We highlight three particularly impactful MIDI controllers that have made their mark across bedroom and studio setups alike.
Learn about how to create original drum patterns in genres spanning lo-fi hip hop to metal, and download our free MIDI files to dive even deeper.
Get a firsthand look into the basics of creating synthwave melodies, chord progressions, and drum grooves in Ableton.
Explore five lesser-known facts about MIDI, a protocol that most of us can’t live without when producing and performing music.
From the basics to more advanced options, we go over seven chord progressions that are absolutely worth familiarizing yourself with.
From manipulating velocity to adding ghost notes, learn about three key techniques that will help you humanize your MIDI drums.
From varying note length to applying syncopation, we highlight four versatile strategies for improving the rhythmic qualities of your melodies.
We give you a crash course in music theory, exploring some scales and techniques that’ll help you create original melodies.
We take the age-old phrase “less is more” to new heights by demonstrating how you can create an entire beat using nothing but one sample.
In this video, we explore how we might go about producing a track at a gentle (to say the least) 20 BPM.
We walk through how to sequence MIDI rhythm and lead guitar patterns that are both exciting and convincing.
From exploring syncopation to incorporating pitch bend and grace notes, we overview four useful tips and techniques for crafting melodies.