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.
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...
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.
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.
NI's Maschine Jam makes live performance and recording easy. Here's a speedy guide to getting up and running with the arranger.
Get straight to work with Ableton Live's powerful Operator FM synth - learn the fundamentals of how it works in this short video.
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.
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.
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.
Using a surgical EQ to shape and sculpt your sounds is a core part of getting a good mix. Here, Rich Tozzoli explains how he uses FabFilter's Pro Q2 to do just that.
Logic Pro has powerful grouping tools that go far beyond simple submixing. In this video, David Earl explains VCA faders, Track Stacks and much more.
Sometimes overlooked in the slew of bigger new features, devices like Shaper and Note Echo in Live 10 can bring whole new dimensions to your productions. Here's how.
Loops have formed the bedrock of many musical genres, but what if you want to take them to the next level? Here are 8 top tips for going beyond loop-based music.
Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.
Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.