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8 Helpful Settings to Improve Ableton Live’s Performance

As powerful as Ableton Live is both in the studio & on the stage, there are times you'll want to squeeze more performance out without running into any hiccups. Here's 8 settings to help do just that.

Exploring Logic Pro X’s Vintage Opto Modeled Compressor

In this video tutorial, audio expert Joe Albano, explores the Vintage Opto emulation mode in Logic Pro X’s Compressor, including explaining the original Teletronix LA-2A with tips. Well worth a watch!

4 Tips For Mixing With Gate & Expander Plug-Ins

With all the attention lavished on both the technical and creative uses for compression in the studio, we sometimes forget about the other kind of dynamics processor—the Gate/Expander. Here's 4 tips.

Ableton Live Beginner Guide: Your First 5 Steps

If you're new to Ableton Live or are considering buying it as your first DAW, then this article is for you and will get you making tracks in no time flat! Matt Vanacoro is on-hand to help.

Understanding Plug-In Delay Compensation

Latency. The bane of every recording musician and producer. But it doesn't have to be a battle when adding plug-ins like delay and reverb that add latency thanks to as plug-in delay compensation.

Choosing the Right Virtual Piano

What factors do you think about when choosing between the wide variety of virtual pianos out there? Matt Vanacoro recommends taking into account these 4 factors to help choose the right piano for you.

Getting Started With Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls

Logic X's Smart Controls provide a tremendous customizable interface that mean you no longer need to have multiple plug-ins open to control them. But they do a whole lot more as Joe Albano explains.

How To Make Ableton Live's Browser More Efficient & Effective

If you thought you knew the best ways to use Ableton Live's browser, you might be missing something. You can find out here in this useful tutorial on Ableton's browser by GW Childs.

Essential Studio Gear For Electronic Producers On A Budget

You don't need to empty your bank account to make good music. With some clever gear choices you can kit out your studio on a budget and still have what you need. Here's how.

Producer Tips: Transient Design Using Transient Shaper Plug-Ins

If you use dynamics processors for corrective or functional purposes only you might be missing out on their creative use to control transients. Joe Albano is show you how to tame those dynamics now.

Vocal Production Tips: Danny Kirsch, Top 10 Producer, Shows How To Tune The Chorus

There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to vocal production. Fortunately, Danny Kirsch with credits for multiple world-wide top 10 hits is here to share his tips in this video.

Everything You Need To Know About MIDI Messages But Were Afraid To Ask

MIDI. There's a lot of musicians and producers who don't know how to use this protocol to improve their musical performances and add more expression to their instruments. Let's take a closer look.

Cubase: Start To Finish, Part 2: Building Track Foundations With MIDI

Using MIDI parts to lay down the basics of a track is a great way to get started. Let’s look at how it works and how you can generate ideas using Cubase 8.5. 

5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

Getting started in sound design might seem a bit daunting. There are so many tools, plugins, libraries out there. These 5 tips are designed for the novice sound designers amongst us.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 5

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 5 (the final part),the focus is on the GUI and master volume.