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Indie Artist Cheat Sheet: The Best (and Worst) Months to Release Your Album

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on the Green Light Go blog.</i><p>Whether leaves are growing on or falling from trees, it's a good idea to …

Cheat

Dealing With GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

We all lust after shiny new gear from time to time, but is it always a good idea? Shane Berry has some advice on when to leap, and when to only look. …

Awesome MIDI Input Fader Created Using Arduino (video)

If you are looking for a project to keep you busy this weekend you might be interested in a new MIDI fader unit which is being created using a little …

Arduino

Now you can sync Ableton Link to your Eurorack with this open gizmo

Ableton Link has become the de facto, configuration-free, seamless sync and jamming protocol for software – with or without Ableton Live itself. …

Raspberry Pi

Top MusicTech of 2016 & Beyond

As a curious entrepreneur and artist, I tinker. Especially with creative technologies ranging from visual to auditory. That leads me to my newfound …

Royalty-Free Music

The Untold Story of Ableton Live—the Program That Transformed Electronic Music Performance Forever

In their first joint interview, co-founders Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke look back at Ableton’s roots in Berlin’s 90s techno scene and its impact on electronic music.<p>The history of Ableton usually starts in 2001, when the Berlin-based software company released their first product, Ableton Live—a …

Electronic Music

Traktor 2.11 is here, and a bunch of stuff now works together

Computer DJing: it should solve problems, not create them. Because you can also mix vinyl or use phonographs to Rekordbox-formatted USB sticks, …

Tutorials

Explore Reason’s Powerful Dual Arpeggio Player Module

One of the coolest new features of Reason 9 is the Player Modules, which interpret and generate MIDI to help you create advanced patterns and …

Free Nocturna Wavetable Synthesizer VSTi Plugin (BETA)

via Bedroom Producers Blog:Electric Cafe has announced the release of Nocturna, a freeware virtual synthesizer VST plugin (32-bit Windows only) with …

Music Production

6 Examples of Expressive Playing with the Roli Seaboard Rise

Keep up-to-date on the latest news<br>Get our Free Newsletter Here!<p>Related Stories<p>Gibson to cease "active development and production" of Cakewalk<br>• Softube …

Guitar

9 ways to get a better drum mix

<b>The quality of a production lives or dies on the strength of its drums. Modern tracks feature impressive beats that underpin all other elements and</b> …

Guitar

Why less can be more – just how many iOS music apps do you really need?

I’ve been running the Music App Blog for just over four years and, in that time, I’ve published reviews of…. well, I’ve lost count of how many iOS …

Jimi Hendrix

Dubstep Production Tricks: Snare Doubling

In this single tutorial video from the complete video course for Ask.Audio Academy, Dance Music Masters 111: Multiplier | Dubstep Drills, Adam …

How To Create Electronic Music Sample Packs

<i>I’d like to share my thoughts and experience on the creative processes and useful tips for beginners, as well as skilled sound designers, who want to</i> …

EQ Processing Techniques For Acoustic Electric Guitar

Let's dig into some discussion about EQ’ing guitar, both acoustic and electric. Each one, of course, would have its own approach, based upon the …

The Day I Killed My Mix (And How To Avoid My Mistake)

Sometimes we learn best from our failures. Today I hope you learn from one of mine. I recently took a song that should have been a good mix and I …

New Max For Live Loop Slicing Tool For Ableton Live’s Simpler

AZ-Labs has introduced Auto Slicer for Ableton Live – a slicing utility that makes Simpler cut your loop into equally sized slices from lengths of 1 …

Midi

How to Make Your Own Ableton Live Skins

I'm quite often asked how you can make your own skins for Ableton Live or if I could make a very specific one. Now Sonic Bloomer Emanuel Marius …

Skin

Introducing SoundCloud Pulse

Today, we’re excited to share some big news: <b>SoundCloud Pulse, our very first app just for creators, is now live for Android devices</b>. SoundCloud Pulse …

Mobile

Robotic third arm turns musician into cyborg drummer

After an accident fused a quartet of robotic limbs to his body, nuclear physicist Dr. Otto Octavius devoted himself to a life of crime and fighting …

Robotics

Novation // Circuit // on Tabletop

<b>Video description:</b><p><i>“Novation has created a new formidable product called Circuit.</i><p><i>I haven’t got it, so I recreate the circuit spot on Tabletop app on</i> …

IPad Air

Bass++ Drum Voice

The Bass++ Drum Voice Project<p>The Bass++ is a dynamic drum voice module ready to be built and installed into your modular synthesizer or built as a …

Guitar

Splice announces new program: Beat Maker

Splice, the largely cloud-based music making platform, seems to be on an endless quest for innovation. Their most recent contrivance comes in the …

Electronic Music

Novation Launchpad for Apps OTHER THAN Albleton Live

Music Theory: Exploring The 432Hz Tuning Debate

Disclaimer: All the info for this article comes from the references the author added at the bottom. Some of these claims have not been scientifically …

Novation Launchpad for iPad now works with physical gear

<b>Novation adds MIDI sync output to its popular app.</b><p>Novation has updated its <b>Launchpad for iPad</b> app with MIDI sync output, meaning it’s now able to …

iOS

Ableton Live now Links to iOS apps thanks to v9.6 update

<b>Ableton's new wireless syncing technology, Link, has now made it into the company's DAW as part of the Live 9.6 update.</b><p>Link enables you to …

iOS