A good piano instrument doesn't depend only on the sound quality of its samples… Lynda Arnold argues that usability is important which is why NI's Giant wins for her every time.
Logic users are spoilt with the number of ways to program drums: Ultrabeat's step sequencer, the Piano Roll, Hyper Editor... and also the main window. Darren Burgos explores the path least used.
It's easy to get stuck using the same tools every day. Using new tools and processes can lead to reinvigorating your creations. Here's 5 tools every sound designer should check out.
DJing on the go is a real possibility thanks to Native Instruments' Traktor DJ for iOS. And one of the most convenient features, Metadata Sync, allows you to share info between Traktor Pro & DJ.
Give your tracks in Bitwig Studio some variety with random chaos. Gary Hiebner shows how to introduce some unexpected nuances using Bitwig's built-in tools.
C'mon, who doesn't like their beats served big?! If you enjoy slick shuffles, funky flams and crazy note bursts, then this FL Studio beat building tutorial will get your juices flowing.
The iPad is fast becoming a fully featured platform for audio production. We give you the lowdown on how it could even become your main studio tool…
Don't let mixing feel like a chore! Using some of Ableton Live 9's handy commands and features you can cut through the clinical aspects and make your tracks sound great in the process.
You may already know how use an effects return in Logic, but using dynamic effects plug-ins in conjunction with returns can make your creative effects even more... creative!
No one likes a muddy, cluttered mix. Rich Tozzoli shows how to use filtering (EQ) to get those guitars shining through. (audio examples included).
It's time to break away from the grid. Think outside the box and get your "organic" or human shuffle going with these 5 quick tips for Reason users from Hollin Jones.
Become a side chain scientist in Logic Pro X, with this compact yet informative mixing technique on how to side chain bass in Logic Pro X. Matt Vanacoro makes side chaining accessible for all!
Why reach for the nearest preset in NI's Massive when you can design your own? Not only will this mean your sounds are unique, but you can learn lots and have fun in the process.
Propellerhead Reason is chocka full of hidden features and functionality. In this tutorial G. W. Childs shows how to make a melodic pattern in Thor that changes pitch dependant on the keys you press.
If you’re familiar with using Loopmash as an instrument, prepare to have your musical mind blown as Hollin Jones unleashes its potential as an effects processor in Cubase 7.5.