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Using A MIDI Drum Kit To Trigger Virtual Drum Instrument Plug-Ins

Combining hardware and virtual worlds can give you the best of both - a live performance feel with total control over the drum sounds. Joe Albano is your guide to making it happen.

How to Break the Grid: Going Beyond Loop-Based Music

Loops have formed the bedrock of many musical genres, but what if you want to take them to the next level? Here are 8 top tips for going beyond loop-based music.

Harmonic Mixing Tips For DJs & Musicians

Learning the secrets of harmonic mixing can be the key to unlocking even better DJ performances. Sara Simms explains the concept, and how to use it in practice.

6 Tips For Smoother Live Music Sets

Make sure your Live sets go off without a hitch with these excellent tips from experienced performer and Live expert, Noah Pred.

Why Nine Inch Nails 6-Track Album Is A Genius Marketing Move

Some say six tracks isn't enough for an album, but most of them haven't had the success of Nine Inch Nails. Here's why the band's latest move could just be a work of genius...

10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

Social Media Strategy For Musicians - Tactics Vs. Strategy Explained

It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.

Creative Self-Marketing For Music Producers On A Budget

Every business has its ups and downs and music is no different. Here are some top tips for keeping things moving when times are tough.

Mixing Live Multitrack Recordings? Read This!

Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.

Elektron Octatrack MkII's Sampling Tools Explained

Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

How To Use (Almost) Any MIDI controller With NI Traktor

By creating custom MIDI maps or using a pre-mapped MIDI controller you can get great hands-on control of your DJ performances from hardware. Sara Simms shows you how to set it up.

The Advantages Of A Pro Recording Studio Over Your Home Studio

Home studios are great but there are many things a pro studio offers that are simply impossible to do in a smaller space. Rich Tozzoli shares his reasons for going pro...

10 Ways to Stay Healthy While On The Road as a Traveling Musician

Lack of sleep, bad food and no exercise are all factors that can pile up and leave you feeling bad while on the road. Here are 10 ways you can beat the blues and perform at your best.

The Future of Electronic Music Performance

The technology and methods used to perform electronic music live have changed immeasurably over the last couple of decades. But as Sara Simms explains, there's much more still to come.

3 Ways To Get Live Looping Without Pedals Like Elise Trouw

Elise Trouw is an internet sensation. Not just for being a wonderfully talented multi-musician and performer, but for using live looping without a pedal or button in sight. Here's how she does it.