Making music is more accessible than ever due to the low cost of gear. But it's not without its pitfalls. The difficulty is in learning how to use the equipment and be creative and focused with it.
In days gone by there was a large difference between Pro Tools standard vs Pro Tools HD. Joe Albano explores the features Avid's current powerhouse DAW standard edition can brag about.
Moog released the Model 15 app earlier this year to great acclaim. Rightly so. This modular synthesizer app is possibly the best and most accurate analog synth emulation app for iPad/iOS.
Ableton Live's 9.7 is bringing more lovely features to their recently redesigned sampler, Simpler. Noah Pred, Ableton Certified Trainer, explores some of the power features of this elegant sampler.
Here are a selection of 8 suggestions of tips to try when arranging and mixing guitar parts, both acoustic and electric. Some you might know, and others are less obvious.
Working with sample libraries? Doing scores? Looking to improve your MIDI and articulation workflow. Cubase 8.5's Expression Maps are here to help.
Here's a useful tutorial on how to share between different Digital Audio Workstations, like Logic Pro and Pro Tools and even audio to video software like Final Cut Pro or Premiere.
Boundaries between musical genres are constantly blurring, shifting and moving. If you want to combine house and drum n bass, or other styles, here's 5 super quick tips to help.
Despite there being so many DJ mixers available to suit all budgets, there are just a handful of mixers you'll find at clubs. Here are the top 5 most common ones you'll actually encounter in the wild.
In this nifty Logic Pro X tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to turn your (or somebody's) sampled voice into a playable instrument in Logic Pro's Alchemy synth instrument.
In this article Joe Albano explores the potential pitfalls producers should be aware of when recording and producing vocals. Essential reading to help your vocals sounds as good as possible.
In this final part of the Cubase start to finish tutorial series Hollin Jones explores how to turn your mixes into masters and export them so the world can hear them.
Joshua Casper uncovers and reveals 5 lesser known features in Ableton Live'S built-in devices that might surprise you.
If your DAW makes creating arpeggiated patterns a chore then FL Studio's built-in tools are worth checking out. Here's how to quickly and easily create impressive arps in Image Line's excellent DAW.
The key to getting a good recording is not only dependent on the microphone you use. The preamp can have a major impact too. Here's seven of the best mic pre's for recording musicians and engineers.