Why reach for the nearest preset in NI's Massive when you can design your own? Not only will this mean your sounds are unique, but you can learn lots and have fun in the process.
Propellerhead Reason is chocka full of hidden features and functionality. In this tutorial G. W. Childs shows how to make a melodic pattern in Thor that changes pitch dependant on the keys you press.
If you're familiar with using Loopmash as an instrument, prepare to have your musical mind blown as Hollin Jones unleashes its potential as an effects processor in Cubase 7.5.
Most times you'll record instruments in mono to a single channel, but sometimes you may want to beef these up in the mix and create stereo versions. Here's how, in Logic Pro X.
The tools for authentic sounding orchestras are here. But, that automatically make your string sections sound good! Jay Asher shares six tips to help make your orchestral compositions unique.
Take your improv skills to the next level as Toby Pitman shows you 10 scales you can play over a dominant 7 chord for greater melodic variation. This article includes audio examples too!
Getting your audio interface and mixer inputs and outputs organized in most DAWs can be a pain. Not so in Bitwig Studio which makes the process much easier with its custom configurations.
One of the more exciting features in the recent Logic Pro X 10.0.7 free update are the new automation capturing commands. Being able to create automation points will only make mixing more fun!
Where would modern music, to say nothing of electronic music, be without a heavy downbeat accent on the second and fourth beats of a 4/4 bar? Noah Pred shows how to create stacked claps in Live 9.
Latency is part & parcel of everyday life when recording and mixing in our DAWs. Joe Albano gives a thorough tour of what latency is and the different ways to reduce its impact when monitoring.
If you need to add extra depth or interest to your tracks, it's common to reach for delay effect plug-ins. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner provides 4 delay-oriented tips for PreSonus Studio One users.
Despite being a couple of years since its release, iZotope and BT's Stutter Edit is still one of the most versatile glitch tools for live EDM performance. Gary Hiebner explores how it works.
When it comes down to it, a working and functional score with lyrics is great, but one that looks good is even better. Jay Asher shows how to create lyrics nicely in Logic Pro X.
Rich Tozzoli takes a hands-on approach to using guitar effects in the box to find out which plug-ins will help you transform your guitar sounds from dry and uninspiring to rich and varied.
It doesn't matter what DAW you use. You'll hear advice from others recommending you create templates. Jay Asher is aware you might resist it and explains why you should really consider it!