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...
Some synths have a bigger learning curve than others, but with an expert to guide you through, life can be much easier! Rishabh Rajan is here to help.
Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.
Computers can seem like the default tool for making electronic music, but it doesn't have to be that way. What are the advantages of working entirely without a DAW? Find out with this article & video.
So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.
MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...