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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
Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 1 of 2
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live maestro, explores how to make it even better using MIDI remote scripts. (Part 1/2).
Nov. 2, 2013
A Brief History of FM Synthesis
David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.
Nov. 1, 2013
Music Production Tips: To EQ or to Compress?
When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.
Oct. 31, 2013
How to Correct your Room with IK Multimedia's ARC2
One of the biggest problems with creating a good mix is not your monitors or audio interface... it's your room. If you're not blessed with the best space to mix in IK's ARC2 can help. Here's how.
Oct. 24, 2013
Mixing with Three Decks in Traktor Pro
Want to advance your mixing skills by incorporating a third deck into your sets? Sara Simms shares a few ideas on how you can use your third deck in Traktor to create results that sound great.
Oct. 23, 2013
5 Tips to Get You Rocking with UA ENGL Amplifier Plugins
Looking to rock out when recording or mixing? You may well want to check out Universal Audio's ENGL Amp plug-ins. In this article Rich Tozzoli shares 5 essential tips for these awesome effects.
Oct. 8, 2013
8 Tips to Propel You into A Mixing Mindset
Daunted by the mixdown stage? Looking for something to add a bit of spark to your process? Hollin Jones is here to get you back on track with these 8 mixing tips for any genre.
Oct. 7, 2013
The Return of the Analog Recording Studio
Software plug-ins & DAWs have taken over most music studios. However, analog is making a comeback. Now more than ever, musicians & producers are turning to hardware. But why? GW Childs investigates.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 5, 2013
How Sound Affects You: Fibonacci Tuning Forks
Continuing our series of sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold explores the use of the fabulous Fibonacci tuning forks for a profound healing experience.
Sep. 29, 2013
Manipulating Sampled Grooves With Maschine
Fancy grooving out on your Maschine? Of course you do! In this tutorial-article Mo Volans demonstrates how to split up your samples across Maschine's pads and get grooving!
Sep. 17, 2013
Getting a Big Sound on Tour
Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.
Sep. 8, 2013
Music Studio: 5 Ways to Keep Your Studio Build Moving Forward
Building your ideal studio may be easier than you think... However, there are some crucial things to bear in mind during the build. Jim Pavett shares 5 tips to help you stay on track.
Aug. 16, 2013
Creative Mixing with Traktor: Building Your Own Musical Journey
It's time to go beyond just setting up Traktor... it's time to get creative and take your audience on a musical journey they'll never forget. Sara Simms shows you how.
Aug. 14, 2013
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