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5 Traits of Successful Electronic Musicians

What does it take to be a successful electronic musician? Talent and belief, but also some other, less obvious qualities. Read on to find out how many of them you have...

A Quick Guide To Programming A Roland TR-09

Roland's TR-09 is a great-sounding drum machine, but if you're not familiar with old school programming styles it can be confusing at first. Sara Simms shortcuts you to some great beats.

Five Reasons For DJs To Use Pioneer Rekordbox 5

Rekordbox has made waves in the DJ world, but not everyone is on board quite yet. Noah Pred gives you 5 reasons why you really should be using the latest version 5.

Programming Drum Patterns For Novice Producers

Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.

Out Of This World Arpeggiated & Sequenced Sounds With Arpology in Kontakt

If you only watch one video today (or two) we'd recommend these two showing you how cool Sample Logic's Arpology can be for sound design and patterns you'd normally not dream of making.

5 Steps To Originality With Your Music Productions

Being original can be one of the toughest parts of composing new music. Here are five steps to help you avoid repetition and come up with some truly new ideas.

10 Strange But Interesting Musical History Facts

In a departure from the serious side of music production tutorials and techniques, Jay Asher takes us on a journey through musical history with these 10 unusual facts that will surprise you.

Crushing Stereotypes About Millennial Musicians (From A Millennial Perspective)

One generation can sometimes have preconceived ideas about another. Here, JAde Wii debunks some notions you may have held, or been on the receiving end of.

Overcoming Your Inner Critic: 5 Tips To Stepping Past Your Creative Conscience

Sometimes it can be hard to ignore that nagging voice inside your head that's holding you back. Here are five tips to help you better understand your own creativity.

5 Tips for a Successful Facebook Live Performance

Just pressing the Go button isn't enough to guarantee a good performance. Here, G.W Childs shares some of the things he's learned from hosting live streams.

How to Setup Traktor with the Rane 62/64 DJ Mixer

Do you love Rane mixers but prefer to DJ with Traktor? Would you like to use Rane's custom Traktor mappings for Rane 62/64 mixers, but aren't quite sure how to start? You're in the right place.

How to Create a Richie Hawtin Style Delay

If you love the sound of Richie Hawtin's signature delay effect, you'll want to read this detailed guide on how to replicate the effect for yourself. Sara Simms reveals all.

Hearing Damage: A Guide To Ear Protection For Musicians

We all need to look after our hearing, and it's not just heavy metal drummers that are at risk from long term exposure to noise. Joe Albano explains how to take care of your ears.

How to Use NI Traktor Ramp Delay & Reverb T3

Do you listen to DJs like Richie Hawtin and Dubfire play techno sets and wonder how they create spacious sounding effects? Sara Simms lets you in on an industry secret...

Create Amazing Sample Performances In Maschine With This Sample Start Trick

By playing with the sample start time of a sample, the note repeat and mod wheel controls, it's possible to create some cool stutter-style sample sequences in Maschine. Find out how in this video.