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How to Build a Basic Tech House Beat in Ableton Live

Starting with the four standard sounds: kick, snare, hi-hat and clap in a drum rack, Multiplier takes you through the basics of creating a Tech House beat.

5 steps To Turn Your Favorite Sampler into a Monster Synthesizer

After reading this you'll never think of your sampler and synthesizer as separate beasts ever again. Here's 5 steps to turning your sampler (hardware or software) into a powerful synthesizer.

Musician & Producer Techniques: How To Boost Creativity and Focus

Making music is more accessible than ever due to the low cost of gear. But it's not without its pitfalls. The difficulty is in learning how to use the equipment and be creative and focused with it.

Pro Tools 12: Catching Up To HD

In days gone by there was a large difference between Pro Tools standard vs Pro Tools HD. Joe Albano explores the features Avid's current powerhouse DAW standard edition can brag about.

Excellent Tutorial on Moog Model 15 921A & 921B Oscillator Section

Moog released the Model 15 app earlier this year to great acclaim. Rightly so. This modular synthesizer app is possibly the best and most accurate analog synth emulation app for iPad/iOS.

Ableton Live 9.7's Hot New Simpler

Ableton Live's 9.7 is bringing more lovely features to their recently redesigned sampler, Simpler. Noah Pred, Ableton Certified Trainer, explores some of the power features of this elegant sampler.

Quick Tips for Arranging & Mixing Electric & Acoustic Guitar Tracks

Here are a selection of 8 suggestions of tips to try when arranging and mixing guitar parts, both acoustic and electric. Some you might know, and others are less obvious.

Using Expression Maps in Cubase

Working with sample libraries? Doing scores? Looking to improve your MIDI and articulation workflow. Cubase 8.5's Expression Maps are here to help.

Exporting and Importing Between DAWs Without Losing Your Mind

Here's a useful tutorial on how to share between different Digital Audio Workstations, like Logic Pro and Pro Tools and even audio to video software like Final Cut Pro or Premiere.

5 Tips for Combining Drum 'n' Bass and House

Boundaries between musical genres are constantly blurring, shifting and moving. If you want to combine house and drum n bass, or other styles, here's 5 super quick tips to help.

How To Turn Your Voice Into An Instrument in Logic Pro X

In this nifty Logic Pro X tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to turn your (or somebody's) sampled voice into a playable instrument in Logic Pro's Alchemy synth instrument.

Cubase Start to Finish, Part 6: Exporting and Mastering

In this final part of the Cubase start to finish tutorial series Hollin Jones explores how to turn your mixes into masters and export them so the world can hear them.

Ableton Live Secrets: 5 Hidden Features in 10 Devices

Joshua Casper uncovers and reveals 5 lesser known features in Ableton Live'S built-in devices that might surprise you.

Creating Arps in FL Studio The Easy Way

If your DAW makes creating arpeggiated patterns a chore then FL Studio's built-in tools are worth checking out. Here's how to quickly and easily create impressive arps in Image Line's excellent DAW.

7 of the Best Pre Amps for Recording Engineers & Producers

The key to getting a good recording is not only dependent on the microphone you use. The preamp can have a major impact too. Here's seven of the best mic pre's for recording musicians and engineers.