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How To Use External MIDI Instruments With Cubase

Cubase made its name as a MIDI sequencer for external hardware and that's still a popular way to use it. Matt Hepworth walks you through the building blocks of the setup.

Orchestration Tips: "Sauce Making" With Sample Libraries

What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...

Mastering Lists In Logic Pro X

Lists in Logic Pro X are an invaluable tool for editing, so why don't more people know about them? Matt Vanacoro gets to the heart of the matter...

4 Things to Consider when Designing your own Hardware Music Controller for Audio Software

Designing your own MIDI controller can give you unparalleled levels of control over your software. Liam Lacey explains how you could go about making it a reality.

Your Elektron Instruments Can Talk To Each Other - Here's How To Set It Up

When you connect up two Elektron devices over MIDI, you unlock special features and functionality. Thavius Beck shows you how the MIDI side works in this short video.

How To Create Quick And Easy MIDI Clip Variations In Ableton Live

Live's Clip Properties section allows you to get out of the "loop rut", spicing up tracks with more and better variations. Here's how to use it.

How To Set Up ROLI Blocks In Just 5 Minutes

ROLI's Blocks make excellent holiday gifts, but they're powerful and fun to use all year round. Here's a quick guide to setting up and connecting them to get you started.

Best of 2018: Kontakt Instruments

Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.

Best of 2018: MIDI Controllers

This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.

A Producer's Guide To Programming Realistic Bass Lines

Software instruments can make authentic-feeling and sounding bass parts, but you'll need to know a few programming tricks. Joe Albano shares his secrets...

Converting That Audio Melody to MIDI in Logic Pro X

Logic has tools to convert audio parts to MIDI data - a process that can be incredibly useful, if you know how to use it. Joe Albano explains exactly how it works.

6 MIDI Tricks & Features in Logic Pro X You May Not Know

These MIDI tips for Logic Pro X go beyond the basics - how many of them did you know about?

5 Keyboard MIDI Controllers You Need To Know About

MIDI keyboards are a studio staple, but there's so much more out there than boring black boxes. Here are 5 MIDI keyboard controllers with a range of talents. Which one catches your eye?

Is The Future of Cakewalk by BandLab As Bright As First Promised?

Earlier this year we bid a fond farewell to SONAR. It looked to have truly kicked the bucket, that is until BandLab took over the reins and injected life back into the DAW. But how is it doing now?

Smart Tempo in Logic Pro X 10.4.2 - Get Perfect Timing Without A Click

Logic Pro X 10.4.2 brings Smart Tempo features to MIDI, freeing you from the click track if you so choose. Here's how to use its different modes to get a more natural performance.