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The Ultimate Guide to Making Music (from Start to Finish) on iPad

The iPad is fast becoming a fully featured platform for audio production. We give you the lowdown on how it could even become your main studio tool…

Creating Side Chained Grooves with Logic Pro’s Tremolo Plug-In

If you think you already know everything about side chaining to create grooves in Logic Pro, think again! Darren Burgos shows how the humble tremolo can be used in a groovy way.

Using a Graphics Tablet as a MIDI Controller

Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.

Recording Guitar Using Real Amps

When there are so many stellar software plug-in amp emulations why would you want to record guitar using a real hardware amplifier? Rich Tozzoli rips up the rule book and explains. [with audio]

Accelerated Mixing Tricks In Ableton Live 9

Don't let mixing feel like a chore! Using some of Ableton Live 9's handy commands and features you can cut through the clinical aspects and make your tracks sound great in the process.

8 Essential Steps for Mastering in Pro Tools

Once your mix is finished you may decide to practice the dark art of mastering yourself. Interested? Then this tutorial by Matt Vanacoro will guide you safely through the process.

Logic Pro X Creative Effects Returns


You may already know how use an effects return in Logic, but using dynamic effects plug-ins in conjunction with returns can make your creative effects even more... creative!

How To Eliminate Noise in the Studio

It's time to stand up for our rights as studio musicians and producers! It's time to say NO to buzzing and NO to humming. Keith Crusher explains how to kick noise out of your studio for good.

Adding Free Sound Effects to GarageBand for iOS

There's more to GarageBand for iOS than meets the eye (and ear)! If you've explored all it has to offer, now's a good time to add some free sound effects, and Mike Watkinson shows how.

Improve Your Recorded Guitar Sound Using Filtering

No one likes a muddy, cluttered mix. Rich Tozzoli shows how to use filtering (EQ) to get those guitars shining through. (audio examples included).

5 Ways to Get a More Organic Feel in Reason

It's time to break away from the grid. Think outside the box and get your "organic" or human shuffle going with these 5 quick tips for Reason users from Hollin Jones.

Building a Multiband Compressor in Bitwig Studio

Multiband compressors have many uses in the mixing and mastering stages. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner delves into how to build your own in Bitwig Studio using its bundles FX Layer.

Side Chaining Bass in Logic Pro

Become a side chain scientist in Logic Pro X, with this compact yet informative mixing technique on how to side chain bass in Logic Pro X. Matt Vanacoro makes side chaining accessible for all!

"Dude, Where’s My Data?" 6 Ways to Keep Your Audio Data Safe

Whether you're a musician, artist, videographer… in fact no matter who you are, good data management practice can save you on headaches further down the road. Paul Wickliffe explains how.

Album Production Notes: Recording and Mixing Tibetan Bowls

You might not think that recording and mixing the soothing sounds of Tibetan bowls will present much of challenge… Lynda Arnold explains how to take the stress out of it in this insightful article.