Top Music Production Tutorial Articles 2017

From recording to arranging, mixing to mastering, Ableton Live to Logic Pro. There's been a lot of excellent tutorial articles published in 2017. Here's 12 of the most popular.  

2018 is here and we're looking back at the most popular articles of the year just gone on Ask.Audio. It's been another record-breaking year with more of you than ever reading articles here and watching video courses in the largest audio & music production video learning library online, The Ask.Audio Academy... and we're continuing to grow thanks to your support and the efforts of our 20+ authors!

We publish multiple tutorial-articles every week. Some focusing on specific DAWs or plugins, genres, sound design techniques, hardware synths or tips for every stage of the production process. There's something for everyone.

Here's the 12 most popular tutorial-articles published in 2017:

1. 8 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer For Music Production

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer clogging up your workflow. Get a speed boost with these expert tips! 

2. Seven Mixing Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid 

Mixing is equal parts art and science, but years of experience can teach you a lot. Luckily we’ve saved you time with these great tips! 

3. Five More Mistakes To Avoid For The One Man Band / Solo Producer

So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how. 

4. Creating An Analog Arduino Controller for Ableton Live

Before you retreat, this tutorial requires NO soldering or coding skills! With an Arduino Uno, Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and select tools you can make your own analog controller for Ableton Live!

5. How Loudness Standards Relate To EDM And Club Music Production

Understanding how loudness standards work can be crucial to mixing and mastering correctly for different target media. Shane Berry is here to guide you through the terminology.

6. How to Make Music Without a Computer, My Dawless Setup

Computers can seem like the default tool for making electronic music, but it doesn't have to be that way. What are the advantages of working entirely without a DAW? Find out with this article & video.

7. How To Build A Dynamic EQ Inside Ableton Live

This excellent tutorial on how to make a Dynamic EQ with Ableton Live Devices and Max for Live by Joshua Casper could save you time and money, and help your productions sound great.

8. DIY Motion Sensing Device Controller for Ableton Live Using Arduino & Max

Do self-built motion sensors for Ableton Live sound wildly futuristic? Well the future is now! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to build your own.

9. Using Headphones When Mixing? Here's What You Need To Know

Mixing on headphones can be useful and even necessary in some situations. But it brings with it a unique set of conditions and considerations. Joe Albano explains all you need to know...

10. Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

11. Five Ways To Warm Up Digital Recordings

Digital sound can sometimes be overly clean and clinical. Great for clarity, but not for vibe. Here are some ways you can reintroduce some character to your digitally recorded tracks.

12. Using Korg Monologue (Or Other Hardware Synths) With Logic Pro X

Incorporating external hardware synths like Korg's Minilogue into Logic has never been easier, but there's still a technique to know. Darren Burgos shows you how it's done.

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Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More

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