MIDI drum hardware has come a long way since the early days. Joe Albano explains your options, and why a MIDI drum kit might be the perfect instrument for you.
Get to the heart of what Cubase can do for you with this quick guide to setting up, routing and capturing audio.
Follow this quick but detailed walkthrough as Rishabh Rajan shows you how to create a killer bass patch in NI's flagship soft synth, Massive X.
Harness the power of Logic's Scripter plug-in to generate beats and melodies. But don't worry - no coding knowledge is required. Here's how it works.
This mixing technique can help you achieve a punchy but controlled sound without losing dynamic impact. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.
The Grid in Bitwig Studio is an incredibly powerful environment for building sounds and synths from scratch. Here, certified trainer Thavius Beck gets to the heart of how it works.
Using waveform editing to cut percussive sounds out of ambient and other samples is a great way to create unique drum sounds, Adam Pollard shows you how it's done.
See how to quickly set up a cool retro synth patch from scratch in Arturia's Pigments by using the instrument's Analog mode and a few tuning, filtering and oscillator tricks.
UVI's Falcon is a powerful environment for building synth or sample-based instruments, and it's easier than you may think. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.
Even if you're not an experienced keyboardist, Joe Albano has some pro tips to help you add keys to your guitar-heavy tracks for a different flavour.
Software lets us use advanced tools to create any vocal harmony we like out of a single vocal part. But is it better to record everything live? Josh Carney has the answer.
Understanding why clipping happens and how to avoid it when working with mastering tools can really save your bacon. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.
Parametric composition involves working with data, MIDI and programming in an unconventional way. But the results can be unlike anything you've heard before. Here's how to get started...
Add dynamic interest to vocal tracks when mixing EDM in Pro Tools or any other DAW with these quick tips and techniques. Alex Solano explains all.
What is an audio bus, what does it do and how can it help your mixing workflow? Joe Albano explains all.