Music making is full of decisions. And choosing the equipment you employ to make music is no exception. G.W. Childs examines the recent trend towards hardware versus software-based solutions.
Music hardware shouldn't be played alone. In this quick tutorial for producers, live performers & DJs, Sara Simms shows how to sync a Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor to get the best of both worlds.
When Apple bought Redmatica we wondered when the EXS24 would include AutoSampler in Logic Pro. Instead, AutoSampler is included with MainStage 3.1. Creating sampler instruments just got a lot easier!
Are you into creating dub, trap or long echoes in your beats, or are you after some glitchy effects for your drum patterns? G. W. Childs shows how in this Korg volca beats tutorial video.
When it comes to building a MIDI Orchestral template (or any style in fact) in your DAW, is it worth the time & effort building a template that could end up being temporary? Peter Schwartz finds out.
Ableton Live, Ableton Push, Analog Elektron Rytm. All three are capable and great by themselves. But, what happens when you sync them all together? Timo Preece gets inspired in this tutorial.
The new Brush tool in Logic Pro X is simply fantastic for quickly entering in notes into the Piano Roll. Jay Asher shows how to easily create custom scale and mode patterns using it.
If you use Native Instruments' Komplete you may wonder whether how useful the Komplete Kontrol hardware could be. Matt Vanacoro shows workflows using the keyboard which make browsing sounds a breeze.
Are you distracted by too many choices when it comes to mapping your MIDI controller to your DAW? Exerting too much effort on non-musical tasks? Timo Preece explores auto and manual mapping in-depth.
It's official, using hardware synths is über cool. But at some stage you're going to want to hook them up, sync them, record them, mix them in your software-based DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows how.
Everyone loves their Korg Volca Beats (who wouldn't love this analog drum machine?) G. W. Childs shows how to sync it with Ableton Live and pan the drum sounds for a fuller, more professional mix.
Cubase has always been one of the most powerful DAWs when it comes to MIDI programming, but did you know you don’t even need a keyboard to create beats and melodies? Read on to find out how it works…
If you've ever felt shy about opening up Logic Pro's Event List, it's time to take some courage. In fact, it's not a scary place and can be incredibly useful as Jay Asher explains here.
Just because Bitwig Studio doesn't support ReWire doesn't mean you can't make it play nice with other DAWs. Gary Hiebner shows how to use Jack and MIDI routing between different apps on Mac and PC.
Don't read this Logic Pro X tutorial-article if you want your sampled instruments to sound lame, unrealistic and make your tracks sound bad. If you want better results then this is essential reading.