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Turntablism Skratching Tips From deejay stutter & Sara Simms

You say scratching, I say sktratching... In this article turntablists Sara Simms and deejay stutter share some exclusive scratching tips and tricks for DJs.

Why You DON'T Need The Latest, Most Expensive Gear To Make Good Music

Shhh. Don't tell the companies in the music industry who make new hardware and software to feed the appetite amongst musicians and producers. Could it be that older, cheaper gear is just as effective?

The Secrets Of Master Buss Compression With House Producer ATFC

Ever wondered how to get that warm, intense finish for your House tracks? With this hands-on demo from ATFC you'll find out exactly how it's done!

Ableton Live Performance Setup Tips: Legato Mode

Ableton certified trainer and seasoned live performer, Timo Preece, walks us through key concepts for building and maintaining a successful live performance setup in this video tutorial.

A Brief History of Music, Part 6: House

In part 6 of our series exploring musical genres, and the defining artists, tracks and gear that have been instrumental in them, Hollin Jones puts House under the microscope.

7 Drum Software Tools Every Producer Should Consider

Beats are at the heart of many different kinds of music. Here are some of the best drum software tools around, for your consideration!

Evolving Your DJ Setup

While having a DJ gear setup you can rely on is great, getting stuck in familiar patterns can lead to predictable live performances. In this tutorial Sara Simms explores how to evolve your DJ setup.

Five for Live: The Best Controllers for Ableton Users

Since 2009 there have been a wide range of Ableton Live specific MIDI controllers released. In this roundup, Noah Pred explores five of the best controllers available for studio and live use.

Five Drum Loop Processing Tips

Changing and modifying drum loops and samples can help your music stand apart from others that might be using the same sound packs. Here's 5 ways to make yours sound unique.

A Brief History of Music Part 5: The Blues

Part 5 of our series exploring musical genres, and the influential artists and songs that have been instrumental in them, sees Hollin Jones showcasing Blues music.

Master The Secrets Of Fading In A Scratch DJ Performance

Understanding faders is a vital part of becoming a great scratch performer. Sara Simms gives you a practical demo of how powerful a mix fader can be in this short video tutorial.

Watch Ableton Push 2 Power Tips With Thavius Beck

What happens when you put Thavius Beck an Ableton Push 2 and a live-stream video feed in a room for 2 hours? An awesome amount of power tips and workflow tips for Ableton Push users.

Ableton Live Performance Tip: Dummy Clips for Quantized FX

Dummy clips, despite their name, can be intelligently used in Ableton Live. Joshua Casper sows how to use them to add variation to drum & synth loops by syncing them to tempo and quantise parameters.

Producing Bass House? Here's How To Get the Bass To Stand Out

Bass House is a genre where your bassline has to be the centre of attention. Watch Adam Pollard (aka. Multiplier) explain how to capture your listeners' ear and keep them interested. 

A Brief History of Music Part 4: Pop

In part 4 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired them, Hollin Jones explores Pop music from its birth to now.