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How to process a vocal to make it sound fresh

<b>You may have noticed that a certain musical flavour can seem really fresh and give you that distinct "whoa - this is the future" impression, only to</b> …

Hands-on with SynthMaster Player for iPad

EQ Mixing: Critical Techniques and Theory

EQ mixing is a cornerstone of solid DJing, a great tool that can add the final polish to a great DJ set. Learning the fundamentals behind …

14 ways to turn your song ideas into a great arrangement

<b>When you're making music, the arranging process is just as important as the compositional one. Get it right and you could have a hit song on your</b> …

The 4 Best Bass Compressor Pedals

As a guitarist, you were born to spend your life seeking out those perfect sounds and exploring and experimenting with all your tones, helping you to …

Music Production

CDJ-2000nxs How to mix in a part of a song without a beat, in beat.

Essential Books for Composing, Producing, Mixing, & Mastering Electronic Dance Music

I often see professional producers and DJs asked questions like "What's you mixing process like?", "How do you get your drums sounding so crisp?", …

In Search of the Perfect Budget Mixer, Part One

A few years ago, any aspiring DJ would buy a budget turntable/CD and mixer combo before eventually moving on to some high-end kit. Today, most will …

Controllerism Essentials - Basic Beat Juggling

Many of the topics we cover on this site end up touching on controllerism, or the musical manipulation of music with controllers. It seemed strange …

Controllerism basics: Cue Point Juggling

By now a few of you may have seen my performance at the Vestax Extravaganza in Tokyo. Several people on stage all said the same thing: “Man, none of …

Your First Controllerism Routine - In the Studio With Ean Golden

In today’s tutorial video I go deep into the basics of building a basic controllerism technique through cue point juggling that anyone can learn. …

This ex-Apple engineer's new app turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac or PC

Duet Display is an app designed to get some extra use out of your iPad.<p>Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your computer, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>Duet Display originally …

Apps

EDM Production | 12 Tips For Producing Electronic Dance Music

EDM producer Francis Preve gives you 12 tips to help you produce thumping bass drums, crisp mixes, and original electronic dance music with a classic …

Music Production

BPM Transition Trick: Using Loop Out Move

One of the most frequent topics of discussions that pops up on the blog and on the forums is around transitions. With DJ software such as Traktor Pro …

What Unique Gear Do Top Producers Use?

Production Gear is more powerful and accessible than ever, but it’s not the gear itself that makes great music. It’s ideas, taste, and practice …

Unique

18 Headphone Brands Ranked from Worst to First

Full-time rapper and part-time headphone brand Dr. Dre likes to say that “people aren’t hearing all the music.” A more accurate assessment: people …

Edjing's Crossfader Gives DJs Even Less Reason to Own Turntables

Budding bedroom DJs and wannabe DMC finalists will be getting a new a new tool to add to their arsenal later this year in the form of a wireless crossfader called Mixfader.<p>Launched today by DJIT – the company behind the popular DJ app Edjing – the Mixfader does as you might expect: it let’s you …

The best iPad/iPhone music-making apps in the world today

<b>Although there will be some who'll try and tell you different, iOS music making apps are not just toys. Many of them are extremely accessible,</b> …

Thousands Renounce U.S. Citizenship Hitting New Record, Not Just Over Taxes

In an unfortunate record, more Americans gave up their U.S. citizenship in 2014 than ever before. The chart below shows a steep uptick, and although the numbers aren’t big in absolute terms, the trend is marked. The names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their …

Finance

14 airport hacks to make your next flight better

Contrary to the mindless quotes posted on Facebook and Tinder profiles, travel is in no way about the journey, but rather the destination. Surly gate …

Tentsile Vista Tree Tent

We are big fans of Tensile Tents, they make some unique floating shelters. Their latest offering is the awesome Vista Tree Tent, a "portable …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Sharing Economy

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel Deals

Why Airlines Hate Hidden City Ticketing (and Maybe You Should Too)

You've probably already heard the David vs. Goliath "hidden city airfare" story that's been all over the news.<p>Briefly, a sweet-faced 22-year-old tech whiz kid in his spare time designed a website called Skiplagged that shows people how to cheat the airlines out of revenue using an insider strategy …

Introducing Auxy for iPad

Top Drone Deals of 2014

Ready for some aerial acrobatics? Grab a drone, any drone here at TNW Deals at a special price, and perform smooth flight patterns and cool stunts in your personal airspace!<p>Also, don’t miss our top gadget deals and top digital deals of 2014.<p>The Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera<p>Whether …