Trey Smith

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10 Life-Saving Soloing Tips

10 things to consider when approaching your next solo.<p>766<p>SHARES<p>Seventy percent of my time as a session guitarist is spent soloing and/or coming up …

Guitar

4 “Magic” Plugins That Might Just Fix Your Mix After All

All artforms have their elitists, and music is certainly no exception.Elitism in music production extends beyond the dictates of the listeners, to …

Music Production

The Six Most Important Chord Progressions in Jazz

0<p>SHARES<p>Jazz is considered a melting pot of all the genres, and rightfully so, as it was the first modern musical style to fuse blues and classical …

Guitar

The Technique That Changes Everything

In this short but very useful video, Paul Davids demonstrates how muting strings can make a big difference in the power of your performance. “How is …

Guitar

Fan-made Breath of the Wild interactive map aims to be the game’s own Google Street View (update)

The new Zelda is huge, but this map breaks it down<p>The Legend of Zelda fans are coming together to make <i>Breath of the Wild</i>’s gigantic open world a bit easier to navigate. An impressive, high-resolution map for the new game is now in alpha, and its creators are asking for other players to jump in and …

Why (and How) We Should Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Kevin Winter | Getty Images</b><p>A crown is not always made of gold. Sometimes it’s made of black, majestic leather and sits atop a frazzled …

The Secret Note That Makes the Minor Pentatonic Scale Better

0<p>SHARES<p>If you’re looking for a way to make your minor pentatonic licks, riffs and solos more interesting, it might be as simple as adding one …

Electric Guitar

Why I'm scared of the ocean! https://t.co/Ysq4jW4fN1

'Sneaky Pete' Renewed by Amazon for Season 2. Yes, Already

Bryan Cranston-Giovanni Ribisi series debuted less than a week ago<p>Amazon has renewed “Sneaky Pete” for a second season, less than one week after …

Entertainment

An Incredible Montage of Bass Guitar Tricks

Known for actively responding to online challenges, musician Davie504 has compiled some of his best responses into a single video. Included are …

The Best Ableton Live Skin of 2016??

Posted on May 24, 2016<p>This is my favorite dark Ableton Live Skin so far for 2016!!<p>This skin is slick AF!! Big ups to PureAV of deviantart.com.<p><b>GO</b> …

2016 Was the Best Year for Strategy Games Ever

You can’t ignore this genre anymore.<p>Ah, December. The time when the video games press' thoughts turn to Game of the Year awards, arguing about which 8-12 hour big-budget action-adventure deserves the award most. But all of the <i>Dooms</i> and <i>Uncharteds</i> and <i>Titanfalls</i> aren't the biggest story of gaming in …

Board Games

Two little owls in Russia https://t.co/0TXpXll95w

Two Billion-Year-Old Water Found in Canadian Mine

Canadian Geoscientists have uncovered water that dates back a whopping two billion years. It’s the oldest water ever discovered on Earth, and it …

Earth Science

How to fix MacBook Pro battery life problems

Apple's new MacBook Pro is is sleeker than ever before, with a wide-gamut Retina display, multiple USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports, and smoking-fast SSD …

The 11 iPhone apps I can't live without

Part of the reason is because I don't have much of a choice — 16 GB of storage fills up quickly.<p>But I also want my phone to be as useful as possible and to be clutter-free. It's the most important tool for doing my job, staying connected to my family, and entertaining me when I'm bored.<p>Over the …

Apps

Power of unity: https://t.co/3pMzmZcIZl

Ableton Live Secrets: 5 Hidden Features in 10 Devices

1. High Quality Settings<p>As I just mentioned, Saturator has a high-quality setting. However, so do the Dynamic Tube and the Flanger!<p>The high-quality …

The 7 Deadly Synth Sounds (and How to Recreate Them!)

<b>In this feature we assemble a list looking back at the best synth sounds from the 70’s and 80’s and how to get those sounds yourself…</b> <br>Here we’ve …

Music Technology

The 6 Trouble Frequencies

Whenever an engineer has trouble dialing in the EQ on a track, chances are its because of one or more of the 6 trouble frequency areas.<br>These are …

10 3D Touch shortcuts no iPhone user should have to live without

The tech media has turned pretty negative on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ever since Apple reported a sharp decline in sales. The company simply …

17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP

Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."

10 Tips in Ableton Live

[ALT + CMD] B [ALT + CMD] L [ALT + CMD] O<p>[ALT + CMD] R [ALT + CMD] M [ALT + CMD] I<p>So actually, all you need is to memorise the word ‘<b>BLORMI</b>‘. All the …

Tutorials

Microsoft is bringing its excellent Windows Phone keyboard to iOS

One of my favorite features in Windows Phone is its truly excellent keyboard. It's far more accurate and easy to use than the default iOS keyboard and many Android alternatives, but you've had to use Windows Phone to take advantage of it so far. Microsoft is planning to make its Word Flow keyboard …

Windows Phone

Mastering with Ableton Live Part 2: Multiband Compression

Multiband compression has crept into the producer vocabulary recently, but it can be a confusing topic, with the ability to completely ruin mixes if …

Music Production

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

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Ableton 9.5 Tutorial - Reinventing Chords & Melodies with Simpler

New Li-Fi Internet Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

The inventor of the electric lightbulb could hardly have imagined that one day his creation would be used not only to illuminate homes around the …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …