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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.

3 Creative Uses for the Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer

The Roland VT-3 is a portable, accessible vocal processor useful for studio producers and performing DJs. In this tutorial, Lynda Arnold offers three ways to use this box of wonders creatively.

A Guide To Building Synths in Native Instruments Reaktor: Part 2

This mini-series for Native Instruments Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch. In this tutorial we focus on oscillators.

Vocoding for EDM with Waves Audio Morphoder

Getting that classic vocoder sound is cool, but Morphoder is capable of so much more! Read on to find out how to get the most out of Waves’ vocal processor. 

5 Tips To Help Sound Designers & Sample Makers Become Successful

Histibe is a successful sound designer with credits for projects both big and small. In this article he shares 5 priceless tips from signing tricky contracts to developing your own unique style.

How To Swap Sliced Samples In Real Time in Ableton Live 9’s Simpler

In this excellent Ableton tutorial video, Thavius Beck shows how easy it is to swap samples in Live 9’s Simpler while they’re still playing in order to audition and try out different sounds.

How to Recycle Your Effects Chains in Ableton Live

Here's an excellent way to save you precious time when producing in Ableton Live. It's all about recycling your hard work creating cool effects chains form previous projects and reusing them now.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Using MIDI & Virtual Instruments

If you use virtual synths, samplers or hardware synths, it's likely you've been dabbling with MIDI. Perhaps without realizing it. Joe Albano outlines 5 mistakes to avoid to help get better results.

How To Build A Simple Hardware Synthesizer

Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.

A Guide To Building Synths in Native Instruments Reaktor: Part 1

In Part 1 of this mini-series for Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch inside Native Instruments' popular graphical modular music software creation platform.

Why Everyone is Talking about Superbooth + Andreas Schneider Video Interview

Superbooth16 refused to be defined as either an exhibition, cultural event, or synth gallery. It was all the above and more. Never before have we experienced music machines in such an exciting way.

How To Remix Loops Live in GarageBand for iOS

Just how addictive is remixing live loops and effects in GarageBand for iPad and iPhone? Simple answer. VERY! Matt Vanacoro shows you how powerful Apple's remixing platform has become.

Modular Synth Secrets: Understanding Voltage Using the Moog Mother 32

This video from the complete course on the Moog Mother 32 is perfect for those new to the this semi-modular, analog synth or even the world of  Eurorack. Watch this free video tutorial below.

Using Ableton Live's Vocoder as a Return Effect

Despite having so many creative possibilities a lot of producers think of the vocoder as the 'robot voice' effect. G.W. Childs shows how Ableton Live's vocoder can phase up/bliss out your tracks.

Getting Started With Audiobus for iOS

iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.