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5 Ways To Create Danceable Rhythms and Grooves In Your Tracks

Nothing moves your audience like a beat or a sequence that gets their feet going. Here are five ways to find your groove…

How To Immediately Get Started With Auto-Tune

In this short series, master musician Matt Vanacoro takes us through the basics of getting started using Auto-Tune with some helpful tips and tricks veteran producers will find useful too.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing On Headphones

Ah, headphones. We all use them when producing though common advice is not to mix on cans, often we need to. Here's five mistakes to avoid when using headphones as your mixing medium.

How to Optimize Your Mac For Making Music

Modern computers are capable of handling the demands of audio production, but there are still recommended minimum requirements and optimizations that need to be taken into account for reliability.

5 Easy Steps to Live Looping in Logic Pro X

Live Looping gives Logic users access to cell-based production and live performance possibilities, similar to Ableton Live and Bitwig Studio. Matt Vanacoro shows how easy it is to get started.

Elektron Model:Cycles Quick Tricks: Adding Variation To Performances

Model:Cycles from Elektron is an FM-based instrument with excellent sound scultping and sequencing strings to its bow(s). This short video shows how to quickly add variation and interest to tracks.

How Universal Audio's Luna Works With Console: UAD Effects and Inputs

For existing UA Console and Universal Audio plug-in users, Luna provides a step up. Matt Vanacoro shows how this powerful music recording software can streamline your studio workflow.

Common Mixing Mistakes To Avoid In Ableton Live – Part 1

Knowing the pitfalls to avoid, and understanding them, can be a great way to explore and implement good practice for mixing in Ableton Live as Noah Pred demonstrates.

Creating a Virtual Performance in 4 Easy Steps

Understanding how to create an incredible remote, collaborative, virtual musical performance is as relevant now as it was in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Matt Vanacoro shows us how.

The Order of Things: Audio Plug-ins

Joe Albano investigates the chicken or egg situation for music producers... which effects should go first in your plug-in chain? Compressor or EQ, reverb or delay?

5 Tips For Better Audio Quality When Using Zoom / Online Video

Whether you’re chatting, being interviewed or full-on recording music over the internet, here are some tips to make sure it all goes smoothly and sounds as good as it can.

5 Ways to Add Emotion to Sequenced MIDI Parts

Matt Vanacoro reveals five essential ways to transform your MIDI ideas into more human and realistic-sounding instrumentals.

5 Pro Tips For Integrating Old Music Hardware Into Your Software Studio Setup

In a word of endless software choice, hardware instruments and effects can offer something unique in terms of sonic character. Here are 5 pro tips for the best ways to use them.

Home Recordist's Guide To Miking Up Instruments

Bring out your microphone(s)! Joe Albano is back with an essential guide to recording a wide array of instruments, from guitars to saxaphones, drum kits to pianos.

Getting Into Granular Synthesis: A Beginner's Guide

Granular synthesis, invented by Iannis Xenakis in 1959, is often passed by when talking about synthesis. Here we explore what it is and show how easily it can create unique and impressive sounds.