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Expanding Your Mobile UA Apollo Recording Rig Using Optical Preamps

If you've never taken advantage of optical preamps to expand your UA Apollo mobile recording rig, you could be missing out! Rich Tozzoli shows you how it works and how it can help you.

Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X

Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.

Make Your Own DIY 3D Gesture and Tracking USB MIDI Controller

With DIY gear so readily available, building your own controllers can be fun, rewarding and really creative. Here, Liam Lacey shows you how to make your own 3D gesture-sensing USB MIDI controller.

Recording Dialogue And Voice Over With MetaRecorder

MetaRecorder is an iOS app that goes above and beyond what many similar audio recording apps can do. Matt Vanacoro found it changed his whole approach to recording voiceover.

10 Strange But Interesting Musical History Facts

In a departure from the serious side of music production tutorials and techniques, Jay Asher takes us on a journey through musical history with these 10 unusual facts that will surprise you.

Get Great Results Quickly From Novation Peak's Arpeggiator

If you want to add movement and energy to your Peak patterns, the arpeggiator is a great way to do it. Watch this video to find out how sequencer heaven is only a couple of buttons away...

5 Ways To Warm Up Digital Recordings

Digital sound can sometimes be overly clean and clinical. Great for clarity, but not for vibe. Here are some ways you can reintroduce some character to your digitally recorded tracks.

Monitoring Latency (How Low Can You Go?)

Most people know that latency can be the bane of a producer's life, but how much do you know about how and why it happens? Joe Albano has this handy explainer.

Make Elektron's RYTM Drum Machine Unique By Importing Your Own Samples

It's not a conventional sampler, but this video shows you how to import and use any samples from your own collection to use as part of your kits and beats in RYTM.

Explore The Buchla Easel Synth With Todd Barton

The Buchla Easel is a modular synthesizer quite unlike any other. In this short video, Buchla expert Todd Barton shows you around and explains how it works.

5 Tips For Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse

We’ve all done it at some point – gone ahead and bought something expensive that we’ve later regretted. Here are some ways to avoid doing it, and to cope with it if it has already happened.

Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?

The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.

4 Popular Analog Consoles & Their Emulations

The sound of these legendary consoles can be heard on countless classic albums spanning many genres. Even in the software age you can still capture it, as Joe Albano explains.

How to Setup Traktor with the Rane 62/64 DJ Mixer

Do you love Rane mixers but prefer to DJ with Traktor? Would you like to use Rane's custom Traktor mappings for Rane 62/64 mixers, but aren't quite sure how to start? You're in the right place.