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Textural Sound Design With Propellerhead Reason’s Grain Synthesizer

Reason’s Grain synth is an incredible tool for sample manipulation that gives you total control over every aspect of your sound - and it’s perfect for ambience and textures.

Ableton Live Advanced MIDI Technique: Manipulating Time & Playback Direction

Here's how to harness the power of the Note section and its tools to quickly and easily create variations on your beats, chords and melodies - with just a few clicks.

Quick & Easy Guide To Compression, Encoders, Streaming For Performing Musicians & DJs

Just pointing a camera at a band won't cut it - to stream effectively to a wide audience you need to know a few tricks about conversion and compression. Here's Matt Vanacoro with the inside track.

Take Control Of Your Tracks With NI Komplete's Mix Plugins

Native Instruments' Komplete comes with a bunch of excellent mix plugins including EQs, compressors and more. Olav Basoski demonstrates how to shape a fat house beat with Solid EQ.

Adobe Audition CC: Track Vs. Clip Effects

Whether you're podcasting, wave editing or cleaning up dialogue for a movie, Audition's effects are here to help. Hollin Jones explains when to use track and clip effects.

Why Tempo Maps, Clicks And Time Signatures Are Crucial For Orchestral Recording

Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.

Using A MIDI Drum Kit To Trigger Virtual Drum Instrument Plug-Ins

Combining hardware and virtual worlds can give you the best of both - a live performance feel with total control over the drum sounds. Joe Albano is your guide to making it happen.

Extending Creativity With Creative Extensions In Ableton Live 10

Live 10 users can grab this pack of creative extensions for free through their accounts. Noah Pred has a number of excellent reasons why you should do so...

Music Theory: Breaking Away From The ‘Original Beat Recipe’

It's easy to make your beats unique and interesting, even if they start off pretty conventional. Here are some top tips to liven up your rhythms and create more life and variation for your tracks.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Managing Your Next Recording Session

Capturing a sound isn't the only important part of a recording session - there's a lot of other things to consider. Here are 6 mistakes you must avoid to ensure the best results.

How To Arrange Tracks With Native Instrument Maschine JAM

NI's Maschine Jam makes live performance and recording easy. Here's a speedy guide to getting up and running with the arranger.

The Fundamentals Of Ableton Live's Operator FM Synth Explained In 2 Minutes

Get straight to work with Ableton Live's powerful Operator FM synth - learn the fundamentals of how it works in this short video.

5 Interesting Features that Make Reason an Excellent DAW to Use

Reason is a well-established DAW that continues to mature while never losing anything that users love about it. Here are 5 reasons it should be in your sonic arsenal.

Why Some Compressors Don’t Need Lots Of Controls

Compression is a staple of the production process, but why do compressors offer such a variety of controls? Joe Albano explains why sometimes less is more.

Pop Music Production Tips: How To Layer Guitars For A Huge Sound

Guitar production for pop music is a unique challenge - how to get a rich sound without overpowering the track? Gregg Fine is here to explain just how it works.