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EDM Drum Processing Techniques in Cubase 7.5

Want to know the secret for creating fat, pumping EDM beats? Cubase 7.5 users are somewhat spoilt by the creative tools on offer, and Mo Volans shows you how to use these when processing drums.

Microphones, Part 2: A Guide to Condenser Mics

In part 2 of this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of condenser microphones and how and what they are best suited for when recording.

Steal the Queen B's Lead: Create a Beyonce Style Synth in Logic Pro

In three simple steps you can sound like Beyonce... well, not like her, but a distinctive sawtooth synth sound from her recent song, 'Blue'. G. W. Childs shows you how using Logic Pro's ES2.

7 Top Tips for FXpansion Tremor

Make the most of FXpansion's versatile drum synth, Tremor in these essential tutorial-article. Hollin Jones shows you how to become a beat bad-boy (or girl) with these 7 top tips.

Left Field Sound Design in iZotope Stutter Edit

Whether you work in music, television, or film, we all need '˜wooshes' & '˜swooshes'. Frustratingly, they can be difficult to obtain. Did you know you can use iZotope's Stutter Edit to make these?

EDM Automation Tricks in Reason

Want to learn some neat tricks to help you make the most out of Reason's automation abilities? You've come to the right place. G. W. Childs shares automation tips and tricks great for producing EDM.

Solve the Case of the Missing EXS Instrument Samples in Logic Pro

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Sherlock when it comes to re-connecting missing samples in Logic Pro X's EXS24? Well, take a break from the sleuthing and let Joe Albano show you an easier way!

Create Tape Style Warmth in Your Music with Steinberg Vintage Open Deck

The more we mix digitally, the more we seem to wish for the warm, analogue sound of tape. Hollin Jones shows how the Vintage Open Deck plug-in can bring the two worlds together.

5 Essential Tips for iZotope BreakTweaker

When iZotope & BT get together you can expect something innovative & revolutionary! And BreakTweaker is no exception, it will literally transform your beats. Here's 5 essential tips to blow your mind.

Preparing a Custom Live Music Performance Setup

Cables? Laptop? Check. So, you may have the gear, but have you planned the actual performance itself? Ableton Certified Trainer, Timo Preece, shares his brainstorming techniques to help your next gig.

Top 10 Mixing Tips For PreSonus Studio One

Make the most out of your mixes in PreSonus Studio One with these 10 top tips from musician, trainer and producer, Matt Vanacoro.

Exploring the DB-33 in Pro Tools

If you're searching for a Hammond/Leslie organ soft instrument that not only sounds convincing but is fun to play, then the DB-33 in Pro Tools could be for you. Joe Albano gives it an in-depth whirl.

Create Bodyrox Style Synth Sound in Logic Pro X

In this in-depth sound design tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to re-create the incredibly cool buzzy synth sound from the Bodyrox tune, 'Yeah Yeah' using Retro Synth in Logic Pro X.

Mixing Tips: The Importance of Panning

Have you ever wanted to re-create the spacial effects from your favorite band's performance or studio album? Using panning maps, Matt Loel T. Hepworth shows you how in this excellent mixing tutorial!

Using Multiple Guitar Amp Plug-Ins For Bigger Sounds

What's better than a single guitar amp plug-in? Why two, of course! In this excellent tutorial, Rich Tozzoli breaks down how best to use multiple guitar amp plug-ins to achieve unlimited sounds.