So you just know you’ve got the goods to make hits: you’ve got the ears, you know the trends, and you’ve got the nerve. Now you need the gear. Here's why you need an audio interface in your setup.
The recording process can throw all kinds of curve balls at you, however well prepared you may be. Joe Albano shares some industry secrets that can save your bacon if the worst happens.
Of all the mixing tools you can think of, your car probably doesn't feature very high on the list. But it should! Here's why.
We can all use some more ways to improve and refine our keyboard playing skills, whatever type of music we make. Here are five top tips.
There are some core theory concepts that all musicians should know about, regardless of what you play. Matt Vanacoro sets out five of the most important.
Don't just drag a loop from your desktop to your DAW - find inspiring ways of using hardware to kick off ideas for new tracks with these top tips!
Noise is sometimes less well understood than oscillators, but it's just as important when making synth patches. Here's a quick guide to the different noise types and how to use them.
Giving or receiving stems for remixing purposes is common in the production world. Here's how to work with them in Ableton Live.
Understanding the relationship between the key of different music tracks can make you a better and more effective DJ. Joshua Casper explains the science behind Harmonic DJ Mixing.
Cubase has a great set of tools for processing audio offline. Here’s how you can “abuse” them to mash and mangle audio into something unique.
Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.
Understanding the acoustics of your working space is key to getting mixes that travel well, especially when it comes to low end. Joe Albano explains why.
We all lust after shiny new gear from time to time, but is it always a good idea? Shane Berry has some advice on when to leap, and when to only look.
Get into the details of how the Moog Modular V from Arturia generates and shapes its sounds with this short video.
Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.