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Watch the Maschine JAM Dual-Touch Smart Strips in Action

Maschine JAM is out in the wild and feedback for this studio and live production sequencer and controller has been positive. One stand out feature is its touch strips which Matt Celliti demonstrates.

Setting Up MainStage To Auto Sample An Analog Synthesizer For Logic Pro X

Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you need to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Now you can turn your hardware synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments. Here's how to set it up.

6 Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Audio Interface

There's lots of audio interfaces available for budget and professional musicians, producers and engineers. So, how do you go about choosing the right one for your needs? Joe Albano with the answers.

How To Manage Your Tracks in Cubase

When your projects reach a certain size it can be hard to keep track of your tracks' tracks... Gary Hiebner highlights features that Steinberg offer inside Cubase to keep your productions moving.

Tutorial + Download: Multiband Mid/Side Compressor Mastering Rack For Ableton Live

So you want a free Ableton Live rack that features a multiband mid/side compressor ideal for mastering? You're in the right place. Here's how to use it, build it... and you can download it for free!

5 Alternatives To A Human Drummer

So you want your drum tracks to sound convincing... or at least good? But you don't have a drummer to hand and your own arrangements leave a lot to be desired? Here are 5 viable alternatives.

Build An Awesome Bass Line Using U-He's Free Synth Podolski's Arpeggiator

Not every good synth plugin need cost an arm and a leg. Podolski from U-He is a very capable FREE synth with an awesome arpeggiator. Watch GW Childs design a cool bass pattern inside this beast.

How To Create Outstanding Ostinatos In Logic Pro X

An ostinato is a repeating musical phrase and can be found in many rock and pop songs and game and film soundtracks. In this tutorial Jay Asher demonstrates how to create great sounding ones in Logic.

Music Theory Tutorial: ”Ice Cream" Changes-The I-vi-IV-V (or V7) Progression

Ice Cream or I-VI-IV-V is a popular chord progression that can be found in many 1950s and 1960s ballads. In this tutorial Jay Asher explores this early rock n' roll classic progression.

A Brief History of Music, Part 2: Rock

In part 2 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones puts rock music in the spotlight.

Recording Bass: A Lesson for Guitarists, Part 1

In the first of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.

Bass Line Mixing Tips for Bass House

When it comes to mixing a Bass House track there's one sonic element that should dominate the entire track. The bass line. Multiplier shows some practical tips and examples to ensure your bass is big.

How To Control External MIDI Hardware For Studio & Live Performance In Reason

Reason can be the center piece, the hub of your digital and hardware music studio. In this tutorial Hollin Jones shows how to integrate ext. MIDI in Reason.

Best Practices For Sharing MIDI Files Between DAWs

If you're working between multiple DAWs it's fairly easy to transfer audio. But what about MIDI files? Joe Albano explains the how and why when sharing MIDI.

5 Tips To Help Your Music & Songs Evolve Beyond The Original Idea

Original musical ideas are wonderful things, of course . But what if the initial inspiration is holding your track back from evolving? Here's 5 tips to help your music mature into finished tracks.