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5 Great Travel Locations In The Americas For Musical Inspiration

If you're struggling for inspiration and happen to be in the right part of the world. check out these 5 inspiring places that can help to open up your mind to new musical adventures...

4 Creative Plugins For Better Drum Loop Production

Add a new lease of life to your drum loops and create something fun, fresh and vital with these clever processing tricks. Here's how it's done.

Who Needs To Do What When Recording An Orchestra

Recording a full blown orchestra is definitely not a one-person task. Olajide Paris reveals the list of roles that will need to be filled on anything from a smaller to a heavy cinematic session.

10 Music Studio Essentials You Might Not Know You Needed

We all know you need a computer and a DAW, but what are the less obvious things you can add that will make your producing life easier? Hollin Jones has the answers.

Quick & Easy Guide To Compression, Encoders, Streaming For Performing Musicians & DJs

Just pointing a camera at a band won't cut it - to stream effectively to a wide audience you need to know a few tricks about conversion and compression. Here's Matt Vanacoro with the inside track.

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.