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Staying On Track: 5 Time Management Practices For Music Producers

Time management can be something we overlook or even actively get wrong when working on music. Here, G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for making better use of your time and energy.

Vocal Recording Tips: How To Get Singers Warmed Up & Ready To Perform

A careful blend of encouragement and tough love can be required if your vocalist turns up poorly prepared. Here are some tips to get them up to speed and get the best take possible.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!

Top 5 Predictions / Wishes For NAMM 2018

We never know what's around the corner - at least not all of it! So Matt Vanacoro presents his wish list for NAMM 2018. What's on yours?

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.