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Get up and running with REAPER, the up-and-coming DAW for Windows and OS X. Learn how to record audio and MIDI, edit tracks, and mix and master your project.
Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live.
Learn how to make a high-quality podcast using GarageBand. Learn how to record, edit, and publish a podcast on sites like SoundCloud and Libsyn.
Learn the basics of Reason 9, the professional-grade DAW, from setup and recording to mixing and mastering.
Discover the powerful tool set offered in the audio post-production application Audition CC.
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 how to record, edit, mix, and master music with Auria Pro, the first professional-level DAW for the iPad.
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 record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools 12.
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.
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 the basics of recording, editing, mixing, and exporting great-sounding mixes with Pro Tools 12.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to write your songs in Logic Pro. Get your demo ideas down quickly and polish them into songs worth presenting to your band mates, producer, publisher, or label.
Get a sneak peak at our upcoming course with Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, as he shows his onstage setup, and shares tips for working with Ableton Live and insights from his career.
Learn how to write, record, and mix a song in GarageBand in 9 simple steps.
Learn how to write a song in Pro Tools, one of the programs professional musicians turn to to record their song ideas quickly and then polish them into demos worth presenting to partners, producers, and record labels.
Turn your laptop into a live-performance instrument, and learn to play backing tracks, process vocals, and loop sounds with MainStage.
Explains one of the most essential ingredients in audio mixing, reverb—the time it takes for sound to bounce, echo, and decay during a live performance or recording.
Learn about the jobs, equipment, DAWs, and training you need to get started down an audio learning path.
Learn how to make beats for house, dubstep, drum and bass, juke, trap, and hip-hop tracks, with Ableton Live.
Discover the top 10 new features in GarageBand for Mac OS X 10.9, and how they can lead to better recordings.
Learn how to make music with Reason, and bring the features of a professional recording studio right into your home.
Takes you over the Logic Pro learning curve, showing how to compose, record, edit, and mix great sounding music.
Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools.
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