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Creating Pitch Risers in Ableton Live

Are you looking for the perfect pitch risers for your electronic tracks? Bill Burgess shows how you can easily make your own in Ableton Live in seven quick steps.

Will Human Drummers Become Extinct for Live Performance?

Technology is empowering musicians like never before. There are fewer barriers between going from studio to stage for a one-man band. But should we be dispensing with real drummers so easily?

5 Benefits of Collaboration for Electronic Artists

When it comes to electronic music production, you might be forgiven for imagining a lone producer creating tracks in isolation. It doesn't have to be that way, and music may even be better together.

6 Top Tips for Booking Live Shows

Trying to get you or your band booked for a live gig? Rather than approaching it with only your needs in mind, trying an alternative mindset could be the way forward as Keith Crusher explains.

In the Booth: Essential Tips for DJs

Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.

DJ & Producer Tips: Staying Creative On The Road

Whether you're playing live as part of a band, solo or as a DJ, traveling can seem like a drain on your creative process. So, here's some tips to staying creative on the road by DJ/Prodcer, Noah Pred.

10 Killer Features
 for NI Maschine 2.0

The Maschine hardware from Native Instruments is popular and with good reason! What about the software side of things? Well, version 2 contains some tasty features which Mo Volans outlines here.

Useful Tips for DJing with Ableton Push, Part 3

Continuing with his tips on DJing using Ableton Push, Tadhg Leonard looks at how to use Push to record and replay your FX automation data in the third part of this mini-series.

Sampling Live Audio and Looping with Traktor's Remix Decks

Want to sample audio in real-time while you're DJing using Traktor and then process that sampled audio any which way you want? Sara Simms is on hand to help you out.

Useful Tips for DJing with Push, Part 2

Continuing with his tips on DJing using Ableton Push, Tadhg Leonard look at how to get looping and implement DJ FX in the second part of this mini-series.

Useful Tips for DJing with Ableton Push, Part 1

Ableton Push is an excellent controller/instrument for use in the studio. However, you can also use it when DJing as Tadhg Leonard demonstrates in part 1 of 3 in this mini series.

6 Top Traktor Tips

Are you just screeching the surface of Native Instruments' Traktor? Well, it's time to dig deeper and take your DJing skills to the next level, courtesy of Sara Simms.

Traktor DJ Tutorial: Metadata Sync

DJing on the go is a real possibility thanks to Native Instruments' Traktor DJ for iOS. And one of the most convenient features, Metadata Sync, allows you to share info between Traktor Pro & DJ.

Using a Graphics Tablet as a MIDI Controller

Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.

Fun with Loopmash FX in Cubase 7.5

If you’re familiar with using Loopmash as an instrument, prepare to have your musical mind blown as Hollin Jones unleashes its potential as an effects processor in Cubase 7.5.