sequencer In Action

If you’ve been considering the Roland JU-06 synthesizer but don’t know how to use its built-in step sequencer then this video tutorial by Rishabh Rajan on the JU-06 is for you.

How to Add Slide Notes in FL Studio

If you want powerful MIDI editing in a DAW, then you can't go far wrong with FL Studio! In this quick tutorial we take a look at the Slide Note feature: what it does and how to use it.