Can You Use MIDI Keyboard Live? + How to Set It Up (Guide)

MIDI keyboards are great tools in the studio. They allow you to play sounds loaded in your DAW, record and control your DAW using the transport control buttons and knobs they come with. But can you use a MIDI keyboard for live performances? Musicians often use MIDI keyboards during live performances. The MIDI keyboard must be connected to a computer running a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software. This software … more

Why Are VST Plugins So Expensive? 3 Reasons Why (Explained!)

The VST plugin industry has changed a lot over the years. Manufacturers are making plugins that are easier to use and make music production incredibly easy and accessible. However, this convenience comes at a cost. VST plugins are becoming much more expensive over time. But why is this so? Why are VST plugins so expensive? VST plugins are expensive because a lot of work goes into their design, development, … more

Ableton Live vs Cubase: Which One is Best for You?

After I wrote an article comparing Ableton Live Lite to Garageband, I received several requests to compare Ableton Live and Cubase. After much hesitation, I finally decided to do this shootout. Let’s go. Ableton Live and Cubase are two of the most popular Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW) you can find today. Both are world-class professional software used by renowned music producers, artists, and composers.  Some popular music producers off … more

MIDI Files and Copyright: All You Need to Know (Explained!)

Over the years, MIDI files are gradually replacing traditional sheet music. MIDI has now become the standard way we program musical notes in music production software. And it’s quite easy to transfer MIDI files from one person to the other. But just as any intellectual property, MIDI files have their own unique copyright laws that most people are not aware of. So this blog post is dedicated to answering … more

Are Ableton Stock Plugins Any Good? (+ Best Ableton Plugins)

Ableton Live has been the Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW) for many music producers, DJs, and gigging musicians for years. It has gained a lot of traction over the years, and many new musicians start their music production journey with Ableton. However, there are several other music producers who, along the way, decide to ditch their DAWs for Ableton. For many producers switching from a different DAW to Ableton, … more

Ableton Live Lite vs Garageband: Which One is Best for You?

Ableton Live and Logic Pro X is two of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations available today. They are both used by many professional music producers worldwide and have a dedicated community around them, especially Ableton. Fortunately, both DAWs have a free version that serves as a starting point for many beginner producers. Garageband is the entry-level version of Logic Pro X. It is available for free on Mac. … more

Is Ableton Live Intro Worth It? All You Need to Know (+ 5 Tips)

Ableton has become the no. 1 choice of DAWs for many producers, especially electronic dance music producers. Most starters are attracted to purchasing Ableton Live Intro because it’s the cheapest alternative. But is Ableton Live Intro worth it? Or you should probably save up to get the Standard or Suite edition? Ableton Live Intro is worth it if you are a complete beginner. For an experienced music producer, you … more

Is Ableton Live Good for Beginners? Here is What to Expect

Ableton Live is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) we have today. It is used by some of the most successful music producers, live gigging musicians, and DJs to make music and perform live. But is Ableton Live good for beginners who are yet to learn music production? Ableton Live may seem intimidating to someone who is used to a different DAW. However, for a … more