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4 Reasons to Love & Use More Than One DAW

It's becoming more and more common for producers and engineers to use multiple digital audio workstations. Matt Vanacoro presents 4 compelling reasons to use Ableton, Logic, Sonar & Pro Tools.

Producer Tips: Creating Basslines for Beginners

If you're having trouble creating basslines, or want a fresh take, this tutorial explores useful concepts every producer should consider when creating a bassline, regardless of the musical style.

5 Tips for Creating Realistic Piano Performances on a Budget

Getting the sound and feel of a real piano in your tracks doesn’t need to cost the earth. We show you how it’s done with these simple five tips.

Switching Electro Instruments in Real-Time in Logic Pro X

Imagine if you could switch between different samples in real-time in Logic Pro X's EXS24 sampler... you guessed it... you can! Darren Burgos shows how to create eclectic EDM leads using this trick.

Drum & Bass Production Tip: Adding Drum Variations

Keeping your Drum and Bass tunes from sounding overly repetitive can be a challenge. In this video tutorial, Multiplier offers some useful advice for adding subtle variations to the drum track.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 3

In this mini-series for Native Instruments Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch. In this tutorial, part 3, we focus on the filter section.

Filter Like Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ in Propellerhead Reason

Find out how to create the synths and modulation tricks from Flume's, Never Be Like You, which has been a big hit in 2016 already. GW Childs is using Propellerhead Reason for this tutorial

Exploring What's New For Push 2 In Ableton Live 9.6 & 9.6.1

The recent Ableton Live 9.6 and 9.6.1 updates added some lesser known features to Ableton's flagship instrument/controller, Push 2. In this tutorial Noah Pred lifts the lid on the new features.

Exploring Sample Logic CinemorphX for Kontakt

Where sound design meets music is the tag line for Sample Logic, and their massive CinemorphX instrument more than does it justice. Here's a video tutorial exploring how it works and how it can sound.

How to Combine Audio Devices in Mac OS X for Logic Pro, Ableton Live Or Any DAW

If you have multiple audio interfaces, synthesizers, or even iPad interfaces, you can get them to all work as one virtual interface on the Mac. Here's how to combine them as an aggregate device.

Ego vs Musician: 5 Ways Your Ego Could Ruin Your Career & The Way Out

Making a career from music is hard enough without negotiating your ego as a potential tight rope. In this article we explore 5 ways the ego could ruin your music career and how to avoid them.

Roland Boutique JU-06 Synth Step Sequencer In Action

If you’ve been considering the Roland JU-06 synthesizer but don’t know how to use its built-in step sequencer then this video tutorial by Rishabh Rajan on the JU-06 is for you.

How to Add Slide Notes in FL Studio

If you want powerful MIDI editing in a DAW, then you can't go far wrong with FL Studio! In this quick tutorial we take a look at the Slide Note feature: what it does and how to use it.

How to Choose the Right Warp Mode for Ableton Live & Push 2

Ever wonder which warp modes to choose and which is best suited for use in Ableton Live? And how to adjust them using the Ableton Push 2? All this and more is covered in this excellent video tutorial.

3 Creative Uses for the Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer

The Roland VT-3 is a portable, accessible vocal processor useful for studio producers and performing DJs. In this tutorial, Lynda Arnold offers three ways to use this box of wonders creatively.