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A Brief History of Turntablism

Have you ever wondered what Turntablism is, or its history and origin? Well, you've come to the right corner of the internet. Sara Simms provides a fascinating look into the history of turntablism.

Essential Studio Gear For Electronic Producers On A Budget

You don't need to empty your bank account to make good music. With some clever gear choices you can kit out your studio on a budget and still have what you need. Here's how.

5 Ways to Finish the Track You Started!

Don't get stuck in a loop when producing your next track. It's easy to get distracted or lose motivation to finish what you've started. So here are 5 tips to help you realise your musical creation.

5 Live Recording Mistakes To Avoid

Live recording—especially multitrack live recording—can present its own particular set of challenges, over and above the ones we normally face in the studio. Here's 5 live recording mistakes to avoid.

5 Tips for Producing Deep House

Learn how to take your deep house productions to the next level with these 5 tips from producer and DJ, Sara Simms.

8 Tips For Choosing The Right DAW For You

Choosing your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, or FL Studio, can be confusing. These 8 tips are designed to help you decide on the right audio software for your needs.

Switching Electro Instruments in Real-Time in Logic Pro X

Imagine if you could switch between different samples in real-time in Logic Pro X's EXS24 sampler... you guessed it... you can! Darren Burgos shows how to create eclectic EDM leads using this trick.

Exploring What's New For Push 2 In Ableton Live 9.6 & 9.6.1

The recent Ableton Live 9.6 and 9.6.1 updates added some lesser known features to Ableton's flagship instrument/controller, Push 2. In this tutorial Noah Pred lifts the lid on the new features.

How to Choose the Right Warp Mode for Ableton Live & Push 2

Ever wonder which warp modes to choose and which is best suited for use in Ableton Live? And how to adjust them using the Ableton Push 2? All this and more is covered in this excellent video tutorial.

3 Creative Uses for the Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer

The Roland VT-3 is a portable, accessible vocal processor useful for studio producers and performing DJs. In this tutorial, Lynda Arnold offers three ways to use this box of wonders creatively.

DJ Scratching Video Tutorial: Chirp and Chirp-Flare

In this video and article tutorial experienced DJ, trainer and author, Sara Simms, shows you how to add Chirp and Chirp Flare Scratches to your DJ performance repertoire. Every DJ should watch this.

Optimizing Apple MainStage For Live Performance

Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.

Ableton Live Strategies: From Session To Arrangement

Ableton Live's Session view is an excellent playground for generating ideas. The Arrangement area is a great place to arrange, edit, and finish your tracks. Here's how to turn your ideas into tracks.

How to Mix Stems Using TRAKTOR PRO 2.10.2 and the S4

Curious about NI's Stems format but unsure how to get started? Mixing with Stems is easier than you think. Here's how to incorporate Stems into your performance using the latest version of Traktor.

How To Remix Loops Live in GarageBand for iOS

Just how addictive is remixing live loops and effects in GarageBand for iPad and iPhone? Simple answer. VERY! Matt Vanacoro shows you how powerful Apple's remixing platform has become.