Ableton Live's Sampler is capable of much more than basic sample playback. Here, Joshua Casper takes you through some of its more advanced applications like creating your own instruments.
Gadget doesn't have audio tracks, but there's a clever workaround for slicing and sequencing audio loops anyway, and it harks back to the days of MIDI triggered hardware. Here's how it works.
Logic Pro X has more tools for pitching and tuning audio than you may have realised, and it works just as flexibly as editing MIDI pitch does. Darren Burgos explains.
Adding movement and effects to your pad sounds can really enhance a track by introducing more life and motion to the body of the music. Here's how to do it in any synth.
Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.
Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!
Your kick drum is key to the sound of your house track. In this short video, Olav Basoski breaks down how to choose, shape and sculpt the perfect bass drum in Logic.
In a departure from the serious side of music production tutorials and techniques, Jay Asher takes us on a journey through musical history with these 10 unusual facts that will surprise you.
iMaschine is a great iOS app for making beats and patterns on the move but if you want to really expand your project into a fully fledged song, here are some techniques you can use to do it.
NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.
A good bass sound is key to almost any kind of music production, but how can non-bassists ensure they're getting the best results? Joe Albano breaks down better bass for everyone.
Backing up – some of us are better at remembering than others, but there’s always more to learn about keeping data safe. Here’s a handy guide to backing up your Mac, PC or mobile device.
RX6 is a highly capable sound design tool in its own right. In this video, Timo Preece demonstrates how it can be a creative as well as a forensic tool.
Pay attention to your drum mix, and your track will surely benefit. In this short video, Multiplier breaks down how to address different kinds of drum sound when mixing.
Creating good harmonies for vocals involves more than just tweaking some plug-ins. Joe Albano explains the musical theory behind getting harmony just right.