How to find inspiration: Musician tips for writing songs

Being able to play your instrument is one thing, but finding the inspiration to write music is a whole new kettle of fish. Sometimes you need a little help to get your creative juices flowing….

How to embed Spotify in your blog or website

Spotify’s Play Button is a sleek and sexy little player that fits snugly into your website or blog so your visitors can listen without going anywhere. Embedding a Spotify player into your website or blog…

Creative ways to make the most of your samples

Samples give new life to your mixes, you can transform samples into completely new sounds and use them like their own instrument. Here’s some inspiration for getting more out of your sampling. Each section has…

FL Studio 20 is here and Fruity Loops is on Macs at last

FL Studio have just jumped from version 12 to 20 and with it their bringing their acclaimed music software to Apple computers for the first time. To celebrate 20 years of their acclaimed Fruity Loops…

How to create your own iPhone ringtone on GarageBand

Bored of your iPhone’s plain ringtones? This guide will show you how to make your own straight from your phone for that custom touch. If you’re not familiar with GarageBand then you’ve been missing out….

Orb AI is your newest bandmate, helping you write songs

Artificial Intelligence reaches new heights every day, and the latest software writes your tracks with you. Orb Composer is a new Artificial Intelligence software that gives you tips and templates to help create tracks like…

Tell Spotify the type of music you want recommended with Nelson

Customise your own recommended playlists with this tool and discover exactly the new music you’ve been looking for. A new ‘Glitch Project‘ allows you to decide the sort of music you want Spotify to choose…

Nintendo Switch is getting a DAW next year with Korg Gadget

Lots of cool games have been released for Nintendo’s new Switch console but I bet you didn’t expect to see a full music making program on there. At the Japanese m3 event last month a particularly…

Become an Ableton master with thousands of lessons from Mr. Bill

Mr. Bill, producer extraordinaire, is here to show you how to create amazing songs on Ableton with just your mouse, keyboard and Ableton Live. You may know Mr. Bill from his extensive discography covering a…

The Top 10 Best DAWs for music production in 2017

Getting the right music production software is vital to your music. Whether you’re recording a live band through a mixer or creating an electronic piece completely from scratch, a good DAW is essential to making your music….