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Using Headphones When Mixing? Here's What You Need To Know

Mixing on headphones can be useful and even necessary in some situations. But it brings with it a unique set of conditions and considerations. Joe Albano explains all you need to know...

Skratch Combos and Sessions

Mastering skratches is essential if you want to improve your DJ skills. In this quick tutorial, Sara Simms shows you how to combine multiple skratches into combos for even better results.

Roland Tr-09 Drum Machine Tips & Tricks

Ever wondered how to get the absolute maximum out of your Roland Tr-09 drum machine? Jade Wii is here with some expert tips, tricks and shortcuts to make your day!

Choosing Your First Synthesizer

With so many synths out there it can be daunting knowing where to begin looking. But it needn't be! Here are some excellent tips on choosing your first synth from someone with quite the collection...

Setting Up Perfect Monitor Mixes With UA Apollo

Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.

Here's How To Perform & Record FX with Teenage Engineering's PO-32 Tonic Synth

PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.

Bedroom Producers: Why You Need An Audio Interface

So you just know you’ve got the goods to make hits: you’ve got the ears, you know the trends, and you’ve got the nerve. Now you need the gear. Here's why you need an audio interface in your setup.

5 Hacks Every Recording Musician & Engineer Should Know

The recording process can throw all kinds of curve balls at you, however well prepared you may be. Joe Albano shares some industry secrets that can save your bacon if the worst happens.

Five Ideas on Using Hardware to Start Tracks

Don't just drag a loop from your desktop to your DAW - find inspiring ways of using hardware to kick off ideas for new tracks with these top tips!

DivKid Explores Different Eurorack Patch Noise Types

Noise is sometimes less well understood than oscillators, but it's just as important when making synth patches. Here's a quick guide to the different noise types and how to use them.

Parallel Processing Using Maschine

Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.

Dealing With GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

We all lust after shiny new gear from time to time, but is it always a good idea? Shane Berry has some advice on when to leap, and when to only look.

Recording and Production: Close-Miking Techniques

Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.

This Video Explores Akai MPC Live's Connectivity Options & Rear Panel

Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.

Learn How To Perform The Military Skratch Technique In This Live Action DJ Video From Sara Simms

The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!