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Beginner's Guide to Recording Electric Guitar: Traditional Methods

Want to record your electric guitar? There's a number of ways to approach this and Sara Simms (DJ and guitarist!) takes you through all the factors that'll affect how good your recording will be.

Using Ableton Push and Drum Racks to Control External Hardware

Working with external hardware instruments is something we covered recently in Noah Pred's illuminating walkthrough article. Now, Timo explores how Ableton Push can be used to control outboard gear.

Create Complex Synth Textures in Logic Pro X

When it comes to music production, some little tricks can go a long way. Toby Pitman shows how to use MIDI pressure to add complex textures and motion to your synth sounds in Logic Pro X.

Creating An Analog Front-End For DAW Recording

Most of us have an in-the-box software-based solution for recording, editing and mixing. And that's great. But, if you're missing that analog warmth, here's how you can add that to your DAW setup.

EDM Drum Processing Techniques in Cubase 7.5

Want to know the secret for creating fat, pumping EDM beats? Cubase 7.5 users are somewhat spoilt by the creative tools on offer, and Mo Volans shows you how to use these when processing drums.

10 Essential Mixing Tips for FL Studio Users

FL Studio is the complete package for recording, arranging, DJing and mixing! To celebrate how much we love FL Studio, Gary Hiebner presents his top 10 tips to help get the most out of your mix.

Microphones, Part 2: A Guide to Condenser Mics

In part 2 of this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of condenser microphones and how and what they are best suited for when recording.

Integrating External Instruments With Racks in Your Ableton Live Rig

There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.

Using M/S EQ in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's redesigned EQ plug-in is more than just a pretty interface. Now it enables us to use Mid Side (M/S) processing. Mo Volans will show you how!

How Sound Affects You: Musicians as Healers

Music is becoming acknowledged in both traditional and "alternative" methodologies as being a tool for healing. There are some remarkable examples and Lynda Arnold takes a look how you can heal.

How to Build Bed Tracks Using Loops

Despite its name, bed tracks have nothing to do with sleep. They do, however, have everything to do with music production. Sara Simms explains how to start creating your own bed tracks using loops.

Steal the Queen B’s Lead: Create a Beyonce Style Synth in Logic Pro

In three simple steps you can sound like Beyonce... well, not like her, but a distinctive sawtooth synth sound from her recent song, 'Blue'. G. W. Childs shows you how using Logic Pro's ES2.

Microphones, Part 1: A Guide to Dynamic Mics

In part 1/2 in this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of dynamic microphones and what recording tasks they are best suited for.

6 Tips for Arranging in Cubase

You've come up a beats & hooks, but arranging your track can make the difference between some catchy ideas and a fully formed production. Here's how Cubase can take your music to the next level.

Logic Pro X: Prepping Stems for a Mix or Remix

Once you finish recording and arranging your track in Logic Pro X, you may be thinking about mixing and/or remixing it. Here's how to get everything in order before sending to a mixing engineer.