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How To Make Your Mixes Translate To Smaller Listening Systems

There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.

A Synth With No Presets: Experiencing The Joys of The Korg Arp Odyssey

Working without a preset system can help you to learn the controls of your instrument in a particularly deep and intuitive way. Here, we look at the Korg Arp Odyssey.

7 Modeled Instruments You Might Not Believe Are Emulations

Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.

Watch A Tour Of Roland's Ultra Portable Boutique JX-03 Synth

Roland's affordable and ultra-portable Boutique JX-03 is endless fun. Watch Rishabh Rajan's quick overview to learn your way around its controls.

Re-Amping With A Real Amp Vs. Plugins

Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.

Synthesis Essentials: Know Your Filters

You probably use the filters on your synths all the time, but how much do you really know about them? This guide will make you a filter expert...

Recording Techniques: Understanding Mic Patterns & Applications

Microphones come with many different polar patterns and understanding these can be key to getting a great recording. Joe Albano breaks down which ones to use, and when.

Stereo Microphone Recording Techniques

Stereo mic'ing can add depth and vitality to your productions. Joe Albano explains the various different techniques and which ones you should use.

8 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer For Music Production

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer clogging up your workflow. Get a speed boost with these expert tips!

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process

Sampling Analog Synths in Parallel in Ableton Live

Using different sampling techniques can make a world of difference when it comes to the end results. Find out why in this tutorial from G.W Childs...

Demystify The Roland System-8 Synth In This Video Overview

Roland's Plug-Out synths are multi-talented, so here's Rishabh Rajan to help you get straight to the heart of how they work.

Understanding Mono & Legato Mode in Synth & Sample VIs

Different playing modes can affect the way your performances sound. Joe Albano breaks down how mono and legato modes work in modern instruments.

Watch A Quick Tour Of Elektron's RTYM And Overbridge With Thavius Beck

Find out how to combine this cool analog drum machine with your DAW using the Overbridge technology.

Building a Korg Synth With LittleBits

Follow Matt Vanacoro as he tries his hand at building a Korg hardware synth for the first time using LittleBits.