So you just know you’ve got the goods to make hits: you’ve got the ears, you know the trends, and you’ve got the nerve. Now you need the gear. Here's why you need an audio interface in your setup.
The recording process can throw all kinds of curve balls at you, however well prepared you may be. Joe Albano shares some industry secrets that can save your bacon if the worst happens.
Don't just drag a loop from your desktop to your DAW - find inspiring ways of using hardware to kick off ideas for new tracks with these top tips!
Noise is sometimes less well understood than oscillators, but it's just as important when making synth patches. Here's a quick guide to the different noise types and how to use them.
Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.
We all lust after shiny new gear from time to time, but is it always a good idea? Shane Berry has some advice on when to leap, and when to only look.
Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.
Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.
The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!
Take your Elektron Octatrack skills to the next level with a greater understanding of Track Machine types, and how to set them up for your specific needs.
Some people spend a fortune on music gear and while that’s a nice option to have, not everyone can flash quite so much cash. Here are some tips for building a system without breaking the bank.
The gear that iconic bands use is just as big a part of their identity as the music they make or the place they come from. So what were Nirvana using when they made Nevermind?
Get to the heart of the deepest bass and kick tones by learning about the way volca kick generates and shapes its sounds.
You have probably seen the software versions, but how much do you know about the legendary hardware synths that inspired generations of music makers?
What better way to liven up your performances than with some patterns and movement? Here's how the volca FM's arpeggiator works, plus a few insider tricks...