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Music Brands Offering Lots of Free Stuff for All Music Makers

With more and more of us now bunkered down due to the current circumstances, it’s great to see there are many brands such as Korg, Moog, Fender, Arturia, Cherry Audio, BVKER and more offering free music production apps, synths, courses, tutorials, loops, lessons and samples

10 Ableton Live Tips to Keep the Creative Juices Flowing While in Lockdown

It’s an anxious time right now, COVID-19’s got us self-isolating, and the clubs are all closed. Rather than stocking up on dunny paper and pasta sauce, we thought we’d stock-pile some tips, tricks, and ideas on working more effectively and staying creative in Ableton Live. Here’s 10 tips to keep your workflow smooth and innovation high.   1. Manage your Frequently Used Content.   One

DIY SubKick Feature

How to Make Your Own SubKick Drum Microphone

In this video, we show a quick and easy way to make your own ‘Subkick’ microphone. This microphone works very well at capturing the low-end frequencies from your acoustic kick drum and provides extra energy to your kick sound when used in conjunction with a

MASCHINE 2.10 UPDATE Feature

Welcome New Workflow Additions In Maschine 2.10 Update

Native Instruments are back with another software update for Maschine, adding some new pattern recorder features. Maschine seems to inch closer and closer towards becoming a full-blown DAW with each new improvement, and whilst NI makes no mention of this it’s cool to see Maschine’s development team make improvements commonly used in DAW platforms.  

Performance Anxiety: How to Avoid Red Light Fever in the Studio

Aspiring music producers often look to their heroes to inspire and hone their skills in the studio. Think of great producers such as Sylvia Massey, Rick Rubin or Max Martin and the impact they’ve had on music. This impact stems more from their ability to

A look at Korg HA-S Headphone Amp

Does this Nutube Headphone Amp Make Music Sound Better?

A look at the Korg Nu:Tekt HA-S Headphone Amp One of the biggest surprises we encountered at the recent Winter NAMM Show was Korg’s apparent commitment to DIY electronics. Tucked away in Hall E amidst a cacophonous sea of guitar and PA speaker manufactures was the Korg Nu:Tekt booth. Albeit modest compared

Compression 101: The 5 Essential Functions You Need to Know

One of the first things any recording engineer or producer will invariably come across is compression. It seems like some sort of mythical beast, untameable and obscure. This article will break down what exactly compression does, cover some of its uses and applications within the