Stimulate Your Creativity

Making music should feel good, right?

I recently received a great email from a reader and a fellow producer, Richard Anderson. I wanted to quote his email here (with his permission), as it really hit the mark for me.Continue Reading

How to Perform Electronic Music Live: Ideas and Inspiration

Performing electronic music live is something I have always been interested in, but in the past I always felt the means were too rigid. Maybe I was looking at it the wrong way… But I always felt there was too much pre-planning involved and not enough flexibility, which made it pretty hard for spontaneous creation to happen in a live situation. That’s why in the past I’ve always preferred DJ’ing myself.Continue Reading

Maschine MK1 vs MK2 – Review of Differences

The Native Instruments Maschine MK1 vs MK2 debate is running hot. I recently acquired the MK2 myself. I’ve been using the Maschine MK1 model for about 8 months and liked it a lot.

A lot of people are contemplating on wether to upgrade to MK2 or not. The MK2 is currently priced at 599 € by Native Instruments. It’s a lot of money to spend on an upgrade that may seem superficial on the surface.

Here is a review of the differences between the Maschine MK1 and MK2 hardware, along with my personal impressions. Maschine MK1 vs MK2, let the battle commence…

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Ableton Live – First Impressions

So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.

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Maschine Tutorial Videos – Inspiration and Advanced Techniques

Native Instruments Maschine

I am an avid fan of the Native Instruments Maschine. I just love it. What strikes me the most is how it can be used in so many different ways. I’ve picked up a lot by watching videos on Youtube and observing how other people are using it.  There are tons of Maschine tutorial videos out there. HOWEVER… That’s the problem.

Youtube has become infested with poorly produced crap “tutorials” that don’t really offer anything of interest to most people.

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Switch Things Up

We need routines, but sometimes routines can also work against us.

It’s easy to stop searching for new ways of doing things and eventually things get stale.
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