MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...
Reverb is a staple of music production, but how much do you really know about the different types? This handy guide will help you sort your chambers from your plates...
Traktor's effects can be tailored to suit many kinds of music performance. Here, Sara Simms shares her secrets for great-sounding techno FX with audio examples.
Android hasn’t always been the go-to platform for music makers, but things are changing. Here’s a guide to some of the best audio tools available for Android users.
Sytrus is great for all kinds of synth sounds but it's especially good for bass. Gary Hiebner walks you through creating a heavy bass patch.
Reason’s Player devices take simple MIDI input and turn it into chords, scales and arpeggios. Here’s how to get great results from the arpeggiator with minimal effort!
Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.
Moving from Apple's free GarageBand to the much more advanced Logic Pro can be easy if you know the tricks of the trade. Booker Edwards Jr. explains how it works.
Incorporating external hardware synths like Korg's Minilogue into Logic has never been easier, but there's still a technique to know. Darren Burgos shows you how it's done.
There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.
An element of unpredictability can be programmed into your synths to add character, warmth and depth to any bass patch. Multiplier shows you how.
With a new, infinite modulation system and a bunch of new devices, Bitwig Studio 2 opens up an incredible world of creative possibilities. Thavius Beck explains how it works.
Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.
Hammond organ emulations have improved immeasurably over the years. Here are four pro tips to help you make your organ playing sound as authentic as possible.
The Combinator is one of Reason's most powerful devices. Here's how to take advantage of it to unlock truly creative live performances.