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8 Intelligent Music Arrangement Tips For Producers

Arranging music can be tricky with the almost limitless freedom provided by modern DAWs. Here are 8 pro tips to avoid mistakes and get the best arrangement possible.

Essential Arturia Drumbrute Beat Making Tips

Adam Pollard is here to walk you through your first steps with Arturia's powerful DrumBrute. Make your first beat by following his advice in this short video.

Put Your Logic Pro X Workflow on Steroids

Logic Pro X has so many timesaving tricks and shortcuts if you know where to look for them. Here, Jay Asher shares some of his personal favorites for speeding up your workflow.

Orchestration: Hard Vs Soft Quantization

When preparing a score for transfer between applications, knowing the best form of quantization to use can be crucial. This video explains why.

Going Modular: My First Eurorack Experience

If you've ever wanted to get into the world of Eurorack but not known where to begin, Sara Simms is here to share her own experience of diving in at the deep end, and what it taught her.

New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering

You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.

How To Create An Effective Social Media Strategy For Musicians & Producers

All the free services on offer can overwhelm you with options. Adam Pollard cuts to the heart of great self-promotion with this guide to using social media more effectively.

9 Quick Mixing Tips

Mixing is that darkest of arts, and every project requires a different treatment. But Joe Albano is here to share his experience with these top mixing tips that you need to know.

Exploring The Sequencer On The Roland Boutique SE-02

Rishabh Rajan is here to show you how to use the powerful sequencer on Roland's latest Boutique hardware synth, with all its twists and turns.

Orchestrating Strings: Libraries And Programming Techniques Explained

Your approach to programming virtual strings depends on whether they will eventually be played by real instruments. This short video has some pro library selection advice.

How To Produce Electric Guitars Even If You're Not A Player

Most producers will need to record and mix electric guitars - even write parts for them. Here's how to approach working with a guitarist to get the best results.

A Producer’s Guide To Sidechain Processing

Sidechaining can be an invaluable tool for controlling and improving your mixes. Joe Albano explains everything you need to know about this core processing technique.

Creative Rendering: Bouncing Audio for Inventive Effect and Loops in Ableton Live

Bouncing audio with effects and then editing the resulting audio clips is a trick that some producers have been using for years. Here's a practical example of how it works in Live.

How To Hack ROLI Lightpad Block Into An 8-Step MIDI Sequencer

ROLI's Lightpad Block is fully customisable, and you don't need to be a coding expert to do it. Liam Lacey shows you how to hack this powerful hardware.

How To Create Unique Patches In Propellerhead Reason's Grain Synthesizer

Use any sample from anywhere, or record your own sounds directly in to Grain to create a limitless selection of atmospheric pads and textures. Here's how.