Interested in learning tips for orchestration and scoring, for both MIDI & "real-world"? This excerpt from Thomas Goss' book on 100 Orchestration Tips that accompanies his Ask.Audio videos is for you.
FL Studio's XY controller plugin enables you to take control of multiple on-screen parameters at a time... and then you can map this to an external MIDI controller too. Gary Hiebner shows how.
A new, or old, synth workstation keyboard can be a little daunting to get your head around... Here's some useful tips on how to program a music keyboard in 5 simple steps.
Many of us have a secondary MIDI controller lying around. In this enlightening tutorial, Darren Burgos shows how to use it for one sound only, in true hardware instrument synth-style, in Logic Pro X.
Timo Preece, Ableton certified trainer and writer for Ask.Audio, experienced the recent Loop event at Ableton HQ in Berlin. Aimed at the creative musician, this event left quite an in impression!
Ever wonder what the mysterious Q-Range settings actually do and how they work when quantising parts in Logic Pro X? Prepare to be educated! Darren Burgos unveils this lesser-known feature here.
Do you want to create a simple desktop app that generates realtime animations using MIDI data? Then you're in the right place and Liam Lacey is here to show how using openFrameworks.
Buying brand new gear is lovely, but uncovering a gem from used, vintage music hardware can be even more satisfying. Here's 7 tips to help you evaluate good gear from lemons saving you money & time!
For all the wonderful production tools available in Logic Pro X, it's easy for music to sound too rigid, too robotic. In this tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to give your beats a real, human feel.
If you've got MIDI hardware and are enjoying the "analog" feel, mixing in your DAW might feel like rain on your parade, which is why incorporating a hardware mixer into your setup could set you free.
Whether you perform live or produce in a studio, it's likely that you've covered a song or track before. That's a good thing! In this article G.W. Childs offers 10 tips to make your covers better.
From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.
Could you turn a wooden toy piano into a MIDI controller? Could you do it in 24 hours? Liam Lacey did it at MIDI Hack 2015 in Berlin and won a prize too. Now you can make your own as Liam shares all.
In his new advanced course on using external MIDI in Logic Pro X, Booker Edwards shows how to go multi-timbral and use vintage audio processing hardware and get them all in sync in Logic Pro X.
You might not reach for the Korg Volca Keys first to make arpeggiated bass lines but, as G.W. Childs demonstrates, it's an excellent choice for the task and is fun and easy to use.