An opening DJ set is an art form and considered one of the most challenging DJ sets to play. Opening DJs need to set the mood, warm up an empty venue and gradually coax people onto the dance floor.
Project setup is crucial in any DAW and in this video, Hollin Jones shows you how to nail things down quickly and easily in Cubasis for iPad.
Bounce in place might not sound like a sexy feature for a DAW. But G.W Childs shows how much this feature can improve and influence your production workflow in Propellerhead Reason.
Free doesn't have to mean basic, and this quick video shows you how to make a cool synth bass pattern in just a couple of minutes.
Before you retreat, this tutorial requires NO soldering or coding skills! With an Arduino Uno, Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and select tools you can make your own analog controller for Ableton Live!
FL Studio is a deep and potentially complex DAW which is also easy to use. If you've been scratching the surface you may want to dive deeper to discover more it can do. Here's 10 handy tips to help.
There's no doubting the joy of using a real hardware synthesizer. The tactile controls are difficult to beat. But when it comes to sound these 7 virtual synths more than hold their own.
Here's some song archetypes for live musicians and performance.
A sprawling Logic project with a billion tracks and regions and a mixer that takes 2 minutes to scroll through might look cool. There's easier ways to make compelling EDM grooves in a single region.
Quickly and easily use your software synth to create a wobble lead patch from scratch in just a couple of minutes!
Taking tracks between projects in Cubase is easier than you might think. Gary Hiebner shows how track import works and explores ways to speed up workflow with customised presets.
ReWire is a powerful, invisible protocol for streaming audio and MIDI between compatible apps. Here are some ways it can make your life easier.
If you're going for great-sounding realistic horns in your productions, Matt Vanacoro is here to share tips on how to turn humdrum horns into something more inspiring.
Ableton Live's racks can be as simple and complex as you wish them to be. Don't be put off by perceived complexity though. There's lots of cool things you can do and Joshua Casper shows some here.
Playing drum patterns on your MIDI keyboard need not be a drag. Here's four quick tips to help you get the rhythms in your head to your tracks.