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Step Programming With Maschine

Become a Maschine maestro with this quick tip on how to step program your beats and patterns. Mo Volans shows you how in this step-by-step guide for Native Instrument's prized hardware controller.

Review: Numark 4TRAK Traktor Controller

While other DJ hardware is becoming more portable, Numark's 4TRAK combines sturdiness with maximum control over Traktor. Mo Volans puts this baby to the test!

Issue 4: MPVHub Audio Magazine: DJ Focus

Issue #4 of MPVHub Audio is here... and it's the BEST yet. Interviews w/ Paul van Dyk, Neil Davidge + more. 15 audio software & DJing tutorials, awesome gear reviews & DIY MIDI Controller feature...

Treating Drums With Maschine's New Effects

Got some drums that sound a bit flat? Open the door and welcome in Maschine's new effects! Mo Volans shows how to use these to give your drums more life, attitude, and of course, pump!

Busting Some Pro Tools User Myths About Logic Pro

Not all DAWs are created equal... but that doesn't mean they can't perform admirably in their own way. In this article, Jay Asher debunks some common myths about Logic held by Pro Tools users.

Using VCA Masters for Mixing in Pro Tools

Using VCA masters can help you mix large Pro Tools sessions in the box with ease. Rishabh Rajan examines all the added benefits of VCAs over using groups or Aux channels.

iPad MIDI Control Surface for Mainstage

So, you're going to play live using MainStage and you've got an iPad? Darren Burgos shows an essential way to create a virtual MIDI control surface with custom layouts to help you at your next gig!

On Synth Terminology: Frequency (Everybody Hertz, Sometimes)

Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.

Using an Expression Pedal with MainStage

Many of the top artists, DJs and producers are using Apple's MainStage 2 for live performance. Are you? Darren Burgos shares an excellent quick tip on how to use an expression pedal in your live setup

Stereo Panning Effects: UA RE-201 Space Echo

What's better than using one UA emulation of Roland's infamous Space Echo units on a track? Two, of course! Rich Tozzoli takes you through some tips and tricks for Universal Audio's RE-201.

I Am a Mac User, Do I Really Need a PC Slave?

I wonder what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, would make of this title… But for musicians using large power guzzling sample libraries this is a very valid question. Jay Asher investigates.

The Special Needs Classroom: Building Community Through Music

“The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively.” Who said this... and how does this relate to Special Needs students?

NEWS: Livid Instruments 7 Day Block Sale

What do you get when you combine 7 days, a sale, Livid Instruments, a music gear nerd, a Block and your existing DAW? Read on to find out more!

Mixing Tip: Tame Bright Drums Using UA Studer A800

What comes to mind when you think about the sound of analog tape? Warmth, punch, low-end beef, controlled distortion? Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli shows how digital doesn't need to sound digital!

Avid Streamlines. Akai, Alesis, Numark Purchase M-Audio

The world is not a certain place from one day to the next, and change is in the air for the audio industry following today's surprise announcement by Avid and inMusic (Akai, Numark and Alesis).