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Here's DJ Kiva Showing You How To Set Up Ableton Live With External Hardware For Live Performance

Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.

Korg Electribe's Fat Filters For Better Beats. This Video Shows You How

Getting hands-on with filters in hardware is always fun, and never more so that on Korg's popular Electribe groovebox. But did you know you can automate them too?

How to Sync NI Traktor and Ableton Live

Ableton Live and NI's Traktor are both supreme live performance tools, so what could be better than linking them together? Sara Simms shows you some easy ways to do it.

8 Ableton Live Set Tips The Pros Don’t Want You To Know

Ableton Live is still a great tool for live performance, as its name suggests. Here are eight pro tips for getting the most out of it in performance situations.

5 Tried and Tested Tips to Help Musicians Prepare for a Terrific Gig

There are always things you can do to better prepare yourself for a live performance. Here are some top tips to help you be the best you can.

5 Tips for Opening DJ Sets

An opening DJ set is an art form and considered one of the most challenging DJ sets to play. Opening DJs need to set the mood, warm up an empty venue and gradually coax people onto the dance floor.

Carl Jung Made Personality Archetypes, Here Are Song Archetypes To Help Live Performers

Here's some song archetypes for live musicians and performance.

Ableton Live Racks: From Basic To Beyond

Ableton Live's racks can be as simple and complex as you wish them to be. Don't be put off by perceived complexity though. There's lots of cool things you can do and Joshua Casper shows some here.

4 Keyboard Drumming Techniques for Producers

Playing drum patterns on your MIDI keyboard need not be a drag. Here's four quick tips to help you get the rhythms in your head to your tracks.

Watch Traktor And Maschine In Action With New Ableton Link Support

NI’s flagship performance apps can now sync seamlessly with loads of other Link-enabled desktop and iOS applications!

Turntablism Skratching Tips From deejay stutter & Sara Simms

You say scratching, I say sktratching... In this article turntablists Sara Simms and deejay stutter share some exclusive scratching tips and tricks for DJs.

Why You DON'T Need The Latest, Most Expensive Gear To Make Good Music

Shhh. Don't tell the companies in the music industry who make new hardware and software to feed the appetite amongst musicians and producers. Could it be that older, cheaper gear is just as effective?

The Secrets Of Master Buss Compression With House Producer ATFC

Ever wondered how to get that warm, intense finish for your House tracks? With this hands-on demo from ATFC you’ll find out exactly how it’s done!

Ableton Live Performance Setup Tips: Legato Mode

Ableton certified trainer and seasoned live performer, Timo Preece, walks us through key concepts for building and maintaining a successful live performance setup in this video tutorial.

A Brief History of Music, Part 6: House

In part 6 of our series exploring musical genres, and the defining artists, tracks and gear that have been instrumental in them, Hollin Jones puts House under the microscope.