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Tips for the Touring Computer-Based Musician

What to do when you're preparing to tour using your laptop or desktop computer? G.W. Childs explores the worst case scenarios and how to prevent them when playing live using a Mac, PC or iPad.

The Special Needs Music Classroom: Essential Gear

Find out why Logic Pro and iPads are on the list of gear that Special Needs Music teacher, Adam Goldberg, relies upon. If you're setting up a studio or music classroom this is an essential read!

Sending External Beat Clock from MainStage

After exploring the differences between Timecode and MIDI Beat Clock, David Earl moves on to show how to sync two Macs running MainStage. For a fail-safe live performance rig this tip is unbeatable!

Sampling Your CD Collection in Ableton, Audacity or Reason

What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.

Tracking with Dynamics Processors in Logic Pro

With 24-bit digital recording and better analog to digital converters than ever before, is there any point using dynamic processors when recording? Mike Watkinson examines the benefits.

Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live

Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.

Using Mix Busses and Master Faders in Pro Tools 10

Mike Watkinson uncovers and explains how to maximize the audio quality when mixing using the new 64-bit floating bus in Pro Tools 10.

Using Novation Launchpad with Reason

The Novation Launchpad is well known as being an excellent (and inexpensive) controller for Ableton Live. So, G.W. Childs went on a journey to discover how to make it work well for Reason users, too.

MPV Free Stuff: NI Maschine Kits

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV Free Stuff!! This time we've got a tasty bundle of NI Maschine Kits for you. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!

2011 Review : A Year in Audio Gear

Hollin Jones gets retrospective and takes a look at the audio hardware and software that has helped to define the past year.

Gift Guide: 6 Stocking Fillers For Musicians

Knowing what to get for your nearest and dearest digital musician enthusiast can be confusing (and potentially costly!) Toby Pitman shares 6 gift ideas that'll be a big hit for Christmas.

A Guitarist's Guide to Microphones and EQ

Victor Mason has years of hands-on experience when it comes to working with ways to get good guitar recordings. In this article he discusses using multiple mics, placement, re-amping and more.

Guitar: Practice Makes Perfect!

Even guitar playing pros can come unstuck when faced with playing a challenging riff or two. Toby Pitman explains how going back to basic practice exercises can get you shredding again in no time.

MIDI Guitar Controllers

Using guitars as MIDI controllers is not a new concept or a passing fad. Toby Pitman explores the history of MIDI Guitar controllers from the early 80s to the crop and those yet to hit the market.

Pro Tools 10 Review of New Features

The secret is out. Avid has announced the latest version of their flagship Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools 10! And this new version is packed to the brim with new features and improvements.