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Processing Audio With NI Reaktor Blocks
Blocks in NI's Reaktor 6 features a tons of creative solutions and uses for synth-heads. But, did you know Blocks can also be used to process audio? It's mind blowing! Toby Pitman gets processing.
Jan. 5, 2016
Getting Started With Reaktor Blocks
If you're feeling overwhelmed by Reaktor's plethora of scripting & programming options, then Blocks might be your saviour. Matt Vanacoro presents a quick and easy guide to getting started with Blocks.
Dec. 15, 2015
5 Tips For Working With Heavyocity Gravity
Designing sound for film, games or trailers? You've probably used instruments from Heavyocity. Their latest Kontakt player instrument, Gravity, is sonically stunning. Here's five tips to help use it.
Oct. 17, 2015
Getting to Grips with Traktor Kontrol D2 and Stems
It's time to get to grips with the new DJ remix format from Native Instruments: Stems. Using a Kontrol D2 and the new 4-tracks-in-one audio file format, Sara Simms shows it works in the real world.
Sep. 29, 2015
How to Sync Beatport Pro with Traktor
The recent new app for DJs, Beatport Pro brings a host of new, convenient features for DJs, including syncing with Beatport and syncing with Native Instruments' Traktor! Sara Simms shows you how.
Sep. 17, 2015
5 Steps to Getting Started With Native Instruments Kontakt
Kontakt has become one of the most popular and respected software samplers for modern musicians. If you're relatively new to Kontakt then these 5 steps will get you up and running in no time.
Sep. 5, 2015
Editing and Customizing Kits in NI Battery 4
NI's Battery is an incredibly powerful sample-based drum machine but it's easier to get to grips with than you might imagine. We show you how to edit one of the many preset kits and make it your own.
Aug. 4, 2015
5 Tips For Working With Heavyocity's AEON Collection
Heavyocity's AEON has loops and sounds that are ready to roll into your productions. However, should you want to give them a further twist there's plenty of scope using the filters and effects.
Jul. 29, 2015
Sound Design: Create a Distorted Clavinet in Native Instruments Massive
This tutorial on making a distorted, funky clavinet is taken from Rishabh Rajan's FREE interactive eBook: NI Massive Sound Design Recipes available for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android and PC.
Jul. 3, 2015
How to Sync the Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor
Music hardware shouldn't be played alone. In this quick tutorial for producers, live performers & DJs, Sara Simms shows how to sync a Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor to get the best of both worlds.
Jun. 10, 2015
How to Create a Dark Pad in Massive
This tutorial on making a dark, brooding pad is taken from Rishabh Rajan's FREE interactive eBook: NI Massive Sound Design Recipes available for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android and PC.
May. 23, 2015
4 Essential Tips for NI Maschine 2.3
Along with the new effects and instruments in Komplete Select that come bundles with the Maschine 2.3 update are tons of tips and tricks you can employ in your productions. Here's 4 awesome ones!
May. 21, 2015
How to Browse your Komplete Library with Komplete Kontrol
If you use Native Instruments' Komplete you may wonder whether how useful the Komplete Kontrol hardware could be. Matt Vanacoro shows workflows using the keyboard which make browsing sounds a breeze.
Apr. 4, 2015
Music Production Tips: Arranging, Virtual Instruments & Your CPU
What's the best computer for music software? How can you run your Mac/PC's CPU more efficiently when recording or mixing music? Matt Vanacoro seeks to answer the most-asked producer question ever...
Apr. 1, 2015
How to Use Maschine in a DJ Set
Integrating Native Instruments' Maschine into your DJ sets might be a lot easier than you think. Whether you want to use it as a controller for Traktor Pro or to control Ableton Live, here's how!
Mar. 4, 2015
Maschine 2: Bass Production Tricks (Video)
In this tutorial-video Liam O'Mullane (aka. The Sound Tutor) opens up with Machine 2.0 secret playbook to show how to create bass rhythms that sync perfectly with the kick drum and a lot more too.
Feb. 8, 2015
Create a Quick Rhythmic Synth Patch In Guitar Rig 5
We're suggesting using Guitar Rig 5 to create a rhythmic synth patch? Oh yes, we are indeed. Toby Pitman shows you how in this excellent quick tutorial.
Jan. 29, 2015
Five Tips for Dealing with Large Sampled Instruments
It's a fact. Sample libraries are getting better and more realistic and expressive, but that means they're also getting bigger too. Here's some tips on how to manage big libraries from Hollin Jones.
Jan. 28, 2015
Create a Multi-Out Drum Kit in Bitwig from a Kontakt 5 Patch
Ever wonder how to use a multi-output Kontakt 5 drum patch in Bitwig Studio? Well wonder no longer as G. W. Childs is here to enlighten us all.
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Jan. 27, 2015
Top 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Reaktor
Got Native Instruments' Reaktor? Get ahead with these extremely useful Reaktor tips from Matt Vanacoro.
Jan. 8, 2015
Traktor's Flux Mode: What Is It and How Does It Work?
With some cool tricks up its sleeve, Flux mode in Native Instruments' Traktor can transform your DJ sets with new unique and original sounds. Sara Simms show you how to make it work for you.
Nov. 28, 2014
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