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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
In this short video from his course covering all aspects of keyboard skills for producers, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid the physical stresses of long term keyboard playing.
Time management can be something we overlook or even actively get wrong when working on music. Here, G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for making better use of your time and energy.
A careful blend of encouragement and tough love can be required if your vocalist turns up poorly prepared. Here are some tips to get them up to speed and get the best take possible.
It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!
We never know what's around the corner - at least not all of it! So Matt Vanacoro presents his wish list for NAMM 2018. What's on yours?
Playing by ear can be tricky to master but it's a great skill to have. Here are 5 tips to help you on your way to being a more instinctive player.
With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.
In-ear monitors are a crucial tool for all kinds of live performers. But how do you choose the ones that are right for you, balancing price and functionality? Matt Vanacoro shares his experience.
Direct or D.I boxes are a staple of live performance and recording. Matt Vanacoro explains why it's important to choose the right one for the job.