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Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones: Conventional Wisdom Examined

A common question for recording musicians and engineers is whether to use a dynamic or condenser microphone. In this article, Joe Albano explores conventional advice to see whether they hold true.

5 Tips To Help Sound Designers & Sample Makers Become Successful

Histibe is a successful sound designer with credits for projects both big and small. In this article he shares 5 priceless tips from signing tricky contracts to developing your own unique style.

How To Swap Sliced Samples In Real Time in Ableton Live 9’s Simpler

In this excellent Ableton tutorial video, Thavius Beck shows how easy it is to swap samples in Live 9’s Simpler while they’re still playing in order to audition and try out different sounds.

Using PreSonus Studio One’s Console Shaper Mix Effect

So you're addicted to the convenience and power of digital with PreSonus Studio One... but you yearn for the analog console-style bus effect processing when mixing? No problem. Studio One 3.2 is here.

How to Recycle Your Effects Chains in Ableton Live

Here's an excellent way to save you precious time when producing in Ableton Live. It's all about recycling your hard work creating cool effects chains form previous projects and reusing them now.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Using MIDI & Virtual Instruments

If you use virtual synths, samplers or hardware synths, it's likely you've been dabbling with MIDI. Perhaps without realizing it. Joe Albano outlines 5 mistakes to avoid to help get better results.

Confused About Markers in Logic Pro X? Don’t Be!

Standard Markers, Scene Markers and Arrangement Markers in Logic Pro X? These 3 types of markers could be confusing… luckily Jay Asher demystifies them for us in this excellent tutorial.

How To Build A Simple Hardware Synthesizer

Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.

DJ Scratching Video Tutorial: Chirp and Chirp-Flare

In this video and article tutorial experienced DJ, trainer and author, Sara Simms, shows you how to add Chirp and Chirp Flare Scratches to your DJ performance repertoire. Every DJ should watch this.

Thavius Beck Demonstrates How Ableton Push 2 Note Mode & Scale Modes Work

Learn all about Ableton Push 2's Note modes, Scale modes and how to imply them when playing Push 2 in this excellent video tutorial by Thavius Beck.

Music Studio Design Tip: Don’t Let the Bass Trip You Up

In this 6 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how bass reflections in your music studio can cause problems with your productions and mixing decision making.

How Narrow Monitor Placement Can Negatively Affect The Panning In Your Mixes

In this 5 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how narrow monitor placement can result in tracks being bunched and can detract from your mixes.  

A Guide To Building Synths in Native Instruments Reaktor: Part 1

In Part 1 of this mini-series for Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch inside Native Instruments' popular graphical modular music software creation platform.

Syncing Video in Logic Pro X

Logic has a powerful palette of video and film syncing tools. In this tutorial Matt Vanacoro shares the tips to help you get and keep your video in sync in Logic Pro X.

How & Why Hard Panning Could Ruin Your Mix

In this 5 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how and why it’s important to avoid the common mixing mistake of hard panning.