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A Music Producer’s Guide To Sampled Instruments

So, you want your samples and loops to bemore expressive and perhaps easier to play? Creating your own sample-based instruments could be the solution.

Four of The Best Drum Replacement Tools

Ever want to swap out the snare or hijack the hihats in your drum tracks? Here's four (well, five actually) drum replacement tools every producer should know about.

Music Production Essentials: The Art of Comping

Comping—making a comp (composite) track from multiple takes—is an editing procedure that’s widely used in music production. Here’s a brief look at what’s involved.

Music Theory: Reading a Lead Sheet

Lead sheets aren’t just for jazz players these days! Whatever type of music you might play or produce, the lead sheet is an extremely common way to notate a piece in a small amount of space.

Creative Sample Slicing And Sequencing In Cubase 11

Cubase 11 expands its Sample Editor’s capabilities to include cool new live performance tools. Hollin Jones shows you how it works…

The iOS Music Studio Toolkit: What You Need

As iPhones and iPads become more powerful and the apps more capable here's the essential gear needed to turn your iOS device in the heart of a powerful music production studio.

Common Audio Processing FX To Make Your Vocals Shine

Pro trainer and musician, Joe Albano, dives deep into the most common techniques used by top producers when mixing vocal tracks with fx and processing.

The Top 5 Non-Musical Items Every Home Music Studio Needs

Beyond synthesizers, audio interfaces, monitors, musical instruments and the like, the home music studio can benefit from a varied range of non-musical equipment. Here's five essentials to consider.

5 Ways to Get a Bigger Bass for Your Mixes

Everyone is after a great bass sound for their tracks. Here, Hollin Jones shares 5 of his pro tips for making the bottom end nice and fat.

5 Free Ways To Improve Your Mastering

Mastering can be expensive, but here are five ways you can improve your masters completely free.

Compression Tricks For Drums

Learn the ways to get the most of compressing recordded drums and beats in this in-depth tutorial by master trainer and producer, Joe Albano.

Pro Tips For Choosing A New Music System

In an ever-changing technological landscape, there are many factors involved in choosing a new music system. Hollin Jones looks at your options for the coming year.

How To Make Your Mixes Warm & Gritty Using Distortion FX

If you've not been using distortion to give your mixes a bit more bite, get the guitars growling or even adding warmth to the vocals then perhaps you've been missing a trick. Joe Albano shows how.

A Music Producer’s Guide to Modeled Instruments

Not sure on the difference between a sampled instrument and a modeled one? Don't know what the benefits of modeling offer software instruments in your DAW? Joe Albano reveals all this and more.

Jacoti Brings Hearing Aid Tech to Next-Generation Consumer Earbuds

There's a quiet revolution happening in the world of hearing aid tech that enhances its limited audio bandwidth with high quality sound and a whole lot more.