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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?

Watch How To Use Multiple Compressors Without Squashing Your Signal

It’s all too easy to over-compress when mixing things like drums, but with this short, fun video tutorial from Joe Albano you’ll find out how to avoid the problem and get great sounding mixes!

4 Features To Love in The Latest Komplete Kontrol Software

If you have a Komplete Control series keyboard controller then you'll appreciate just how powerful it is. And the latest version of Komplete Control software deserves your full attention. Here's why.

Analog Synthesis, Part 1: The Four Properties of Sound

Learn the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis in this excellent four-part series with Peter Schwartz. Part one explores the four properties of sound.

Learn The Secret Of Synthesizing Fat Sound With This Expert Breakdown Of The Minimoog

A fat sound is highly prized, but not all synths can really do the business. Synth expert Marc Doty reveals the secrets behind the Minimoog’s unique and much-loved sound.

Music Producers Guide To Reverb

If you're looking to understand reverb, the various types and their ideal uses in your mixes, then you're in the right place. Joe Albano is here to explain all this and more.

Master The Secrets Of Fading In A Scratch DJ Performance

Understanding faders is a vital part of becoming a great scratch performer. Sara Simms gives you a practical demo of how powerful a mix fader can be in this short video tutorial.

Watch Ableton Push 2 Power Tips With Thavius Beck

What happens when you put Thavius Beck an Ableton Push 2 and a live-stream video feed in a room for 2 hours? An awesome amount of power tips and workflow tips for Ableton Push users.

7 Classic Hardware Character EQs in Software

The beauty of analog music hardware, especially EQs, is the unique character they can impart on your mixes. Fortunately, there's a number of faithful emulations in the plug-in world. Here's 7 for you.

Morphing Between Lock States in Maschine JAM

Maschine Jam isn’t just a great controller, it has some truly unique features like the ability to transition between different setups…

Watch How To Create A Stunning Sync Lead With Kilpatrick Audio’s Analog Patchable Phenol Synth

The Phenol synthesizer offers the power and flexibility of a modular system in a sleek, portable form factor. Rishabh Rajan takes you through the process of patching together an awesome sync lead.