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Essential DJ Tech: The Art of The Mix

Are you preparing a new mix for your next DJ set? DJ and producer, Sara Simms, shares some sage advice on the art behind a good DJ mix.

All Night Long: 7 Tips for Playing an Extended DJ Set

When you get called up to play a long set, you know you've arrived! But there are things you need to consider. Here's a guide from Sara Simms on how to program music for a longer set.

Synthesist’s Revolt: Don't Make Do, Expect More, Go Modular

His Buchla’s LPF has no resonance (and Steve H likes it that way!) Find out why in his latest insightful exploration into the innovations occurring in the world of synthesis.

8 Tools for Mastering on a Budget

If money is tight and you need to master your tracks, there are tools available which you can use at home/in your studio which won't cost you the earth, but can help when mastering.

Getting Started with In-Ear Monitoring

On the surface, in-ear monitoring solutions may appear expensive, but Keith Crusher explains why the cost could be justified and how they can positively affect your next live performance.

5 Essential Vocal Recording Tips

The old adage GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) is arguably most important when recording vocals for your music productions. In this article Joe Albano shares 5 essential tips for recording good vocals.

Make Money From Your Music via Sync

It's probably never been harder to make money from music. Don't rely on album sales (not recommended!) instead Hollin shares how to get your tunes synced, or used in film, TV, games and adverts.

Using Guitar Pedals With Your DAW

Got a bunch of guitar pedals laying around? Need some inspiration for getting new and exciting sounds? Why not try your pedals on other stuff instead of your guitar! Toby Pitman shows you how.

FREE Live Pack: Elektron Legacy Drums LITE

Elektron's Machinedrum is about to be superseded by Analog Rytm, but fret not. Noah Pred sampled the original and painstakingly made a Drum Rack out of them. Live 9 users download these FREE here.

Creating a 3D Mix with Two Speakers

We often think that more than two speakers or monitors are required in order to create a 3-dimensional music mix. In fact, you can do so with a humble two-speaker system. Paul Wickliffe explains how.

Beginner's Guide to Recording Electric Guitar: Traditional Methods

Want to record your electric guitar? There's a number of ways to approach this and Sara Simms (DJ and guitarist!) takes you through all the factors that'll affect how good your recording will be.

Using Ableton Push and Drum Racks to Control External Hardware

Working with external hardware instruments is something we covered recently in Noah Pred's illuminating walkthrough article. Now, Timo explores how Ableton Push can be used to control outboard gear.

Creating An Analog Front-End For DAW Recording

Most of us have an in-the-box software-based solution for recording, editing and mixing. And that's great. But, if you're missing that analog warmth, here's how you can add that to your DAW setup.

Microphones, Part 2: A Guide to Condenser Mics

In part 2 of this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of condenser microphones and how and what they are best suited for when recording.

Integrating External Instruments With Racks in Your Ableton Live Rig

There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.