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Get that Vintage Analog Sound in Your Digital Studio

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.

Producer Tips: 3 Ways to Re-Experience Your Favorite Music

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.

Audio Repair for Video Sound, Part 2: Advanced Techniques

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.

Audio Repair for Video Sound, Part 1: The Basics

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.

Synthesis Survival Guide: Harmonics, Overtones, Partials

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.

Mixing Guitars: Layering Acoustics

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.

Making Mashups in Logic Pro X, Part 2

In the final part of this mini-series on making mashups in Logic Pro X, LA-based trainer and producer, Darren Burgos, takes you through the arranging, mixing and mastering processes.

5 Essential Mixing Tips: Achieving Good EQ Tones

Whether you're DJing, mixing a live band, mixing or mastering in the studio, you'll have used EQ to shape and sculpt your sound. Joe Albano lends an ear and 5 tips on how to achieve good EQ tones.

Make Your Own Cinematic Trailer Sounds

There are tons of amazing sound libraries available to cater for most every cinematic sound you could imagine. Here's some tips on how to make your own unique sounds for trailers in particular.

How to Make Your Voice Sound Younger With Logic Pro X

Manipulating your voice in Logic Pro X is incredibly easy. Flex Pitch, Varispeed and other features make it possible. But how can you make your voice sound younger? Jay Asher shows you how.

Making Use of Pan Envelopes in Ableton Live

If you're new to Ableton, whether you're a novice music maker or a veteran from other DAWs, knowing how to use pan envelopes can help transform your tracks and add extra interest. Here's how.

Exploring Logic Pro X's Compressor Circuit Types

Logic Pro's built-in compressor has a lot of sound shaping potential below the surface. Joe Albano reveals the ins and outs of its circuit types.

Processing and Manipulating Audio Loops in Adobe Audition

As well as being a multitrack recorder, Adobe's Audition is a very capable audio editor with some useful features to help you edit and manipulate audio loops. Gary Hiebner shows how!

5 Music Production Tricks for Creating EDM Vocal Delays

Listen to some the most well popular EDM tracks out there with vocal parts and you'll likely notice some expertly implemented delay effects. Mo Volans shows how to bring these into your tracks.

Create Super Sounds with Logic Pro X's Patch-Merging Options

If you've ever wanted to combine the best bits of two different patches in Logic Pro X and thought it wasn't possible, think again! Joe Albano shows how.