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Top Music Production Tutorial Articles 2017

From recording to arranging, mixing to mastering, Ableton Live to Logic Pro. There's been a lot of excellent tutorial articles published in 2017. Here's 12 of the most popular.

What MIDI Channel Voice Messages Are & Why You Should Care

So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.

Making Logic Pro's Synth Plugins Sound Analog

Understanding how to detune oscillators in a synthesizer is key to getting your own unique sounds. In this short video, Mo Volans takes you through the fundamentals.

Learn Advanced EQ Techniques With SSL Duende Native

Take full control over your sounds with these advanced EQ techniques. Demonstrated using SSL Duende, they can be applied to any EQ with similar controls.

MQA: Is This Codec Masquerading As High Quality Audio?

In the quest for the next big thing, Meridian Audio created the MQA audio file format, supposedly high-res audio in a small size. But does it live up to the hype?

Understanding DAW Control With Komplete Kontrol 2

Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.

Clean the Machine: Optimizing Your DAW

We can all experience DAW issues and slowdowns, but fixing them can be easier than a trip to the DAW doctor. Matt Vanacoro shares some of his experience on how to declutter your system.

Create Dynamic MIDI Parts In Ableton Live With The Scale Effect

By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

How to Mix Digital but Sound Analog

In a digital world, it's still possible to get analog sound for your productions without using external hardware. In this short video, Rich Tozzoli shows you how it's done.

How To Prepare Tracks For Mastering Using Master Fader Automation

Creating clean, smooth fades at the start and end of tracks ensures no unwanted noise makes it through to the mastering stage when you're finishing your tracks. Here's how it works.

Here's How To Use Multiple Game Controllers To Create A Cool Musical Performance

You might not have known that game controllers make the perfect triggers and controllers for samples and effects - but they do! Here's how it works, with many live examples.

64-bit Mix Processing In Cubase 9.5 For Superior Sound

The new 64-bit mix processing engine in Cubase 9.5 delivers more sonically accurate results than ever before. Matt Hepworth explains exactly how it works.

Make Better Beats in Propellerhead Reason

Reason Drum Kits is an excellent set of meticulously sampled kits that can really bring an authentic feel to your Reason tracks. Here, Hollin Jones gives you a hands-on demo.

5 Keyboard Workstations that Rocked the 80s & 90s

Computers weren't always king - for many years, a hardware keyboard workstation was the dream item for players and producers. Here are 5 classics and a trip down memory lane.