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What 2014 Might Bring for the World of Music and Technology
With 2014 almost upon us, Hollin Jones looks ahead into the mists of time to see what may be lurking there for musicians and producers.
Jan. 1, 2014
Take Your Studio Everywhere for Musical Inspiration
Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 31, 2013
On Becoming an iMusician
If you're a musician with an iPad, you've probably discovered a multitude of cute synths & recorder apps. But, the iPad can be a more flexible and dynamic friend for musicians than you might think.
Dec. 25, 2013
Sampling In Maschine V2
Sampling in Maschine just got a lot easier with the subtle new features in version 2.0. In this tutorial, Mo Volans takes you through sampling from start to finish using Maschine.
Dec. 16, 2013
How Tech Enables Non-Verbal Learners to Become Singers
Adam Goldberg, music teacher in a Special Needs environment, shares useful experiences from the classroom where he uses tech to enable learners to become vocalists they didn't believe they could be.
Dec. 15, 2013
Compression Techniques for Acoustic Guitar
Don't let acoustic guitars torment you in the mixing stage! They can be tough to tame, but fortunately we have Rich Tozzoli here to guide us through using compression to stay in control.
Dec. 14, 2013
Recording Acoustic Guitar In Your Home Studio
You've got an acoustic guitar and you want to record your latest strum-song. So, what next? Sara Simms drops her decks to walk you through the basics you'll need in order to capture those strings.
Dec. 11, 2013
5 Tips for Mastering EDM
A mastering engineer’s instrument is a varied collection of hardware & software that brings out the best in any track. In this article Mo Volans shares 5 essential tips for mastering EDM or any genre.
Dec. 10, 2013
Controlling DJ Paramaters with TouchAble’s XY Pad
Got an iPad? Got Ableton? Got TouchAble? (You really should have the later, too!) Tadhg Leonard shows you how TouchAble will fast become your app of choice for controlling Ableton Live from your iPad.
Dec. 7, 2013
Universal Audio's ENGL Amps In Use
In a previous article, we explored Universal Audios new ENGL plug-in amps from Brainworx. After using them extensively in various sessions, here are some tips on how to get them most out of them.
Dec. 6, 2013
Synthesis Survival Guide: Filters
In his last mission on uncovering the mysteries of synthesis, Peter Schwartz explored Frequency. Get ready for the big reveal on everything related to filters.
Dec. 4, 2013
How to Start Your Own Record Label
In the past starting a record label was not for the faint of heart. Today it's possible for any musician to do so. But, what are the potential pitfalls you need to know about to make it work?
Dec. 1, 2013
Serato DJ from the Point of View of a Twitch User
The roll out of Serato DJ for mixers other than Pioneer DDJ-SX has been slow and steady. In this article Tadhg Leonard explores its integration with the Novation Twitch.
Nov. 27, 2013
Harmonic Mixing Tips for DJs
Creating a smooth transition between songs isn't just about beat matching. Sara Simms shows how to approach harmonic mixing (where two tracks are in related keys) to create a super smooth DJ mix.
Nov. 22, 2013
Incorporating your iOS Synth into your Ableton Live Projects
With the multitude of synths available for iOS, making music on an iPad or iPhone has never been easier. But how do you incorporate these into your Ableton Live setup? Tadhg Leonard shows how.
Nov. 20, 2013
Cultivating Emotion in Your Vocal Recordings and Productions
Producing memorable music is more than writing great lyrics and music, making pristine recordings and mixing the track with precision. Performance, emotion and feeling are crucial for vocals too.
G.W. Childs IV
Nov. 16, 2013
MIDI 2.0? Next Steps and MIDI Alternatives for Musicians
30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.
G.W. Childs IV
Nov. 10, 2013
How Sound Affects You: Protecting your Hearing
What is a musician's most important body part? Voice? Fingers? Arms? Feet?? Nope! Your ears! And, these vital tools need protecting even more than our precious studio gear. Lynda Arnold explains.
Nov. 9, 2013
9 Essential Travel Tips for DJs
DJs live very transitory lives. Make no mistake, being a DJ can involve lots of waiting at airports, waiting in hotels, waiting everywhere! Noah Pred offers 9 tips to take the chore out of traveling.
Nov. 8, 2013
Tips for Recording and Mixing Nylon String Guitars
Perhaps the most important difference between between non-electric guitars are the string type: steel or nylon. In this article, Rich Tozzoli offers 8 tips on recording nylon string based guitars.
Nov. 6, 2013
Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 2 of 2
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)
Nov. 3, 2013
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