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Why You Should Be Using A Pop Filter When Recording Vocals

A few simple steps can help you avoid ruined takes and let you get the best vocal recordings possible. Find out how in this short tutorial.

MIDI Drum Kits - How Do They Work?

MIDI drum hardware has come a long way since the early days. Joe Albano explains your options, and why a MIDI drum kit might be the perfect instrument for you.

How To Soundproof Your Studio - A Quick Guide

Stopping sound from getting in and out of your recording space is a must, and then you have to make sure you don't overheat. Joe Albano explains how it's done.

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.