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Learn how to pitch correct and alter the sonic characteristics of vocals and other audio using Melodyne 4, the leading pitch correction software that can also run as a plugin in most DAWs.
Collaborate with other musicians using Ableton Link. Learn how to use Link to synchronize multiple computers and iOS devices to play in time with Ableton Live.
Compose melodies and basslines, arrange music, mix and master your tracks, and perform live—away from the computer—with the colorful, intuitive Ableton Push and Push 2 controllers.
Learn how to use the vast library of KOMPLETE sounds for songwriting and music production in MASCHINE.
Get started with Studio One 3, the fast and agile DAW with powerful editing tools and a rich library of sounds.
Learn professional techniques for producing electronic music in Logic Pro X.
Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master music with Auria Pro, the first professional-level DAW for the iPad.
Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making song mixing techniques.
Preview the new features in Logic Pro 10.1–10.2.1, including Alchemy and Gobbler integration, flex pitching, the Drum Machine Designer, an enhanced Mixer, and improved MIDI editing and sequencing features. Learn how to integrate the latest Logic features into your production workflow as quickly as possible.
Learn how to use Operator, Ableton Live's virtual synthesizer, to create unique synth sounds.
Get up and running with Ableton Live's virtual synthesizer, Analog. Learn how to create sounds using oscillators, sculpt the sounds with filters, and add motion to the sounds using modulation.
Producer JK Swopes demonstrates how to create beats using MASCHINE's built-in sounds, expansions, and samples.
Discover how to turn song ideas and rough recordings into complete, polished tracks, with music producer Evan Sutton's patented music production workflow.
Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools 12.
Take advantage of the advanced instruments and effects in REAKTOR, including MONARK, PRISM, and THE FINGER.
Get prepared to work on real-world projects with FL Studio. Learn how to create, mix, and arrange songs with this powerful digital audio workstation.
Learn how to write songs on the road and be a productive songwriter even when you're away from the studio.
Learn how to use the powerful UAD-2 and Apollo software/hardware combo from Universal Audio to mix down songs and emulate classic analog sounds.
Learn about amplification, mic'ing, effects processing, and building racks for live performance with GUITAR RIG.
Learn about everything from signal flow and patching to advanced signal processing in ABSYNTH, the semi-modular synthesis tool and powerful effects plugin included with KOMPLETE.
Connect your studio to the cloud with Splice. Learn to back up and manage projects, promote new releases, and find new sounds and inspiration.
Shows nonaudio professionals how to set up Audacity, a free audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and start recording live audio.
GarageBand is free and comes with every Mac. Learn how to lay down tracks with its built-in loops or record your own music with real instruments.
Learn advanced techniques for customizing instruments and creating sounds with KONTAKT, the cutting-edge sampler from Native Instruments.
Create awesome beats and explore new sounds with this cutting-edge drum and percussion sampler from Native Instruments.
Learn the techniques DJs around the world use to create amazing live performances with Ableton Live.
Learn the basics of recording, editing, mixing, and exporting great-sounding mixes with Pro Tools 12.
Discover the powerful tool set offered in the audio post-production application Audition CC.
Get up and running with FM8, the next gen FM synthesizer from Native Instruments.
Learn how to create out of this world sounds with MASSIVE, using its flexible and powerful filters and routing, audio processing, and modulation features.
Learn how to write, record, and mix songs—before the inspiration fades—with Reason.
Learn how to use REAKTOR as a synth, a drum machine, a sampler, a sound generator, and a multi-effects processor.
Get up and running with ABSYNTH 5, a powerful synthesizer that allows for almost unlimited combinations of oscillators, modulations controls, and filters.
Get up and running with the essential features in Cubase Pro 8, the venerable DAW that produces cutting-edge sounds.
Get up and running with FM8 and its main sound-making components, including the Browser, Master, Effects, Arpeggiator, and Easy/Morph windows, in this quick FM8 training course.
Get a brief overview of the features, signal routing, and effects offered in KONTAKT 5.
Take your ideas and turn them into epic recordings and live performances—fast—with Bitwig Studio, the next-gen DAW designed specifically for electronic music.
Learn how to create unique sounds for guitar, bass, drums, synths, and even vocals, with the GUITAR RIG effects processor from Native Instruments.
Learn how to create drum sounds, beats, and effects with these tutorials for Native Instruments BATTERY 4.
Discover the power of MASSIVE, Native Instrument's popular and flexible soft synth for creating colossal-sounding basslines, leads, pads, and more.
JK "saintjoe" Swopes—educator behind MaschineTutorials.com—shows how to get started creating your own beats, hooks, and harmonies with Maschine.
Get up and running with Reason 8. Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio tracks with this professional-level music production software.
Learn how to quickly clean and repair audio using the built-in tools and effects in Audacity, the popular and free audio editing suite.
Expand Ableton Live's music-production and live-performance capabilities with the collection of instruments, effects, and tools in Max for Live.
Take a look at the best new features in Reason 8, from the redesigned interface to the Softube Amps.
Learn how to capture your musical ideas quickly and turn them into great songs with Ableton Live.
Learn the Logic Pro mixing and mastering techniques that every producer and engineer should know, from preparing a project to compression, automation, and mastering.
Move beyond the basics of synth programming, and learn techniques for creating big moving basslines, evocative percussion patterns, and rich synth pads.
Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, shares his onstage setup, his tips for working with Ableton Live, and insights from his long musical career.
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