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A Music Producer's Guide To Quantizing MIDI
Quantizing is incredibly useful but there's more to it than just whacking on some random value. Here is G.W Childs with his guide to the core resolutions that will help you tighten up your EDM.
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 7, 2018
Making Generative Music With Eurorack Synths
Generative music can be incredibly creative but paradoxically, requires little or no input from a human once a setup has been built. Scott Riesterer explains how it works.
Feb. 25, 2018
Using Novation Launchpad Pro To Control Grooveboxes & MIDI Instruments
By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.
Feb. 23, 2018
Here's How To Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Believable
If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.
Feb. 16, 2018
Top MIDI Editing Features in Logic Pro X's Piano Roll Editor
Logic's Piano Roll Editor has hidden depths, and some new features that arrived with the 10.4 update. Joe Albano shares his MIDI editing secrets with you...
Feb. 15, 2018
How To Customise Any Drum Kit In Toontrack Superior Drummer
Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.
Feb. 9, 2018
Improve Your Factory Instrument Patches with These Simple Tweaks
Most DAWs come with a ton of bundled content, but the factory patches can sometimes lack sparkle. Joe Albano shares his top tips for making them more dynamic, realistic and useful.
Feb. 6, 2018
Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018
It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!
Jan. 31, 2018
Orchestration: Hard Vs Soft Quantization
When preparing a score for transfer between applications, knowing the best form of quantization to use can be crucial. This video explains why.
Jan. 22, 2018
How To Hack ROLI Lightpad Block Into An 8-Step MIDI Sequencer
ROLI's Lightpad Block is fully customisable, and you don't need to be a coding expert to do it. Liam Lacey shows you how to hack this powerful hardware.
Jan. 9, 2018
What MIDI Channel Voice Messages Are & Why You Should Care
So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.
Jan. 3, 2018
Create Dynamic MIDI Parts In Ableton Live With The Scale Effect
By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.
Dec. 28, 2017
MIDI Velocity: What It Is & How It Works
Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.
Dec. 5, 2017
Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers
With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.
The Editorial Team
Nov. 30, 2017
Everything Producers Need To Know About Drum Maps
If drum maps seem confusing and mysterious, fear not! Joe Albano is here to demystify the ways in which different systems and setups deal with translating drums to your MIDI keyboard.
Oct. 23, 2017
Programming Drum Patterns For Novice Producers
Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.
Oct. 2, 2017
Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X
Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.
Sep. 25, 2017
5 Unusual Drum Programming Tips
Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here’s how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.
Sep. 21, 2017
Using Control Data in FL Studio
Recording and editing controller data can be the key to achieving fluid, dynamic changes over time in your music productions. Here's how to work with controllers in FL Studio.
Sep. 15, 2017
Creative Cubase MIDI Programming Tips
Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.
Aug. 31, 2017
Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live
Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.
Jul. 22, 2017
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