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Laptop Live Music Performance Essentials

There's a few essentials it pays to add to your live music setup when you perform with a laptop. Matt Vanacoro reveals his top 5.

Connecting Your Music Studio? Here's What Makes a Good Cable

Every music and production studio needs cables. Matt Vanacoro gets plugged in to discover what makes a good cable.

8 Pro Tips For Remixing

Remixing is easier than ever from a technical perspective, but artistic challenges remain ever-present. Hollin Jones gives you some pro tips…

Modular Synth Patching Basics (with VCV): Setting up a Classic Synth Bass

Modular synthesis patching, whlie complex, can be satisfying on a creative level with the number of possibilities for those open to sound exploration as Joe Albano demonstrates.

Music Production Essentials: The Art of Comping

Comping—making a comp (composite) track from multiple takes—is an editing procedure that’s widely used in music production. Here’s a brief look at what’s involved.

The iOS Music Studio Toolkit: What You Need

As iPhones and iPads become more powerful and the apps more capable here's the essential gear needed to turn your iOS device in the heart of a powerful music production studio.

Common Audio Processing FX To Make Your Vocals Shine

Pro trainer and musician, Joe Albano, dives deep into the most common techniques used by top producers when mixing vocal tracks with fx and processing.

The Top 5 Non-Musical Items Every Home Music Studio Needs

Beyond synthesizers, audio interfaces, monitors, musical instruments and the like, the home music studio can benefit from a varied range of non-musical equipment. Here's five essentials to consider.

5 Ways to Get a Bigger Bass for Your Mixes

Everyone is after a great bass sound for their tracks. Here, Hollin Jones shares 5 of his pro tips for making the bottom end nice and fat.

Pro Tips For Choosing A New Music System

In an ever-changing technological landscape, there are many factors involved in choosing a new music system. Hollin Jones looks at your options for the coming year.

How To Make Your Mixes Warm & Gritty Using Distortion FX

If you've not been using distortion to give your mixes a bit more bite, get the guitars growling or even adding warmth to the vocals then perhaps you've been missing a trick. Joe Albano shows how.

Jacoti Brings Hearing Aid Tech to Next-Generation Consumer Earbuds

There's a quiet revolution happening in the world of hearing aid tech that enhances its limited audio bandwidth with high quality sound and a whole lot more.

5 Quick Arrangement Tips For Laptop Producers

Arranging on a laptop can present unique challenges. Hollin Jones shares 5 of his top tips for making laptop life easier.

5 Ways To Make Your Vocal Tracks Shine

A great vocal makes a track the best it can be. Here are five things to remember to make your vocal tracks really shine.

5 Pro Tips for Mixing On Headphones

Working from home studios can mean some compromises when it comes to making noise. Here are 5 things to think about when mixing on headphones.