Hard panning can have unintended and detrimental effects on your mix. Here, Joe Albano explains why you should stick to more moderate pan settings for better end results.
It may be small but Avid's SansAmp PSA-1 is a powerhouse of sonic sculpting that can be used not only on guitars and basses but on any source you like. Here's how it does its magic.
Some say six tracks isn't enough for an album, but most of them haven't had the success of Nine Inch Nails. Here's why the band's latest move could just be a work of genius...
Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.
Reason's new drum sequencer is great at helping you quickly building patterns. But it also makes creating entire performances a breeze. Here's why it is the go-to Rack Exension for beat makers.
VocalSynth 2 from iZotope isn't just a pitch corrector, it opens up a whole new world of creative voice processing. Rishabh Rajan explains how it can work for you.
Antelope Audio make some top end DSP-powered EQ plug-ins and here, Alex Solano shows you how to use them to shape and sweeten your tracks - beginning with drums.
Logic Pro's Flex Time technology has a number of algorithms you can use, each one best suited to a different kind of audio material. Joshua Carney shows you how to choose the best one for the job.
Korg's Volca Mix finally gives you a dedicated means for connecting the members of the Volca family together. Here's how to do that, as well as wiring in other gear from your studio.
Ableton Live 10 includes a revamped set of modulation tools including an LFO, loopable ADSR and a clever Envelope Follower. Noah Pred shows you how to make the most of them.
Logic's project chooser is where you can access templates - either Logic's or your own - to get up and running right away. Booker Edwards Jr shows you how it works.
It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.
Using sends and returns is a hangover from the analog days but it's still a vital tool in your mixing arsenal even if you're working digitally. Joe Albano explains why.
Matt Vanacoro set himself the challenge of using only Bitwig's bundled instruments and effects to produce a track. How did he get on? Read on to find out...
Routing audio inside Ableton Live is a great way to get creative with your productions. But rather than use a third party tool, why not build your own setup? It's easier than you may think.