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Sampling In Maschine V2

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.

How Tech Enables Non-Verbal Learners to Become Singers

Adam Goldberg, music teacher in a Special Needs environment, shares useful experiences from the classroom where he uses tech to enable learners to become vocalists they didn't believe they could be.

Compression Techniques for Acoustic Guitar

Don't let acoustic guitars torment you in the mixing stage! They can be tough to tame, but fortunately we have Rich Tozzoli here to guide us through using compression to stay in control.

Recording Acoustic Guitar In Your Home Studio

You've got an acoustic guitar and you want to record your latest strum-song. So, what next? Sara Simms drops her decks to walk you through the basics you'll need in order to capture those strings.

5 Tips for Mastering EDM

A mastering engineer’s instrument is a varied collection of hardware & software that brings out the best in any track. In this article Mo Volans shares 5 essential tips for mastering EDM or any genre.

Controlling DJ Paramaters with TouchAble’s XY Pad

Got an iPad? Got Ableton? Got TouchAble? (You really should have the later, too!) Tadhg Leonard shows you how TouchAble will fast become your app of choice for controlling Ableton Live from your iPad.

Universal Audio's ENGL Amps In Use

In a previous article, we explored Universal Audios new ENGL plug-in amps from Brainworx. After using them extensively in various sessions, here are some tips on how to get them most out of them.

Synthesis Survival Guide: Filters

In his last mission on uncovering the mysteries of synthesis, Peter Schwartz explored Frequency. Get ready for the big reveal on everything related to filters.

How to Start Your Own Record Label

In the past starting a record label was not for the faint of heart. Today it's possible for any musician to do so. But, what are the potential pitfalls you need to know about to make it work?

Serato DJ from the Point of View of a Twitch User

The roll out of Serato DJ for mixers other than Pioneer DDJ-SX has been slow and steady. In this article Tadhg Leonard explores its integration with the Novation Twitch.

Harmonic Mixing Tips for DJs

Creating a smooth transition between songs isn't just about beat matching. Sara Simms shows how to approach harmonic mixing (where two tracks are in related keys) to create a super smooth DJ mix.

Incorporating your iOS Synth into your Ableton Live Projects

With the multitude of synths available for iOS, making music on an iPad or iPhone has never been easier. But how do you incorporate these into your Ableton Live setup? Tadhg Leonard shows how.

Cultivating Emotion in Your Vocal Recordings and Productions

Producing memorable music is more than writing great lyrics and music, making pristine recordings and mixing the track with precision. Performance, emotion and feeling are crucial for vocals too.

MIDI 2.0? Next Steps and MIDI Alternatives for Musicians

30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.

How Sound Affects You: Protecting your Hearing

What is a musician's most important body part? Voice? Fingers? Arms? Feet?? Nope! Your ears! And, these vital tools need protecting even more than our precious studio gear. Lynda Arnold explains.