We all love using big, resource hungry synth and effects plug-ins... but they come with a cost. Or do they? G.W Childs shares a quick tip to keep your Live sessions running smooth no matter what.
What’s better than a single guitar amp plug-in? Why two, of course! In this excellent tutorial, Rich Tozzoli breaks down how best to use multiple guitar amp plug-ins to achieve unlimited sounds.
The Korg Volca family of synths replicate the quirkiness of the analog world while allowing you to interface with modern music software. Here's how to sync the Volcas to Ableton, Logic & Reason.
In part 2 of this series on drumming, Lynda Arnold continues her exploration of using rhythm for better health. From group drumming to lessons learned from experts, this is a fascinating read.
Chirp, chirp, swirl, swirl... No, we haven't lost the plot. We're practicing the scratching techniques DJ Sara Simms shows below. Keen to improve your scratching techniques? Read this now.
There's a continuing number of high-quality plug-ins available for the UAD-2 platform. So much so that it can be difficult to discover the plug-in best suited for your needs. Jay Asher reveals 6 gems.
Ableton Push was one of our top 10 MIDI Controllers of 2013, and with good reason! And, it's more than another step-sequencing rhythm controller. Matt Vanacoro explores the melodic side of Push here.
So you want to be a DJ? Here's 5 excellent tips from producer, DJ and Ableton Live trainer, Noah Pred.
The Korg iMS-20 (think Korg MS-20 and MS-20 mini) was one of the first serious synth iPad apps for musicians and is still going strong. Find out how to unleash the power behind its Patch Panel.
Rich Tozzoli returns with some practical tips on recording electric guitars using a room mic. Applying the principles behind these tips will help you capture the guitar sound you're looking for.
If you're fortunate to have yourself a gorgeous UAD Apollo all-in-one recording audio interface (or are thinking/dreaming of one) this article is for you!
With 2014 almost upon us, Hollin Jones looks ahead into the mists of time to see what may be lurking there for musicians and producers.
Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.
If you're a musician with an iPad, you've probably discovered a multitude of cute synths & recorder apps. But, the iPad can be a more flexible and dynamic friend for musicians than you might think.
Sampling in Maschine just got a lot easier with the subtle new features in version 2.0. In this tutorial, Mo Volans takes you through sampling from start to finish using Maschine.