It's common practice to play with the BPM to achieve a different pace in our songs. But how often would you alter the time signature, and should we be exploring new meters when composing?
Designing thick, rich pad sounds that can morph into rhythmic ones in Propellerhead Reason just got a whole lot easier thanks to this excellent tutorial on Alligator by G. W. Childs.
Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?
Whether you think about it or not, working with tempo is something you're doing every time you work in Pro Tools. Here are 4 excellent tempo tips to help you stay in time in your sessions.
We've all heard them punctuating progressive house bass lines or uplifting trance pads... yes, we're talking synth plucks. Darren Burgos shows how to create and make them shine in Logic Pro X.
Ever wanted some tips on how to effectively come up with two-part chord progression arrangements? Lynda Arnold cuts through the choices to help you creatively evolve your song.
Here's a quick and useful tip by Jay Asher for Logic Pro X users demonstrating how to hide empty measures in Logic's Score Editor, so only the instruments playing are displayed.
With Waves' Abbey Road Collection of unique hardware emulation plug-ins under his arm, Joe Albano shows you how to give your digital productions that analog element you didn't realize was missing.
If you listen to music only on iPhone... shame on you! But seriously, take a leaf out of Andy Bowen's book as he suggests 3 simple ways to re-experience your music to understand it better.
Whether you're recording your voice for video, radio, music albums or your own pleasure, these five tips from pro voiceover recording artist, Jonathan Slatter, will get you up and running in no time.
To get really great voiceover for video you sometimes have to go beyond the basics… Join Hollin Jones in the 2nd of this 2-part series on repairing audio for video.
Fixing audio for video can seem daunting, but it’s well worth the effort and isn’t always as tough as you might have imagined… Hollin Jones is on here to show how easy it can be in this 2-part series.
It's time to take a journey into the world of synthesis with veteran synthesists, Logic guru and musical maestro, Peter Schwartz! Here he explores harmonics, overtones and partials.
From working with sub mixes to making the EQ less fiddly to work with, these top mixing tips for Reason users by Hollin Jones will help save you time and make the process more satisfying.
So you've decided to record some beautiful acoustic guitar parts to go along with your electric sections? Here's some tips from session guitar veteran, Rich Tozzoli, on how to layer them in the mix.