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On The Road: Portable Power Options For Synthesizers & Electronic Instruments

Gear that needs serious wattage can be tricky to power when you're away from the mains supply. But Scott Riesterer found some high powered solutions. Here, he shares his impressions.

How To Use External MIDI Instruments With Cubase

Cubase made its name as a MIDI sequencer for external hardware and that's still a popular way to use it. Matt Hepworth walks you through the building blocks of the setup.

Keeping It In The Family : 5 Cool Things To Do With Logic Pro X Instruments

You may know Logic Pro's instruments, but have you really been using them to their fullest potential? Matt Vanacoro shows you 5 tricks you might not know about.

The Secrets Of Recording DI Electric Guitars In Logic Pro

Get a quick guide to everything you need to know to capture DI electric guitar in Logic Pro and use Amp Designer to find a great tone. This video shows you how.

The History Of Mastering Explained From Tape To Pro Tools

Why is mastering necessary, and how did it change with the move from vinyl to digital? Joe Albano reveals all in this short video.

Avoid Panning Mistakes With This Monitoring Advice

Bunching up your sounds in the stereo field can cause serious mixing errors, but it might be happening because of poor monitor placement. Joe Albano shows you the solution.

How To Tame Difficult Vocal Recordings

Even vocals that have been performed well can sometimes struggle to sit in a mix. Joe Albano shows you some of his pro tips for coping in these situations.

FL Studio's Patcher - What It Is And How It Can Help You

The Patcher in FL Studio may not be so well know, but it's an incredibly powerful way to build instrument and FX chains. Here, Rishabh Rajan explains why you should be using it.

Cubase 10: The Top 8 Ways MixConsole’s New Features Will Help Your Workflow

The new MixConsole features in Cubase 10 range from big changes to small ones, but they will all make your life easier in important ways. Hollin Jones explains how.

Orchestration Tips: "Sauce Making" With Sample Libraries

What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...

This Graph Shows Tracks That Have Used Samples, And Tracks That Have Been Sampled, In Last 100 Years

Creating your own samples is a great way to make new, unique and inspiring tracks. Here are four ways you can do it - which one will you choose?

Music Production Essentials: Modulation In The Studio

Understanding modulation in its different forms can help you to gain a better mastery of recording, mixing and producing your tracks. Joe Albano explains what it's all about.

Recording Input Types Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Do you know the difference between mic, line and instrument inputs? Joe Albano explains in this short video.

Why You Should Separate Mixing Into Discrete Phases In Ableton Live

Understanding the different skills required at different stages of the production process will make your life easier. Here's why.

Apple Is Merging Mac And iOS Apps - But What Will This Mean For Musicians & Producers?

Feature parity across Mac and iOS devices makes sense for developers, but at what cost for the people who rely on pro software to make music?