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Dazzling Installations at the 2014 Festival of Lights in Lyon

From December 5-8 earlier this month, the city of Lyon in France was illuminated by dazzling light displays for the 2014 Fte des Lumires (Festival of Lights). Continuing the annual tradition that dates back over a century, 4 million visitors flocked to Lyon to marvel at the luminous outdoor art …


Replika - Free Delay VST Plugin By Native Instruments!

<b>Replika</b> is a free modulation effect released by <i>Native Instruments</i>, featuring three different delay algorithms paired up with a resonant filter and a …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Become A Power User Part 10 – Mastering tracks in Live

<b>To close this Power User series for Ableton Live, Liam O’Mullane shares some Live-specific techniques that can be essential when it comes to</b> …

Production 101: Arrangement Breakdown!

FabFilter Pro-Q 2: Hands-on with Computer Music Magazine

Mastering In Software - The Complete Guide

<b>Mastering is the vital last step in the production process, and with so many software solutions around, it’s easier than ever to get involved. Hollin</b> …

Drum Production & Sound Design in Ableton Live Part 1: Programming Drums

Drum Production & Sound Design in Ableton Live Part 2: Tuning and Automating Drums

Drum Production & Sound Design in Ableton Live Part 3: Grouping & Mixing

Reverb Essentials (FFL!)

10 essential reverb mixing tips

<b>When it comes to using reverb as a mixing tool, there are no definitive rules - it's even more of a creative, stylistically driven process than the</b> …

Ableton Live Mix Deconstruction: Part 2 of 3 - Synths & FX

Using a MIDI Controller with iPad

Exploring basic reverb parameters - part 1/9

Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live (FFL!)

Cheap & Easy Ways to Improve the Sound of Your Room

If you're just starting off with music or audio, there's a fair chance you can't afford to pay a lot of money for acoustic treatment or a studio …

Music Production

7 Facts About SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUTS - Roland U.S. Blog

With the SYSTEM-1 now in stores, and the launch of our first PLUG-OUT, I wanted to let you in on the important things that you need to know. Here are …

Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Finish More Songs Pt 2

<i>In this creative strategies article, Logic expert and Dutty Artz label owner Matt Shadetek shares another unorthodox composition technique that will</i> …

Music Production

Ableton Live Funky Arp: Free Max for Live Plugin!

Over the past two years, along with our expert sound design tutor Daniel Herbert, we’ve been building free Max for Live plugins for our online …

Music Production

Freddy’s Tech Tip 28: Arrangement View Navigation

Freddy Frogs is our resident Ableton Ninja and tutor on our online school – don’t believe us? Check out his recent 30 Quick-Fire Ableton Tips! Every …

Music Production

Dubspot @ Moogfest 2014: Sound Design Tutorial - Randomness in Synthesis w/ James Patrick

Understanding groove

Simple rhythmic pattern: This example should help us hear how these values can be combined. Here, we've got a 1/4 note kick pattern producing a note …

Music Production

FM Electric Piano

Moving forward with our examination of FM synthesis, we show how to create a classic electric piano patch in NI’s FM8. This is the basis of countless …

Music Production

Ten Inspirational Netflix Music Documentaries to Stream Right Now

<i>Netflix is currently one of the best places to find interesting documentaries of all kinds. In this roundup we’ve picked ten music-themed</i> …


10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

3 Exciting Ways To Add Whole Grains To Your Breakfast

Spoiler alert: None of them are watery oatmeal from Starbucks on the way to work ... again.<p><b>How to Make California Barley Bowl with Lemony Yogurt Sauce</b><p>SERVES 2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1/2 cups / 255 g cooked barley, still warm<p>1 cup / 55 g bean sprouts, any variety (here, mung bean sprouts)<p>1/3 cup / 60 g crumbled …

The Complete Menu Plan for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

A complete, one-page resource for the entire 2014 Food Lover's Cleanse menu plan, including over 50 recipes for healthy delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.<p></head>#### DAY:<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<br>• 8<br>• 9<br>• 10<br>• 11<br>• 12<br>• 13<br>• 14<p>➤ The Pantry: Recipes Used Throughout the Cleanse<p>➤ Low-Alcohol Cocktails<p>➤ Complete Cleanse Recipe PDF<p>➤ …

Healthy Eating