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Tutorial: Korg SQ-64 Sequencer Workflow

Got synths? Need sequencing? That’s what I thought, keep reading because we had a little sit down with Korg’s new SQ64 polyphonic hardware sequencer. This little mini machine is built like a tank and offers everything you need for sequencing all your hardware (or software)

Field Guide to Choosing the Right Headphones

Understanding headphones is an important part of recording and the production process, maybe not the sexiest subject but essential nevertheless! From affordable to pricey, open to closed back, over-ear to in-ear, there are many different kinds of headphones suitable for a range of applications from

Tutorial: Arturia’s KeyStep 37 Chord Function (and Why it’s Great!)

The Arturia KeyStep 37 was released earlier this year with some really excellent new features, expanding the functionality of the already very popular KeyStep base model. Something I’ve personally really been enjoying is the wonderfully simple-but-powerful chord and strum feature, so here’s a little tutorial

Getting Started With Maschine+: Sampling

Get Started with Maschine+: Sampling

Sampling is the technique of reusing pieces of audio (melody, beats, voice or other pieces of music) and use them to create new musical ideas. It’s a technique that has been an integral part of electronic music production, shaping many genres of music from Hip

Get started with Maschine+: Standalone Music Making Workflow

Maschine+ is Native Instruments’ answer to stand-alone beat making and groove box based electronic music production. We’ve spent some more time exploring the hardware features, sounds, samples and effects and put together a tutorial detailing an approach to making music using Maschine+’s stand-alone workflow. This

Analogue, Digital and Hybrid: Audio Mixer Types Explained

Have you noticed manufacturers citing their audio mixers as analogue, digital and now ‘hybrid’? Wondering what that means when it comes to actually using the mixer? Here’s a no nonsense explanation of the differences and some pros n’ cons.   Analogue Mixers are Brainless They are

Can Reverb Make Vocals and Guitars Sound Better?

Can Reverb Make Vocals and Guitars Sound Better?

Reverb, it’s everywhere and we love it, most of the time. But for something so common to the human ear, it can sometimes be hard to place in the context of a mix, whether in the studio or live on stage. In this article, we’re