It's easy to get stuck using the same tools every day. Using new tools and processes can lead to reinvigorating your creations. Here's 5 tools every sound designer should check out.
DJing on the go is a real possibility thanks to Native Instruments' Traktor DJ for iOS. And one of the most convenient features, Metadata Sync, allows you to share info between Traktor Pro & DJ.
Give your tracks in Bitwig Studio some variety with random chaos. Gary Hiebner shows how to introduce some unexpected nuances using Bitwig's built-in tools.
In part 3/3 of this popular series exploring the ins and outs of microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines what makes ribbon microphones sound fantastic. [Includes video demo too].
C'mon, who doesn't like their beats served big?! If you enjoy slick shuffles, funky flams and crazy note bursts, then this FL Studio beat building tutorial will get your juices flowing.
The iPad is fast becoming a fully featured platform for audio production. We give you the lowdown on how it could even become your main studio tool…
If you think you already know everything about side chaining to create grooves in Logic Pro, think again! Darren Burgos shows how the humble tremolo can be used in a groovy way.
Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.
When there are so many stellar software plug-in amp emulations why would you want to record guitar using a real hardware amplifier? Rich Tozzoli rips up the rule book and explains. [with audio]
Don't let mixing feel like a chore! Using some of Ableton Live 9's handy commands and features you can cut through the clinical aspects and make your tracks sound great in the process.
Once your mix is finished you may decide to practice the dark art of mastering yourself. Interested? Then this tutorial by Matt Vanacoro will guide you safely through the process.
You may already know how use an effects return in Logic, but using dynamic effects plug-ins in conjunction with returns can make your creative effects even more... creative!
It's time to stand up for our rights as studio musicians and producers! It's time to say NO to buzzing and NO to humming. Keith Crusher explains how to kick noise out of your studio for good.
There's more to GarageBand for iOS than meets the eye (and ear)! If you've explored all it has to offer, now's a good time to add some free sound effects, and Mike Watkinson shows how.
No one likes a muddy, cluttered mix. Rich Tozzoli shows how to use filtering (EQ) to get those guitars shining through. (audio examples included).