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Mixing Tricks: Making Artificial Harmonies Sound Authentic

Software lets us create vocal harmonies even after the singer has left the studio, but there's an art to making the results sound believable, as Joe Albano explains.

Nirvana's Gear in the Nevermind Era

The gear that iconic bands use is just as big a part of their identity as the music they make or the place they come from. So what were Nirvana using when they made Nevermind?

Five Ways to Use Harps & Plucks in Any Arrangement

The harp may not be the first instrument you think of when arranging but here are some ways you can use it to your advantage that you may not have known about.

Watch How To Remove Problem Noise From Vocal Takes With iZotope RX6

iZotope's RX6 suite has some powerful tools for restoring and repairing audio of all kinds. Joe Albano shows you a practical example of rescuing a noisy vocal take.

Music Theory: How Beams Can Save You Time And Effort When Grouping Notes In Notation

Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.

Watch Korg Volca Kick's Self-Oscillating Filter, The Source Of All Its Power

Get to the heart of the deepest bass and kick tones by learning about the way volca kick generates and shapes its sounds.

Simple Gain May Not Be So Simple: Understanding The Gain Knob on Preamps & Consoles

Understanding the different ways that gain is represented on different devices can be confusing. Luckily Paul Bissell is here to explain everything loud and clear!

Synthesis Essentials: All About Oscillators

You might be a champion synth tweaker, but do you know what the different types of oscillators on your instrument actually do? Our guide will explain all...

The Definitive Guide to Rendering Stems from Ableton Live 9

Getting your audio tracks out of Live for transfer, backup or mixing need not be a hassle. Joshua Casper explains everything you need to know about stems.

Mid / Side Processing In Logic Demystified In This Short Video

If you've ever wondered what exactly M/S processing in Logic Pro is and what it does, this video and course will answer all your questions!

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Making a Sandwich

When it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, or any aspect of music production, you've probably not considered it being similar to making a sandwich. Perhaps the two are actually closely linked?

5 Rehearsal Tips For Better Live Gigs

Getting yourself into shape for live shows is the key to giving great performances. Here are some top tips for doing it as effectively as possible.

Make Better Beats With These Syncopation Concepts

Understanding syncopation can be the key to making more interesting and more human-sounding beats. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Construct Harmonies with Pitch Correction Software

Pitch correction plug-ins can be used for more creative tasks thanks to their power and flexibility. Here, Mike Levine explains how to create vocal harmonies where none existed.

Create the Weeknd’s Electric Piano in I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk in Ableton Live

If you love the sound of this track, G.W Childs is here to show you how to recreate it in your own studio using Ableton Live and some creative vocoding.