It's amazing how much we know about sound and waves and yet how we're only on the cusp of understanding how sound vibrations affect us. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the science of Cymatics.
Electronic Music doesn't need to obey a 4/4 time signature. And the same can be said of music hardware controllers too. Here's how to use non-standard meters with Native Instruments' Maschine.
In part 5 of 5, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, examines how best to treat lead and background vocals when mixing your next rock anthem.
Getting a great guitar or bass sound is easier than ever, thanks to the new modules in Reason 8. Developed in association with processing experts Softube, they can work their magic on almost anything.
To help you focus on the music and creative side of Cubase, Hollin Jones has come up with five excellent and useful tips to boost your productivity in Steinberg's popular DAW.
There are few definitive solutions when mixing EDM. Though there's no 'magic sound good button,' the 5 tips below should help toward perfecting the sound of your mixes. Open a mix you're working on...
The Loudness Wars continue to rage. Some might say they've been won by the "loud as possible" group. But making your tracks louder need not ruin the dynamics as Joe Albano explains in detail.
The title may sound odd. Surely we all know how to pack a bag? Why would a DJ bag be any different? Sara Simms seeks to show what it means to pack your bag for your next DJ gig and what to bring.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. In part four it's time to bring on the keys and synths.
Creating a complex and involved industrial style bass arpeggiator sound and pattern in FL Studio just got interesting! G. W. Childs shows how using Poizone 2's and LFO and Trance Gate.
It's easy as pie to automatically match audio to the session tempo in Ableton Live, but it's possible to do this manually in Pro Tools as well. Joe Albano shows how to make it automatic!
Whether you're primarily a recording sound designer, or an in-studio, behind a computer or synth kind, here's five types of hardware/gear every self-respecting sound designer should be armed with.
Don't get stuck in one repetitive kick and snare groove. Ableton Live's duplicate feature can be a simple way for beginners and veterans alike to help freshen up their beats. Here's how.
You've probably been warned of "phase" when recording with multiple microphones, or discovered phase issues when mixing down. But what is it actually and how can you make use of it when producing?
Staying creative in your DAW is arguably easier if your sessions are well-organised and you understand the file structures. Time to tune your tidying up skills thanks to these tips from Rich Tozzoli.