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Ableton Live 10: MIDI Capture Tips & Tricks

If you haven't used Ableton Live 10's new MIDI Capture tool, you're in for a treat. Here's how to use it to grab moments of genius - even when you're not intending to.

3 Ways To Get Live Looping Without Pedals Like Elise Trouw

Elise Trouw is an internet sensation. Not just for being a wonderfully talented multi-musician and performer, but for using live looping without a pedal or button in sight. Here's how she does it.

A Music Producer's Guide To Quantizing MIDI

Quantizing is incredibly useful but there's more to it than just whacking on some random value. Here is G.W Childs with his guide to the core resolutions that will help you tighten up your EDM.

Making Generative Music With Eurorack Synths

Generative music can be incredibly creative but paradoxically, requires little or no input from a human once a setup has been built. Scott Riesterer explains how it works.

Using Novation Launchpad Pro To Control Grooveboxes & MIDI Instruments

By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Here's How To Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Believable

If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.

Top MIDI Editing Features in Logic Pro X's Piano Roll Editor

Logic's Piano Roll Editor has hidden depths, and some new features that arrived with the 10.4 update. Joe Albano shares his MIDI editing secrets with you...

How To Customise Any Drum Kit In Toontrack Superior Drummer

Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.

Improve Your Factory Instrument Patches with These Simple Tweaks

Most DAWs come with a ton of bundled content, but the factory patches can sometimes lack sparkle. Joe Albano shares his top tips for making them more dynamic, realistic and useful.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!

Orchestration: Hard Vs Soft Quantization

When preparing a score for transfer between applications, knowing the best form of quantization to use can be crucial. This video explains why.

How To Hack ROLI Lightpad Block Into An 8-Step MIDI Sequencer

ROLI's Lightpad Block is fully customisable, and you don't need to be a coding expert to do it. Liam Lacey shows you how to hack this powerful hardware.

What MIDI Channel Voice Messages Are & Why You Should Care

So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.

Create Dynamic MIDI Parts In Ableton Live With The Scale Effect

By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.

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.