Applying reverb to the mix can help it sound incredible, or if badly done, muddy and mushy. Here's five important mistakes to avoid when mixing with reverb you really need to avoid.
Composing with tone rows is a very useful exercise for you to stretch your ears a little if you have only listened to tonal music, and it is fun as well. Jay Asher shows how in his revealing tutorial.
Whether you're inspired by Deorro or you just fancy delving into some sound design using Sylenth, this tutorial by Sara Simm is designed to get you close to the distintive lead sound from Flashlight.
Often, when society encounters the work of an amazing artist or producer, the word talent gets whipped out quicker than the Amen break at a drum '˜n bass festival. But what is talent really?Â
Omnisphere 2 is like universe of sound design and creation in a plug-in. But rather than simply going by the presets, Lynda Arnold is here to help you begin to program your own patches from scratch.
Looking for unique ways to come up with new musical ideas? Sugar Bytes' Obsucrium is one plugin you shouldn't pass by. Toby Pitman demonstrates how easy it is to make arpeggiated lead lines with it.
Buying brand new gear is lovely, but uncovering a gem from used, vintage music hardware can be even more satisfying. Here's 7 tips to help you evaluate good gear from lemons saving you money & time!
Shaping the tone and sound of an instrument can be achieved using EQ plugins. But, there are potential pitfalls waiting round every mixing corner. Here's 6 EQing mistakes to avoid during mix down.
GarageBand is more powerful than many producers give it credit for. Maybe because it's free with every Mac? Here's how to record different takes in one session and then comp them for perfect results.
Logic Pro X's Alchemy is a powerful synth in its own right. But, with its ability to re-generate user loaded audio samples and to spectrally synthesis images Alchemy becomes something truly unique.
In this excellent video tutorial on displacement, from the full music theory rhythm explored course, Jordan Rudess shows how it works and how to use both accents and chords to good effect.
Designing sound for film, games or trailers? You've probably used instruments from Heavyocity. Their latest Kontakt player instrument, Gravity, is sonically stunning. Here's five tips to help use it.
If you've been avoiding the AudioSuite menu in favor of using real-time AAX plugins in Pro Tools, it might be worth investigating them again. Joe Albano shows the extra processing features on offer.
So there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to arranging music, there are helpful pieces of advice that stand the test of time. Sara Simms shares 8 electronic music arrangement tips & video examples.
Ableton Live user? Stop with the Autofilter. Waves' Metafilter is an excellent, more powerful alternative with built-in delay line and a 16 step sequencer. Noah Pred shows how to make the most of it.