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5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

Getting started in sound design might seem a bit daunting. There are so many tools, plugins, libraries out there. These 5 tips are designed for the novice sound designers amongst us.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 5

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 5 (the final part),the focus is on the GUI and master volume.

An Overview Of Logic Pro X's Powerful Synths

Logic Pro X comes with a substantial collection of virtual synths—from basic, traditional analog and digital models, to big, powerful kitchen-sink instruments that employ cutting-edge technologies.

10 FREE House Bass Patches for Logic Pro X

Fancy some Logic Pro X freebies? Here's 10 bass synth patches for House and Deep House made by veteran producer Darren Burgos. Download them exclusively here at AskAudio.

5 Ways to Finish the Track You Started!

Don't get stuck in a loop when producing your next track. It's easy to get distracted or lose motivation to finish what you've started. So here are 5 tips to help you realise your musical creation.

Creative Side Chaining Techniques in Logic Pro X

Adding motion to static sounding tracks in your song can transform them into something more interesting. Here's 3 tips on using Side Chain in creative ways to add movement, stutter & groove in Logic.

Watch How to Create The Vocoder Effect With iZotope's VocalSynth

In this video tutorial from his complete course on iZotope’s new  VocalSynth plug-in, Rishabh Rajan demonstrates how to get the most from the Vocoder section's controls.

Nine Reasons to Get Excited About Reason 9

Propellerhead's Reason 8 release was arguably a foundation for future improvements & tech with not many bells and whistles. But Reason 9 has plenty of reasons to get you excited. Here's 9 of them.

Korg minilogue Synth: Arpeggiator Tips & Tricks

In this video from his complete video course, Korg minilogue 201: Programming the minilogue, Matt Vanacoro shares some of his arpeggiator tips on Korg’s awesome analog synthesizer.

8 Tips For Choosing The Right DAW For You

Choosing your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, or FL Studio, can be confusing. These 8 tips are designed to help you decide on the right audio software for your needs.

Ableton Tutorial: Automatically De-Noise Audio Without 3rd-Party Plug-Ins

Ableton Live is a treasure trove for musicians, sound designers and audio editors. It turns out you can create a de-noise module without 3rd party plug-ins if you know how. Joshua Casper shows how!

Setting Up and Using VCAs in PreSonus Studio One

VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.

5 Mindful Practices to Rediscover Your Creative Musical Flow

Creative blocks happen to all musicians at some point in time. So, how do you rediscover that buzz, the inspiration, the musical vibe? Lynda Arnold offers 5 mindful practices to gat back in the flow.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 4

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 4, we focus on the high pass filter section of the synth.

Producer Tips: Creating Basslines for Beginners

If you're having trouble creating basslines, or want a fresh take, this tutorial explores useful concepts every producer should consider when creating a bassline, regardless of the musical style.