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What To Consider When Choosing Studio Headphones

A good pair of cans is essential for almost every music setup. But how can you choose the ones that are right for you?

Meet The Korg Volca FM In This Quick Introductory Video Showcasing Sounds And Features

Korg's volca FM is a cool hardware synth that packs the synth engine of a real DX7 into a much smaller box. G.W Childs shows you what this means for your music making.

Here's DJ Kiva Showing You How To Set Up Ableton Live With External Hardware For Live Performance

Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.

Korg Electribe's Fat Filters For Better Beats. This Video Shows You How

Getting hands-on with filters in hardware is always fun, and never more so that on Korg's popular Electribe groovebox. But did you know you can automate them too?

Using Korg Monologue (Or Other Hardware Synths) With Logic Pro X

Incorporating external hardware synths like Korg's Minilogue into Logic has never been easier, but there's still a technique to know. Darren Burgos shows you how it's done.

What’s So Great About The Minimoog?

Since Moog Music reissued the classic Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, there's been a lot of talk about this particular synth and what makes it unique and great. Joe Albano explores it deeper.

How To Make Your Mixes Translate To Smaller Listening Systems

There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.

A Synth With No Presets: Experiencing The Joys of The Korg Arp Odyssey

Working without a preset system can help you to learn the controls of your instrument in a particularly deep and intuitive way. Here, we look at the Korg Arp Odyssey.

7 Modeled Instruments You Might Not Believe Are Emulations

Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.

Watch A Tour Of Roland's Ultra Portable Boutique JX-03 Synth

Roland's affordable and ultra-portable Boutique JX-03 is endless fun. Watch Rishabh Rajan's quick overview to learn your way around its controls.

Re-Amping With A Real Amp Vs. Plugins

Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.

Synthesis Essentials: Know Your Filters

You probably use the filters on your synths all the time, but how much do you really know about them? This guide will make you a filter expert...

Recording Techniques: Understanding Mic Patterns & Applications

Microphones come with many different polar patterns and understanding these can be key to getting a great recording. Joe Albano breaks down which ones to use, and when.

Stereo Microphone Recording Techniques

Stereo mic'ing can add depth and vitality to your productions. Joe Albano explains the various different techniques and which ones you should use.

8 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer For Music Production

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer clogging up your workflow. Get a speed boost with these expert tips!