When composing for game, film or other music, it's important to make our sounds stand out from the crowd. Josh Aker (Infinity Blade I & II composer) shows how to create your own BIG & awesome sounds.
Playing live soon? G. W. Childs pipes in with some timeless advice on how to make sure everything goes smoothly with your sound guy and to help you play an excellent set.
Possibly the most talked about of the new features in Reason 7 is its ability to hook up external MIDI devices. G. W. Childs checks out the connectivity and finds out how well it has been implemented.
Maschine is so deep you could happily work only with it... but, there'll probably come a time when you want to move your patterns and sounds into a DAW. Mo Volans shows how to do this with Logic Pro.
You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to change the tempo of your songs on the fly in Apple's MainStage. Well, it's easy if you know how, and David Earl shares his tap tempo know-how here.
Whether you're a producer or a mixer, or a musical collaborator, getting organized in your DAW can save you hours of time and free up some creative headspace. Rich Tozzoli shares his 5 trusted tips.
Is it desirable, to make your sample-based instruments sound as close to the "real-thing" as possible? Jay Asher suggests an alternative approach when creating orchestral pieces in your DAW.
Sara Simms is here to take you beyond the techniques in her recent article on creating MIDI mappings in Traktor Pro. Learn how to create 2 advanced mappings in NIs Traktor Pro.
A well chosen set list can turn a good performance of songs into a memorable live experience. In this article G. W. Childs shares some tips to help you turn a good gig into a stunning set.
What is it about MIDI that it has not only endured 30 years of studio and live usage... but continues to thrive in all environments? Peter Schwartz delves deep into its wonderful inner workings.
New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.
Creating an ergonomic work environment is so important for everyone, including music producers. Jim Pavett shows how, and explains the meaning of "5S" concepts.
The time of being tangled up by wires connecting the various devices in your studio together is coming to an end. Adam Goldberg takes a wireless approach when connecting devices to Logic Pro.
We've all felt profound moments of joy, sadness, relaxation, etc when listening to music. In this fascinating article, Lynda Arnold explores how sound affects us and how it can be used for healing.
You don't need more buttons and knobs for a plug-in to make your mixes shine through. Universal Audio's 1176 has simple controls covering the magic inside. Rich Tozzoli shares 3 tricks for the 1176.