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Synchronizing Hardware In Ableton Live 9

If you've got drum hardware machines, synths and sequencers in your studio, Ableton Live can be a great hub. But it can be complicated to get all MIDI and audio in sync, right? Noah Pred shows how.

Turntablism Skratching Tips From deejay stutter & Sara Simms

You say scratching, I say sktratching... In this article turntablists Sara Simms and deejay stutter share some exclusive scratching tips and tricks for DJs.

Watch How To Design Unique Waveforms With The Buchla 216e Complex Waveform Generator

You’re only as good as your source material, and in this video Todd Barton shows how this powerful synth module gives you complete control over the sound you generate.

Why You DON'T Need The Latest, Most Expensive Gear To Make Good Music

Shhh. Don't tell the companies in the music industry who make new hardware and software to feed the appetite amongst musicians and producers. Could it be that older, cheaper gear is just as effective?

Using Bluetooth MIDI on iOS and OS X

MIDI over Bluetooth is a technology that is still in its infancy. The concept of connecting MIDI devices wirelessly is appealing of course (look Ma, no wires). But how do you set it up for Mac & iOS?

Ableton Live Performance Setup Tips: Legato Mode

Ableton certified trainer and seasoned live performer, Timo Preece, walks us through key concepts for building and maintaining a successful live performance setup in this video tutorial.

Music Studio Design Mistakes: How To Stop Your Room Coloring Your Sound

Even without a big budget for soundproofing, it’s still vital to set up your studio space as sympathetically as possible. Joe Albano shows you how it’s done!

Analog Synthesis 4: The Principle of Modulation

In this final article in our mini series on the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis, Peter Schwartz explores the principles of modulation.

Analog Synthesis 3: Envelope Generators

In part 3 out our essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis, Peter Schwartz takes us on a journey in sound programming using the envelope generator.

DIY: How To Repair & Build XLR Cables

If your studio XLR cables is damaged and in need of repair, or your fancy building your own XLR to 1/4" TS plug, you've come to the right place. Joshua Casper shows you how in this useful tutorial.

A Brief History of Music, Part 6: House

In part 6 of our series exploring musical genres, and the defining artists, tracks and gear that have been instrumental in them, Hollin Jones puts House under the microscope.

Evolving Your DJ Setup

While having a DJ gear setup you can rely on is great, getting stuck in familiar patterns can lead to predictable live performances. In this tutorial Sara Simms explores how to evolve your DJ setup.

Five for Live: The Best Controllers for Ableton Users

Since 2009 there have been a wide range of Ableton Live specific MIDI controllers released. In this roundup, Noah Pred explores five of the best controllers available for studio and live use.

Analog Synthesis, Part 2: The Analog Translation

Learn the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis in this excellent four-part series with Peter Schwartz. Part two delves into the sound creation components of the analog synthesizer.

Music Studio Essentials: Understanding Balanced VS. Unbalanced XLR Cables

Musicians and producers will probably have heard the term “Balanced” & “Unbalanced” used in reference to cables. Most likely those cables were XLR cables. But, do you know what the difference is?