Shhh. Don't tell the companies in the music industry who make new hardware and software to feed the appetite amongst musicians and producers. Could it be that older, cheaper gear is just as effective?
Audio analysis isn't just for scientists, it can really help you to better understand your mixes. Here are some of the best tools out there'¦
Bass tones are a key component of techno music. In this short video, Multiplier gets down to the fine detail of how the different stages of a software synth can be set up to get a great bass sound.
Ableton Live is a complex DAW. In his MasterClass Adam 'Multiplier' Pollard shared 10 cross-genre EDM tips and tricks to help jump start your creativity. Here's one of the most impressive ones.
If your goal is to make your MIDI-based orchestration compositions stand out you may not want them to sound more realistic. Jay Asher shows how to make them sound great rather than authentic.
When projects start to grow in Cubase, you need to know how to keep on top of them. These expert tips will stop things getting out of control!
Everyone loves vocoding, but how great would it be if you could do it for free? Well you can, with this quick and easy guide to vocoding in your DAW!
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.
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!Â
Take simple MIDI input and quickly create anything from acid basslines to complex arpeggiated sequences with this easy-to-use module in Propellerhead Reason.
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.
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.
Vocal pitch editing has come to Reason and it's both simple to use and powerful in helping you to fix any vocal recordings!
In part 3 out our essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis, Peter Schwartz takes us on a journey in sound programming using the envelope generator.
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.