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5 Alternatives To A Human Drummer

So you want your drum tracks to sound convincing... or at least good? But you don't have a drummer to hand and your own arrangements leave a lot to be desired? Here are 5 viable alternatives.

A Personal Tribute To Don Buchla: Innovating Across The Synthesizer Universe

Publisher of AskAudio Academy, Steve H, shares his personal journey with synthesis, how he came to use Buchla synthesizers and explains the impact Don Buchla has had on the world today and tomorrow.

5 Tips To Speed Up Your Korg Electribe 2 Workflow

So you've got a Korg Electribe 2 (or are thinking about getting one) and you want some workflow tips and tricks? You're in the right place! G.W. Childs is here to help.

DJing with Ableton Live: Setting Up Your Controller

DJ Kiva shows how to get your MIDI Controller to communicate properly with Ableton Live so you can get hands-on in the studio or when performing live.

What Makes Pioneer DJ Mixers Sound Good?

Pioneer DJ mixers, like the DJM-2000NXS, are well respected amongst DJs and FOH engineers. Why? They sound great. But what makes them sound so good? Sara Simms investigates...

How to Make a Beat on Elektron Analog RYTM & Overbridge in 6 Minutes

In this 6-minute video tutorial Thavius Beck shows how to use Elektron's excellent Overbridge and Analog RYTM to make a beat.

What Are The Defining Features of Tech House?

If you've ever wondered what make Tech House... Tech House then this video from Multiplier looks to make it clearer using musical cues and examples.

How to Build a Basic Tech House Beat in Ableton Live

Starting with the four standard sounds: kick, snare, hi-hat and clap in a drum rack, Multiplier takes you through the basics of creating a Tech House beat.

5 steps To Turn Your Favorite Sampler into a Monster Synthesizer

After reading this you'll never think of your sampler and synthesizer as separate beasts ever again. Here's 5 steps to turning your sampler (hardware or software) into a powerful synthesizer.

5 Tips for Combining Drum 'n' Bass and House

Boundaries between musical genres are constantly blurring, shifting and moving. If you want to combine house and drum n bass, or other styles, here's 5 super quick tips to help.

Top 5 DJ Mixers You Will Actually See In Clubs

Despite there being so many DJ mixers available to suit all budgets, there are just a handful of mixers you'll find at clubs. Here are the top 5 most common ones you'll actually encounter in the wild.

4 Mistakes to Avoid for Vocal Production

In this article Joe Albano explores the potential pitfalls producers should be aware of when recording and producing vocals. Essential reading to help your vocals sounds as good as possible.

9 Life Saving Tips for Remixers

When it comes to remixing, Darren Burgos has a life time of experiences with a wide array of artists and musicians. Here's 9 top tips he's sharing to help you make your remixes stand tall.

Pursuing A Career In Music? Hang On To Hope When The Tide Seems To Be Against You

There are some seminal songs that encourage us to see the silver lining behind every cloud and believe in hope. And hope is something those pursuing a musical career need to have more than most.

How to Use Four Effects on Pioneer DJ Mixers

So you want your DJ sets to be full of creative effects? Sara Simms shows how to add four effects to your mixes when DJing on Pioneer Mixers like the DJM900.