With 2014 almost upon us, Hollin Jones looks ahead into the mists of time to see what may be lurking there for musicians and producers.
Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.
When you think of white noise you might not feel inspired, but with some clever filtering tricks and when played through Reason's Subtractor you can create something musical and unique.
Possibly the most fun any sound designer can have is in designing chirps, clicks and pops for video game menu interfaces. G. W. Childs scrolls through the ins and outs in this tutorial.
If you're a musician with an iPad, you've probably discovered a multitude of cute synths & recorder apps. But, the iPad can be a more flexible and dynamic friend for musicians than you might think.
Some of us don't find Christmas to be the most enjoyable time... if you'd prefer to hibernate through the next couple of days we can help! G. W. Childs shows how sound can put you to sleep.
Iris from iZotope is not your typical synth plug-in. In essence this resynthesizer is perfect for creating unique sonic textures others can only dream of! Hollin Jones gets designing sounds with it.
Which plug-ins are essentials when mastering your music? Mo Volans reveals his 10 essential mastering plug-ins'"some of which you might not have come across
What is Pre Fader Metering? How would it affect your projects in Logic Pro X? Should you care? Jay Asher answers all this and more in this illuminating article.
When it comes to mixing your musical creations, there's tips and then there's tips... In this article Mike Watkinson shares what he feels are five of the most essential tips you need to know.
Session Automation is one of the big features in Ableton Live 9 and as Noah Pred demonstrates is something you should be using both in the studio and during live performance.
If you're looking for a grittier edge for your productions, Cubase has all the tools you need! Hollin Jones is on hand to show you how.
Sampling in Maschine just got a lot easier with the subtle new features in version 2.0. In this tutorial, Mo Volans takes you through sampling from start to finish using Maschine.
Adam Goldberg, music teacher in a Special Needs environment, shares useful experiences from the classroom where he uses tech to enable learners to become vocalists they didn't believe they could be.
Don't let acoustic guitars torment you in the mixing stage! They can be tough to tame, but fortunately we have Rich Tozzoli here to guide us through using compression to stay in control.