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5 Tips to Make Your Keyboard Sound Like a Guitar

Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!

Here's How To Sculpt The Perfect House Music Kick Drum In Logic Pro X

Your kick drum is key to the sound of your house track. In this short video, Olav Basoski breaks down how to choose, shape and sculpt the perfect bass drum in Logic.

10 Strange But Interesting Musical History Facts

In a departure from the serious side of music production tutorials and techniques, Jay Asher takes us on a journey through musical history with these 10 unusual facts that will surprise you.

5 Tips For Turning Your iMaschine Sketches Into Songs

iMaschine is a great iOS app for making beats and patterns on the move but if you want to really expand your project into a fully fledged song, here are some techniques you can use to do it. 

How To Create Authentic, Expressive String Ensemble Sounds

NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.

Get Great Results Quickly From Novation Peak's Arpeggiator

If you want to add movement and energy to your Peak patterns, the arpeggiator is a great way to do it. Watch this video to find out how sequencer heaven is only a couple of buttons away...

Better Bass (For Non-Bass Playing Producers)

A good bass sound is key to almost any kind of music production, but how can non-bassists ensure they're getting the best results? Joe Albano breaks down better bass for everyone.

Crushing Stereotypes About Millennial Musicians (From A Millennial Perspective)

One generation can sometimes have preconceived ideas about another. Here, JAde Wii debunks some notions you may have held, or been on the receiving end of.

Essential Backup Techniques For Musicians & Producers

Backing up – some of us are better at remembering than others, but there’s always more to learn about keeping data safe. Here’s a handy guide to backing up your Mac, PC or mobile device.

Redesign Any Sound Using Sonic Shapeshifting In iZotope RX6

RX6 is a highly capable sound design tool in its own right. In this video, Timo Preece demonstrates how it can be a creative as well as a forensic tool.

Mixing Drums For Dance Music? Make Sure You Consider This...

Pay attention to your drum mix, and your track will surely benefit. In this short video, Multiplier breaks down how to address different kinds of drum sound when mixing.

A Guide To Creating Vocal Harmonies (From A Musical Perspective)

Creating good harmonies for vocals involves more than just tweaking some plug-ins. Joe Albano explains the musical theory behind getting harmony just right.

Audio Workflows In Adobe Audition CC: 8 Core Techniques

Audition – a distant relation of Cool Edit Pro – is Adobe’s pro-level audio editing app. Here’s a guide to its core features and tools that will help you get the most out of it.

Using Apple Mainstage's AutoSampler To Create Virtual Instruments From Any Source

Take the tedium out of sampling any source - real or virtual - and creating your own instruments with AutoSampler in MainStage and Logic Pro. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.

5 Ways To Warm Up Digital Recordings

Digital sound can sometimes be overly clean and clinical. Great for clarity, but not for vibe. Here are some ways you can reintroduce some character to your digitally recorded tracks.