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How Processing Order Affects Your Sound In A DAW

The order in which you add plugins can make a significant difference to the effect they have on your sound. Joe Albano explains why, and how to avoid getting it wrong.

Working With Vocalists: 8 Top Tips on Getting the Most From a Singer

Getting a great vocal performance isn't just about your technical skills, all kinds of human factors play a part too. Matt Vanacoro shares his experiences with these 8 top tips.

Recording vocals? Here's The Best Way To Set Up A Pop Filter...

Are you using your pop filter as effectively as possible? Here's a live action video explaining how to set it up correctly for different kinds of vocal performance.

EDM Mastering In Pro Tools Explained

When you're getting ready to master in Pro Tools, make sure your mix is up to scratch! Alex Solano explains the ins and outs of preparing for the mastering process.

Production Tips: How & Why to Set Up a Noise Gate

Gating properly can save your recording sessions and also make editing and mixing easier. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works with a hands-on example.

MIDI Velocity: What It Is & How It Works

Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.

5 Plug-In Management Tips For Cubase

Cubase has some clever features for helping you use and manage plug-ins. Here are some you may not have been familiar with to assist you in mastering your plug-in collection.

Essential Production Concepts: Mixing Vs. Mastering

Mixing and mastering are two vital parts of the production process. But how do you know which kinds of processing to use at which stage? Joe Albano explains the unique requirements of both.

Assembling a Small Microphone Closet on a Budget

When choosing a microphone or mic collection for your studio, how do you know which route to take? Joe Albano shares his experience and offers up some wise words...

How To Record And Edit Dialog For TV In Pro Tools

ADR is one of the film and TV industry's most essential tools. Here's how it works in Pro Tools, with some of the key terminology demystified!

Getting More From Korg Volca Sample, Volca Bass & Volca Keys

These 3 videos will give you quick-start insider tips on Korg's volca Bass, Keys and Sample portable instruments. Dive in to learn how to use these cool boxes!

Music Theory: How Displacement Technique Can Help You Compose & Play More Interesting Music

By understanding this simple but seldom-discussed rhythmic technique you can take simple musical parts and make them more interesting. Jordan Rudess shows you how.

Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.

Advanced Ableton Live Drum Processing Techniques

Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.

Here's How To Create A Classic Acid Bassline With Roland's TB-03

Here's how to use the classic Step Input method on Roland's Boutique TB-03 bass sequencer and synthesizer to make a cool-sounding acid bass sequence.