In this music theory tutorial, Jay Asher teaches us how using non-root notes from your chords for the bass part can add complexity and evoke different emotional responses from the listener.
With hardware getting more popular than ever, we show you how to program beats the old fashioned way in Reason.
The compressor is perhaps the most used of the dynamics (and other categories of) plug-in types when mixing and producing music for corrective & creative processing. Here's 6 mistakes to avoid.
In this excellent tutorial, Joshua Casper shows two ways to build customisable multi-staged band-pass filters in Ableton Live. The idea being you can do so, so much more than the included devices.
Everyone has their own workflow and techniques when it comes to designing sounds... here are 10 that your family might have hidden from you which will help you with sound design in Cubase.
FL Studio's XY controller plugin enables you to take control of multiple on-screen parameters at a time... and then you can map this to an external MIDI controller too. Gary Hiebner shows how.
This enlightening tutorial for producers and musicians could be titled "Why practice isn't enough". Instead we found similarities between boxing and music production which are fascinating.
Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.
In this video tutorial dance music mixing and mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, shows how to compress a standard EDM kick, the settings to start with, and reasons behind them.
So you want to produce Dutch-style House music? Here's some tips from DJ and producer Sara Simms to get your big room sounds jumping.
A new, or old, synth workstation keyboard can be a little daunting to get your head around... Here's some useful tips on how to program a music keyboard in 5 simple steps.
The once simple sampled instrument has steadily been evolving and today these instruments are larger and more accurate and expressive than ever. Here's 6 tips for getting the most from them.
Can you imagine a DAW or a virtual synth without patches or presets? Strange question... but, in this article Jay Asher argues against Logic Pro X's Library when it comes to mixing.
Looking to be inspired? Then you're in the right place. Here are makers of alternative instruments who you need to know about. Whether you use their instruments or not, they are worth checking out.
Stepping back and taking a break from your music project during the arrangement process can be priceless. Here's 5 other common mistakes to avoid when arranging your next song or piece of music.