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MIDI Velocity: What It Is & How It Works

Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.

Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

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.

Everything Producers Need To Know About Drum Maps

If drum maps seem confusing and mysterious, fear not! Joe Albano is here to demystify the ways in which different systems and setups deal with translating drums to your MIDI keyboard.

Programming Drum Patterns For Novice Producers

Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.

Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X

Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.

5 Unusual Drum Programming Tips

Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here’s how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.

Using Control Data in FL Studio

Recording and editing controller data can be the key to achieving fluid, dynamic changes over time in your music productions. Here's how to work with controllers in FL Studio.

Creative Cubase MIDI Programming Tips

Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.

Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

Using Chord Generators in Your DAW

Chord generators can help you with inspiration, composition and getting past a creative block. Here's how some of the different models available can work for you.

5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

5 Ways to Use And Abuse Wireless Music Controllers in The Real World

Wireless is definitely the wave of the future. It's quick, easy and usually painless! G.W Childs shows you some creative ways to use these devices that you might not have though of.

Watch A Quick Tour Of Elektron's RTYM And Overbridge With Thavius Beck

Find out how to combine this cool analog drum machine with your DAW using the Overbridge technology.

Creating Elaborate EDM Grooves In A Single MIDI Region in Logic Pro X

A sprawling Logic project with a billion tracks and regions and a mixer that takes 2 minutes to scroll through might look cool. There's easier ways to make compelling EDM grooves in a single region.

Five Tips For Getting The Most Out Of ReWire

ReWire is a powerful, invisible protocol for streaming audio and MIDI between compatible apps. Here are some ways it can make your life easier.