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Studio Secrets: Just What Is A RAID Array And Why Do You Need One?

Using RAID drives in your music setup can mean better performance and data security. Joe Albano explains how, in under two minutes.

The Gear You Need To Make Your Recordings And Mixes More ‘Analog’

If you're after a more analog sound for your productions there are some specific types of gear you will want to look at. Joe Albano gives you the inside track...

5 Tips For Getting Back Into Live Music Rehearsals

From checking your gear to checking your goals, here are 5 tips that will help ease you back into the world of live music performance.

Synth Icons: Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer

Roland's TR-808 is a stone cold classic in the history - and the present - of music technology. But its story has a few more twists and turns than you might have guessed...

5 Reasons To Use Analog Gear In Your Studio

Analog gear never went away, and its popularity is on the rise again. So in a world of digital, why would you turn to the analog domain? Here are 5 good reasons...

What Could Apple's 16 Inch MacBook Pro Mean For Musicians And Producers?

An extra inch of screen space doesn't sound like much but there are other ways in which the software and hardware could evolve to make your music life easier. Here are some of them...

Synth Workshop: Beyond Beginner Techniques

If you want to take your synthesis skills and knowledge to the next level, this handy guide from Matt Vanacoro will tell you everything you need to know about the wonderful world of synths.

How To Mix In Your DAW Using Analog Hardware Effects

The sound of analog gear is as popular as ever, but integrating it into your DAW setup might seem daunting. Not so, as Joe Albano explains in this handy guide.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z: Step Recording Demystified

Unlock the power of Teenage Engineering's OP-Z hardware with this short video, where you'll learn step sequencing skills in just a few minutes.

5 Reasons Why Raspberry Pi 4 Could Be Your Next DAW Computer

The Raspberry Pi 4 boasts some seriously beefed-up hardware, moving it into contention for a place in your music production setup. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider it.

When Worlds Collide: How To Integrate Tape-Based And DAW Recordings

Printing mixes to tape is a process that's still in regular use in studios, for the unique character it can impart to a mix. Here, Joe Albano shows you why it can be a good way to work.

These Essential Level Metering Skills Take 5 Minutes To Learn

Is there a single metering standard you should be using, and are the loudness wars really over? Find out in this quick video explainer from Joe Albano.

Vocal Recording In Logic Pro: Your Mic Options Explained

Hear some popular mics tried and tested in this Logic Pro X recording shootout with producer Josh Carney to better understand your mic choices and positioning options when recording.

The 4 Coolest Things You Might Have Missed At Superbooth 2019

In among the big names at Superbooth 2019 were some lesser-known gems you may have missed, but that you definitely need to know about. Noah Pred reveals all.

5 Quick Tips For Working With Amp Sims

Software amp simulations can be the perfect way to get exactly the tone you want, not just for guitar and bass but for any sound. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for getting it just right.