There's not many (any?) virtual instruments with an exclamation mark in their name. But that's not the reason Xpand!2 sample playback/synth deserves your attention. Joe Albano takes you deep into it.
Add an organic, throaty feel to your basses and synths by creating a formant filter in Propellerhead Reason's Thor. G. W. Childs shows how to combine Thor and a Combinator for that WOW effect!
Logic Pro X has an arsenal of useful tools and plug-ins for mixing and sound design. The Match EQ is perhaps one of the less well-known "fixing" tools that does what it suggests, and does it well!
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.
Breathe new life into your drum parts by learning how to create your own drum kit presets in PreSonus Studio One's Impact. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you how.
Logic Pro is a sound designer's paradise. With so many instruments and potential sounds, one way to make your own evolving patterns, risers and sequence FX is using the awesome Delay Designer plug-in.
Hollin Jones reveals some of his favorite insider tips, weird techniques and top tricks that you probably didn't know about for Propellerhead Reason users.
Move over robotic beats, it's time to welcome in shuffles and humanized grooves. And Bitwig Studio allows you to do just that. Gary Hiebner shows you the way to the dance floor.
It's completely natural for musicians to feel nervous or shy about performing live. So, here's 5 tips to help build your confidence for your next live performance.
Cubase is a DAW power users dream machine. In this article, Hollin Jones shares six quick tips to help make you make the most out of the powerful VST plug-ins in Cubase.
With some cool tricks up its sleeve, Flux mode in Native Instruments' Traktor can transform your DJ sets with new unique and original sounds. Sara Simms show you how to make it work for you.
Certain types of compression can work wonders on most types of electric guitar parts. Armed with Universal Audio's TLA-100 plug-in, Rich Tozzoli is on a mission to make your guitar sound great.
It's time for some old school synth tips. If you've got a desire to create some house music stabs and you're a Propellerhead Reason user, then this one's for you.
Don't be intimidated by the idea of creating a lead sheet in Logic Pro X's Score Editor. It might be simpler to achieve than you think with the help of Jay Asher.
Electronic Music doesn't need to obey a 4/4 time signature. And the same can be said of music hardware controllers too. Here's how to use non-standard meters with Native Instruments' Maschine.