Creating good harmonies for vocals involves more than just tweaking some plug-ins. Joe Albano explains the musical theory behind getting harmony just right.
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.
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.
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.
Using EQ is a core part of any mixing process but how much do you really know about the different types on offer? Joe Albano explains the differences between additive and subtractive EQ.
Sometimes it can be hard to ignore that nagging voice inside your head that's holding you back. Here are five tips to help you better understand your own creativity.
Did you know you can now insert text-based tags into the file names of stems as you batch export them? This and many other up-to-the-minute tips can be found in this short video.
Most people know that latency can be the bane of a producer's life, but how much do you know about how and why it happens? Joe Albano has this handy explainer.
Save RAM, save CPU and get lightning fast load times in Native Instruments' Kontakt Player for all your sample libraries with these optimization techniques!
It's not a conventional sampler, but this video shows you how to import and use any samples from your own collection to use as part of your kits and beats in RYTM.
In the second part of his series on practicing for musicians, Matt Vanacoro discusses the importance of understanding speed, consistency and routine to help you improve your playing skills.
Alchemy, a relatively recent addition to Logic Pro's toolset, is a powerful and flexible synth for creating soundscapes. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of it.
The Buchla Easel is a modular synthesizer quite unlike any other. In this short video, Buchla expert Todd Barton shows you around and explains how it works.
We've all done it at some point '" gone ahead and bought something expensive that we've later regretted. Here are some ways to avoid doing it, and to cope with it if it has already happened.
Don't throw that tired old library of loops out! Instead, why not recycle them into something new, interesting and usable? Here are some top tips for breathing life into your library.