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7 Quick Tips For Using Keyboards In Guitar-Centric Arrangements

Even if you're not an experienced keyboardist, Joe Albano has some pro tips to help you add keys to your guitar-heavy tracks for a different flavour.

Mastering Your Music? Here's How To Avoid A Common Limiter Mistake

Understanding why clipping happens and how to avoid it when working with mastering tools can really save your bacon. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.

Core Audio Skills - Bussing Audio Demystified

What is an audio bus, what does it do and how can it help your mixing workflow? Joe Albano explains all.

Back To The Buchla Future

Longtime Buchla user, synth expert and publisher Steve H reflects on his musical journey with these unique instruments and where he thinks the future of Buchla lies...

How To Map Roland's V-Drums Perfectly To Your DAW's Drum Instrument

Open up whole new worlds of recording and performance possibilities by connecting your MIDI drum kit to your virtual instruments. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to do it right.

What To Consider When Choosing Your Next MIDI Keyboard Controller

MIDI controller keyboards come in all shapes, sizes and configurations. Joe Albano explains your options, whatever your keyboard needs may be.

Sound Processing: Mid-Side Stereo

M/S processing is found on a range of software and hardware processors. But what is it used for? Joe Albano demystifies this sometimes misunderstood technique.

Synth Icons: Minimoog Model D

Moog's Minimoog Model D played a pivotal role in the development of modern music from electronic to pop and far beyond. Here's its story from creation to the present day.

Choosing The Right Microphone For Your Studio: Mic Types

There can seem a bewildering array of mics out there but in truth, your choice comes down to a few key factors. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for choosing the right microphone.

5 Ways iPadOS Is Helpful For Musicians & Producers

iPadOS marks Apple's first major step towards making the iPad a viable laptop replacement with features like true multitasking and mouse support. Here's how it can help musicians and producers.

Pro Tools Drum Recording: Should You Use Close Or Distant Mics?

By blending close and distant mics when recording drums you can get complete control over the depth and tone of your drum sound. Learn how in this video.

How To Sound Check For Recording Drums In Logic Pro X

Get expert guidance on how to set up, route and sound check a live drum kit to ensure the perfect take. Josh Carney shows you how.

Watch How To Set Up Your Podcast Microphone Recording System

Mic types, which stand to choose and how to prevent plosives are just some of the techniques explained in this short video on setting up your podcast system.

Being a Musician Now Doesn’t Suck, It’s Just Different

There are plenty of ways to earn money in the music business, many of which didn't even exist in the 'good old days'. Matt Vanacoro explains that it's not all doom and gloom...

Taking it On the Road : Getting Started With a Touring Rig

Going on the road with your music gear can have many pitfalls that might throw a spanner in the works. But with Matt Vanacoro's pro tips, you can avoid them. Read on to find out how.