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Hearing Damage: A Guide To Ear Protection For Musicians

We all need to look after our hearing, and it's not just heavy metal drummers that are at risk from long term exposure to noise. Joe Albano explains how to take care of your ears.

How to Use NI Traktor Ramp Delay & Reverb T3

Do you listen to DJs like Richie Hawtin and Dubfire play techno sets and wonder how they create spacious sounding effects? Sara Simms lets you in on an industry secret...

Create Amazing Sample Performances In Maschine With This Sample Start Trick

By playing with the sample start time of a sample, the note repeat and mod wheel controls, it's possible to create some cool stutter-style sample sequences in Maschine. Find out how in this video.

How to Create a DJ Routine for a Battle

Competing in DJ battles can be exhilarating - especially if you win! Here are Sara Simms' top tips for how best to prepare and make your performance the standout of the event.

Applying Robert Greene’s Art of Seduction Theory To Music Production

Can you really draw parallels between a book on the art of seduction and the process of music production? G.W Childs thinks so! Here's his take on it.

5 Ways To Make Practicing An Instrument Feel Less Like A Chore

We should all do more practice to be as good as we can be on our chosen instruments, but it’s not always easy to get motivated. Here are some tips to help you do more!

5 Ways to Perfect Your Live Streamed Performances

With ever more live streaming options available to musicians, here are some important tips for making sure your stream looks its best and reaches the widest audience possible.

Playing Out: Street Performance and Electronic Music

Being an electronic musician precludes you from street performance, right? Not at all! G.W Childs recounts his experiences of taking his setup to the streets, and shares some valuable tips.

Skratch Combos and Sessions

Mastering skratches is essential if you want to improve your DJ skills. In this quick tutorial, Sara Simms shows you how to combine multiple skratches into combos for even better results.

The Belleville Three & How Techno Was Born

Three friends from a small town changed the face of electronic music across the world. But how did it happen? Here's Sara Simms to tell the story.

5 Music Theory Concepts Every Musician Should Know

There are some core theory concepts that all musicians should know about, regardless of what you play. Matt Vanacoro sets out five of the most important.

Harmonic DJ Mixing: How to Do It. Why It Works. Why Using Mixed in Key Helps

Understanding the relationship between the key of different music tracks can make you a better and more effective DJ. Joshua Casper explains the science behind Harmonic DJ Mixing.

This Video Explores Akai MPC Live's Connectivity Options & Rear Panel

Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.

Learn How To Perform The Military Skratch Technique In This Live Action DJ Video From Sara Simms

The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!

5 Rehearsal Tips For Better Live Gigs

Getting yourself into shape for live shows is the key to giving great performances. Here are some top tips for doing it as effectively as possible.