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Laptop Live Music Performance Essentials

There's a few essentials it pays to add to your live music setup when you perform with a laptop. Matt Vanacoro reveals his top 5.

5 Quick Arrangement Tips For Laptop Producers

Arranging on a laptop can present unique challenges. Hollin Jones shares 5 of his top tips for making laptop life easier.

Arturia KeyStep Pro: 10 Excellent Features

Providing incredible sequencing features for keyboard players the KeyStep Pro does a great job on many levels. In this video we outline 10 of our favorite KeyStep Pro features.

Online Collaboration Tips, Tricks & Tools For Musicians & Producers

With many of us still forced to isolate we explore tips and tricks to help musicians and producers collaborate online.

5 Music Production Tips: Australian Producer Willaris. K

Imagine a top music producer sharing five of their favorite production tips... this time we're joined by Willaris. K.

5 Ways To Create Danceable Rhythms and Grooves In Your Tracks

Nothing moves your audience like a beat or a sequence that gets their feet going. Here are five ways to find your groove…

Elektron Model:Cycles Quick Tricks: Adding Variation To Performances

Model:Cycles from Elektron is an FM-based instrument with excellent sound scultping and sequencing strings to its bow(s). This short video shows how to quickly add variation and interest to tracks.

Creating a Virtual Performance in 4 Easy Steps

Understanding how to create an incredible remote, collaborative, virtual musical performance is as relevant now as it was in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Matt Vanacoro shows us how.

5 Essential Remixing Tips

Remixing is fun, creative and can even be lucrative. Here are 5 top tips for approaching it in ways you may not have considered.

5 Tips for Remote Collaboration For Musicians

In case you hadn't noticed, the world is in a state of lockdown and meeting other musicians or sitting in the same physical space as a producer is still mainly forbidden. What to do then?

MIDI Drum Kits - How Do They Work?

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.

How To Map Roland's V-Drums Perfectly To Your DAW's Drum Instrument

Open up whole new worlds of recording and performance possibilities by connecting your MIDI drum kit to your virtual instruments. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to do it right.

5 Ways iPadOS Is Helpful For Musicians & Producers

iPadOS marks Apple's first major step towards making the iPad a viable laptop replacement with features like true multitasking and mouse support. Here's how it can help musicians and producers.

Taking it On the Road : Getting Started With a Touring Rig

Going on the road with your music gear can have many pitfalls that might throw a spanner in the works. But with Matt Vanacoro's pro tips, you can avoid them. Read on to find out how.

5 Tips For Getting Back Into Live Music Rehearsals

From checking your gear to checking your goals, here are 5 tips that will help ease you back into the world of live music performance.