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This Graph Shows Tracks That Have Used Samples, And Tracks That Have Been Sampled, In Last 100 Years

Creating your own samples is a great way to make new, unique and inspiring tracks. Here are four ways you can do it - which one will you choose?

Music Production Essentials: Modulation In The Studio

Understanding modulation in its different forms can help you to gain a better mastery of recording, mixing and producing your tracks. Joe Albano explains what it's all about.

Recording Input Types Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Do you know the difference between mic, line and instrument inputs? Joe Albano explains in this short video.

Why You Should Separate Mixing Into Discrete Phases In Ableton Live

Understanding the different skills required at different stages of the production process will make your life easier. Here's why.

Apple Is Merging Mac And iOS Apps - But What Will This Mean For Musicians & Producers?

Feature parity across Mac and iOS devices makes sense for developers, but at what cost for the people who rely on pro software to make music?

Understanding The Leslie Effect

The Leslie speaker effect can be heard on countless hit records. But how does it work, and why do we like hearing it so much? Joe Albano explains all.

Cubase 10 - Secrets Of The Mouse And Modifier Keys

Understanding how your computer names and treats modifier keys is essential to working quickly and efficiently in Cubase. Matt Hepworth explains how they work.

How To Make The Most Of Logic's Channel EQ Plugin

Learn the fundamentals of EQ as well as some of the hidden tips and tricks you'll need to know to get the most out of Logic Pro's powerful Channel EQ processor.

Music Production Essentials: Mysteries Of The Patchbay

Patchbays are not always well understood but they're a core part of many recording studios. Joe Albano explains everything you ever wanted to know about them.

A Complete Guide To Nuendo And Cubase's Automation Panel

Steinberg's Cubase and Nuendo have incredibly powerful automation tools and features, and with this comprehensive guide you can become a master of using them. Read on to find out how.

Mastering Lists In Logic Pro X

Lists in Logic Pro X are an invaluable tool for editing, so why don't more people know about them? Matt Vanacoro gets to the heart of the matter...

Create A Classic Sidechain Ducking Effect In FL Studio Without Using Compression

There's a clever way to use FL Studio's tools to create a classic pumping effect but without recourse to the standard compressor technique. This video reveals what it is.

5 Reasons You Need An iPad Pro For Music - And 5 Reasons To Try Cheaper Alternatives

Apple's latest iPad Pro models are the most powerful it's ever made, and have a new design. Should musicians and producers take the plunge, or look elsewhere?

Why You Should Do Your Mixes And Masters In PreSonus Studio One

This special feature in Studio One 4 means much less running around if you need to change your mixes before mastering. Josh Carney explains how it works.

4 Things to Consider when Designing your own Hardware Music Controller for Audio Software

Designing your own MIDI controller can give you unparalleled levels of control over your software. Liam Lacey explains how you could go about making it a reality.