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Mash And Mangle Your Drum Tracks With Glitchmachines Hysterisis FREE Plugin

Drum tracks can often benefit from being processed, sometimes in extreme ways! This short video explains how the free plugin Hysteresis can be used to get great-sounding results.

8 Pro Tips For Mixing Bass

Getting a solid and accurate bottom end is a key part of any good mix. Here are some top producer’s tips for getting the best possible results! 

Explore Reason’s Powerful Dual Arpeggio Player Module

Take simple MIDI input and quickly create anything from acid basslines to complex arpeggiated sequences with this easy-to-use module in Propellerhead Reason.

How to Build a Big Chorus Effects Using Melodyne 4

Melodyne from Celemony Software is one of the most popular audio pitch correction tools. And Melodyne can manipulate pitch in order to create interesting effects, like the chorus we show you below.

Discover Synth1 – A Totally Free Synth Modelled On The Classic Nord Lead

Free synths are always cool but what’s even better is a guide to how best to use them! Join G.W Childs as he gives you a tour of Synth1.

How To Easily Fix The Timing And Pitch Of Any Vocal Part In Reason

Vocal pitch editing has come to Reason and it’s both simple to use and powerful in helping you to fix any vocal recordings!

Analog Synthesis 3: Envelope Generators

In part 3 out our essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis, Peter Schwartz takes us on a journey in sound programming using the envelope generator.

Awesome Beat Variations Using These Little Known Flex Modes in Logic Pro X

The Speed and Tempophone modes are two of the more esoteric Flex modes in Logic Pro X that won't be used much for traditional vocal and beat correction. But, for EDM beats they are incredibly useful.

Analog Synthesis, Part 2: The Analog Translation

Learn the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis in this excellent four-part series with Peter Schwartz. Part two delves into the sound creation components of the analog synthesizer.

Discover The Secrets Of Pitch Shifted Vocals In Tropical House

One of the defining characteristics of many types of EDM is vocals that have been pitch shiften up or down. See how it’s done with this easy-to-follow video from Multiplier!

Analog Synthesis, Part 1: The Four Properties of Sound

Learn the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis in this excellent four-part series with Peter Schwartz. Part one explores the four properties of sound.

Five Drum Loop Processing Tips

Changing and modifying drum loops and samples can help your music stand apart from others that might be using the same sound packs. Here's 5 ways to make yours sound unique.

Learn The Secret Of Synthesizing Fat Sound With This Expert Breakdown Of The Minimoog

A fat sound is highly prized, but not all synths can really do the business. Synth expert Marc Doty reveals the secrets behind the Minimoog’s unique and much-loved sound.

This Video Explains How Modulation Works For Logic Pro X Or Any DAW

Logic expert Joe Albano shares his expertise on the science of modulation and shows you how Logic’s effects can be used to add movement and interest to any sound. 

Music Producers Guide To Reverb

If you're looking to understand reverb, the various types and their ideal uses in your mixes, then you're in the right place. Joe Albano is here to explain all this and more.