Ryan's Corner

Is This Synth Heaven??

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Montreal electro funk duo, Chromeo, have packed up their massive arsenal of vintage synths and relocated to a new studio, deep in the heart of Burbank, California. <div...

Using MIDI and Audio Drum Loops Together (Video)

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Wondering how to add a little polyrhythmic spice to your 4/4 grooves?  In this video, we use Ableton Live to show you how to take a simple audio...

5 Essential Tips For Looping

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Wondering where to get started with loops? Are you staring at your DAW, waiting for inspiration to strike?? Here's the good news: Loops are...

Why The Loop Loft?

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We sat down with Los Angeles based producer, composer and bassist, Mocean Worker, to find out how he integrates The Loop Loft into his...

VIDEO: An Inside Look At Moog HQ

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Wondering what it looks like inside the headquarters of the world's greatest analogue synth maker? Our friends at Vintage King took their camera's down to Moog's Asheville, North...

Do You Believe In Magic (Drum Rooms)?

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If you've ever recorded live drums, then you know how important the actual room is to the finished product. Small, carpeted rooms with additional acoustic treatment will have...

VIDEO: The Early Days of Sampling

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These days, most of us (including myself) take sampling for granted. We have our MPCs and MASCHINEs sitting right in front of...

VIDEO: We Are The World (Behind The Scenes)

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Ok, this is pretty fascinating. Sit back, and enjoy this rare, behind-the-scenes footage of one of the most iconic (and top-selling) songs in music history, 'We Are The...

The Ultimate Guitar Demo?

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It's no secret that different styles of guitars have different sounds, but it's amazing to sit back and watch one of the world's greatest guitar players demonstrate the unique...

Bootsy Collins Explains Playing On "The One"

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In funk music, there's often a lot of talk about playing on "the one", but what does it really mean?? In this video, legendary bassist, Bootsy Collins, explains...