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All Night Long: 7 Tips for Playing an Extended DJ Set

When you get called up to play a long set, you know you've arrived! But there are things you need to consider. Here's a guide from Sara Simms on how to program music for a longer set.

Getting Started with In-Ear Monitoring

On the surface, in-ear monitoring solutions may appear expensive, but Keith Crusher explains why the cost could be justified and how they can positively affect your next live performance.

7 Top Tips for FXpansion Tremor

Make the most of FXpansion's versatile drum synth, Tremor in these essential tutorial-article. Hollin Jones shows you how to become a beat bad-boy (or girl) with these 7 top tips.

Left Field Sound Design in iZotope Stutter Edit

Whether you work in music, television, or film, we all need ‘wooshes’ & ‘swooshes’. Frustratingly, they can be difficult to obtain. Did you know you can use iZotope's Stutter Edit to make these?

5 Essential Tips for iZotope BreakTweaker

When iZotope & BT get together you can expect something innovative & revolutionary! And BreakTweaker is no exception, it will literally transform your beats. Here's 5 essential tips to blow your mind.

Preparing a Custom Live Music Performance Setup

Cables? Laptop? Check. So, you may have the gear, but have you planned the actual performance itself? Ableton Certified Trainer, Timo Preece, shares his brainstorming techniques to help your next gig.

How to Make Money From Music: Selling Your Band Merchandise

So you're playing music you love, maybe releasing an album and building a fan base. But how to make money? Keith Crusher shares some profitable tips to help you turn a profit with band merchandise.

Music Production Tip: Breaking Down Difficult Melodies

G. W. Childs shares a useful tip for how to break down tricky melodies (maybe your own or from a song you've heard) using your DAW to help you learn how to play it more easily.

Get Ready to Perform Live (Logic Pro X to MainStage)

Logic Pro X is one of the most powerful DAWs available, but it isn't the best choice for live performance. Enter Apple's MainStage! Here's how to get tracks from Logic X into MainStage for your gigs.

Scratching for DJs: Clover Tears & the 'Joe Cooley'

Chirp, chirp, swirl, swirl... No, we haven't lost the plot. We're practicing the scratching techniques DJ Sara Simms shows below. Keen to improve your scratching techniques? Read this now.

Using a Combinator for Live Performance in Reason

If you think Propellerhead Reason should be left in the studio when you play live... think again! In this enlightening tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to get performing using the Combinator.

5 Essential Tips for Aspiring DJs

So you want to be a DJ? Here's 5 excellent tips from producer, DJ and Ableton Live trainer, Noah Pred.

What 2014 Might Bring for the World of Music and Technology

With 2014 almost upon us, Hollin Jones looks ahead into the mists of time to see what may be lurking there for musicians and producers.

Harnessing Session Automation In Live 9

Session Automation is one of the big features in Ableton Live 9 and as Noah Pred demonstrates is something you should be using both in the studio and during live performance.

Building Macro Racks for DJ Sets in Ableton Live

So you're performing live using Ableton? You're not using Racks? Really? Gary Hiebner has a treat for you with this tutorial on building Macro Racks when DJing in Ableton.