Performing

    12 live performance tips

    Playing live is a weird mix of science and art, just like with other fields of music. This means you’re swimming in a lot of preconceptions, personal experience and ambition, and absolute rights and wrongs. Bearing that in mind, here are some tips to get your through your first gigs.

    Five experts share tips on how to perform live shows like a pro

    Let’s hear it from some pros who, between them, have several decades of experience in the live arena, playing as solo artists, producers or as part of big-name acts. Here, they provide some valuable insight and advice for those looking to take the stage…

    12 best products for live performance

    Is it all about the gear? No. But… we love to talk about it, anyway. There are some practical items that are essential for live performance, and some that are just going to be a blast to interact and jam with, let’s look at some key pieces of kit and standout products.

    How to take your mixes from studio to stage

    If you’ve never played live, or you just haven’t left the studio much recently, then we highly recommend that you get yourself out there as soon as humanly possible. That being said, take the time to read our guide first – it’ll pay off later…

    12 set-preparation tips for digital DJs

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a DJ playing local bars or travelling the globe at major clubs, a bit of prep can be a lifesaver – and a way to take your set to the next level.

    10 tips for performing live with tech

    Taking your music out live can be a daunting experience, especially if you are relying a lot on technology in both its production and performance. Follow these tips for a smoother transition to stage and you might just give the audience everything they wish for…

    How to perform live with Reason 10

    Ever wanted to get on stage and take your Reason tunes out live? The software has some fantastic features to help you do just that. Here, we explore how to get a great live keyboard rig and explore some of the DAW’s performance options…
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