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5 steps To Turn Your Favorite Sampler into a Monster Synthesizer

After reading this you'll never think of your sampler and synthesizer as separate beasts ever again. Here's 5 steps to turning your sampler (hardware or software) into a powerful synthesizer.

Musician & Producer Techniques: How To Boost Creativity and Focus

Making music is more accessible than ever due to the low cost of gear. But it's not without its pitfalls. The difficulty is in learning how to use the equipment and be creative and focused with it.

Pro Tools 12: Catching Up To HD

In days gone by there was a large difference between Pro Tools standard vs Pro Tools HD. Joe Albano explores the features Avid's current powerhouse DAW standard edition can brag about.

Excellent Tutorial on Moog Model 15 921A & 921B Oscillator Section

Moog released the Model 15 app earlier this year to great acclaim. Rightly so. This modular synthesizer app is possibly the best and most accurate analog synth emulation app for iPad/iOS.

Quick Tips for Arranging & Mixing Electric & Acoustic Guitar Tracks

Here are a selection of 8 suggestions of tips to try when arranging and mixing guitar parts, both acoustic and electric. Some you might know, and others are less obvious.

Top 5 DJ Mixers You Will Actually See In Clubs

Despite there being so many DJ mixers available to suit all budgets, there are just a handful of mixers you'll find at clubs. Here are the top 5 most common ones you'll actually encounter in the wild.

7 of the Best Pre Amps for Recording Engineers & Producers

The key to getting a good recording is not only dependent on the microphone you use. The preamp can have a major impact too. Here's seven of the best mic pre's for recording musicians and engineers.

ROLI Seaboard Rise and Equator: Three Programming Tips

If you've taken the plunge into the brave new world of the ROLI Seaboard keyboard (but not a keyboard) instrument along with the impressive Equator software, then this tutorial is for you.

Here’s How To Layer Sounds on The Korg Kronos Synthesizer

In this video tutorial by Matt Vanacoro, we learn how to combine programs to create impressive layered sounds on Korg’s flagship synthesizer, The Kronos.

Pursuing A Career In Music? Hang On To Hope When The Tide Seems To Be Against You

There are some seminal songs that encourage us to see the silver lining behind every cloud and believe in hope. And hope is something those pursuing a musical career need to have more than most.

How to Use Four Effects on Pioneer DJ Mixers

So you want your DJ sets to be full of creative effects? Sara Simms shows how to add four effects to your mixes when DJing on Pioneer Mixers like the DJM900.

Here’s How To Use Novation Circuit As An Expressive MIDI Controller

We all know that Circuit is a powerful Groovebox, but did you know you can use it as a MIDI controller too? Thavius Beck shows how the velocity sensitive pads make it an ideal choice.

5 Mistakes to Avoid For The One-Man Band / Solo Producer

As music making tools become more accessible, it's easier than ever to ditch the band and record and produce an album by yourself. Here are 5 pitfalls to avoid when doing solo.

Picking The Perfect UAD Reverb Plugin

With so many quality plug-ins available in the UAD ecosystem, don't get stuck choosing the right reverb. Matt Vanacoro suggest his top 7 reverb processors for specific production tasks.

Summer Tips for Musicians, Producers & DJs

Summer is a great time to get energized and throw yourself into producing and performing music. Here are some top tips to help you refresh your creative juices!