New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.
Making your mixes fatter (in the low-end section) needn't involve overzealous use of plug-ins. Mo Volans shares his experience with these tricks for deepening the rumbles in your mix.
The new MIDI editing features in Ableton Live 9 allow for some nifty workflow tricks. G. W. Childs shows how you can use the transposition and MIDI stretch markers for slicker MIDI editing goodness.
Are you continually searching for the perfect new drum kit? It's easy to go through kit after kit, isn't it! G. W. Childs shows how to home brew kits using synths in Reason.
Glad to see the back of the wave of "Harlem Shake" videos that invaded YouTube? Humor us (and yourself) for a little while longer as Gary Hiebner creates a similar styled project in Ableton Live.
General rule of thumb is that mastering is best done by a professional engineer. However, more musicians are choosing to master their own music, so it's a good idea to have a mastering template...
If your vocal parts are sounding a little flat or uninspiring, you can do either go instrumental or learn how to better process your vocal tracks in Reason. Hollin Jones shows you how.
"New browser features" may not sound as exciting a "new synth" or "effect". G. W. Childs explains why this new addition to Live 9 is important, and how'll prove popular with Live users.
Mike Watkinson, ADE, shows how to quickly and effortlessly create a solo violin sampled instrument in Logic Pro - something strangely lacking in the included content for Apple's flagship DAW.
Creating an ergonomic work environment is so important for everyone, including music producers. Jim Pavett shows how, and explains the meaning of "5S" concepts.
David Earl shows how to use Reaktor to convert logarithmic pitch to frequency, create a harmonic series and control it all using one knob! A little essential theory followed by all the practical steps
The time of being tangled up by wires connecting the various devices in your studio together is coming to an end. Adam Goldberg takes a wireless approach when connecting devices to Logic Pro.
We've all felt profound moments of joy, sadness, relaxation, etc when listening to music. In this fascinating article, Lynda Arnold explores how sound affects us and how it can be used for healing.
You don't need more buttons and knobs for a plug-in to make your mixes shine through. Universal Audio's 1176 has simple controls covering the magic inside. Rich Tozzoli shares 3 tricks for the 1176.
Ableton Live's Drum racks are simple to set up and an easy way to quickly assemble drum sounds. Gary Hiebner shows how to go one step further and build drum racks with layered samples.