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5 Tips to Help You Play By Ear

Playing by ear can be tricky to master but it's a great skill to have. Here are 5 tips to help you on your way to being a more instinctive player.

Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.

How To Effectively Use In-Ear Monitors

In-ear monitors are a crucial tool for all kinds of live performers. But how do you choose the ones that are right for you, balancing price and functionality? Matt Vanacoro shares his experience.

Direct Boxes : Which One to Use In Your Studio & Why

Direct or D.I boxes are a staple of live performance and recording. Matt Vanacoro explains why it's important to choose the right one for the job.

How To Plan and Create Live Shows With Local Venues

Learning more about the business side of music can help you earn money and raise your profile. Here's some tips for how to become a promoter and have fun doing it!

Here's 2 Videos To Help Improve Your Digital DJ Skills

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced DJ, using hardware or software, there's always something new to learn. Sharpen up your skills with these two videos on Live and scratch techniques.

5 Tips For Session Musicians

Working as a session musician can be fun and rewarding, but it can be an uphill climb to get to where you want to be. G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for establishing yourself.

The Benefits Of Adding An FX Pedal To Your DJ Setup

Adding live effects to your DJ setup can bring an added level of dynamics to a performance. And if they're foot controlled, your hands are free to scratch! Sara Simms shows you how it's done.

Superior Drummer 3 + Regroover = Awesome!

What if you could take the exact performance of a classic drum loop and recreate it using your own samples, with just a few steps? With SD3 and Regroover, you can! Here's how.

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.