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Teenage Engineering OP-Z: Step Recording Demystified

Unlock the power of Teenage Engineering's OP-Z hardware with this short video, where you'll learn step sequencing skills in just a few minutes.

4 Useful Chord Techniques For Non-Keyboard Playing Producers

Whether you're an experienced keyboard player or just beginning to learn your way around the keys, here are 4 chord techniques that will serve you well when playing and recording.

5 Apple MainStage Features Every Non-Keyboardist Should Know

Apple's powerful live performance software isn't just designed for keyboard players. Here are 5 ways non-keyboardists can use it to its fullest potential.

On The Road: Portable Power Options For Synthesizers & Electronic Instruments

Gear that needs serious wattage can be tricky to power when you're away from the mains supply. But Scott Riesterer found some high powered solutions. Here, he shares his impressions.

Your Elektron Instruments Can Talk To Each Other - Here's How To Set It Up

When you connect up two Elektron devices over MIDI, you unlock special features and functionality. Thavius Beck shows you how the MIDI side works in this short video.

4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real

Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.

How To Set Up ROLI Blocks In Just 5 Minutes

ROLI's Blocks make excellent holiday gifts, but they're powerful and fun to use all year round. Here's a quick guide to setting up and connecting them to get you started.

5 Quick Tips For Making Better Remixes

Remixing is a great way to experiment, get creative and even make some money. Here are five quick tips to help you find inspiration and make better remixes today.

Best Of 2018: Eurorack Modules

Eurorack modular gear continues to go from strength to strength and 2018 was one of the best years yet for new releases. Here are some of our favourites of the year.

Best Of 2018: FX And Music Accessories

It's not all about instruments - the FX and accessories you choose for your studio can transform it and help make your tracks sound even better. Here are the best released in 2018.

Best of 2018: Kontakt Instruments

Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.

Best Of 2018: Software Synthesizers

2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.

Best Of 2018: iOS Apps For Musicians

2018 has been a great year for new, expanded and upgraded music-making apps on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are some of the best, from beat makers to full DAWs.

Best of 2018: MIDI Controllers

This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.

5 Home Truths About Promoting Your Music

There’s plenty of advice out there about promoting your music. But how much of it is worth listening to? Here are some facts you need to hear - even if you might not like all of them.