Many aspects of music production can be automated which can make our workflow much easier. But for the art & science of mastering, can advanced artificial intelligence replace the human engineer?
Buying brand new gear is lovely, but uncovering a gem from used, vintage music hardware can be even more satisfying. Here's 7 tips to help you evaluate good gear from lemons saving you money & time!
Shaping the tone and sound of an instrument can be achieved using EQ plugins. But, there are potential pitfalls waiting round every mixing corner. Here's 6 EQing mistakes to avoid during mix down.
So there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to arranging music, there are helpful pieces of advice that stand the test of time. Sara Simms shares 8 electronic music arrangement tips & video examples.
How well prepared do you feel for your next gig? Sure, you've practiced, memorised the lyrics, got the stems and hardware all synced... but there's other things to consider as G.W. Childs explains.
Don't commit cardinal sin after cardinal sin when it comes to mixing / programming your hardware or software synthesizer. The following 11 tips are what every self-respecting producer should know.
All eyes are on you when you’re spinning tunes, so don’t have a nightmare! Simply follow these rules and your next DJing gig will go just fine…
It's time to get to grips with the new DJ remix format from Native Instruments: Stems. Using a Kontrol D2 and the new 4-tracks-in-one audio file format, Sara Simms shows it works in the real world.
If you think Korg's volca bass is just, well, a bass... you'd be mistaken. It's a 3-synth-in-one beast and enables you to program three sub-patterns. G.W. Childs shows you how in this tutorial.
Want to freshen up your guitar playing or recording? Trying alternative tunings could be just what the doctor ordered. Here's 6 simple, yet alternative, guitar tunings Rich Tozzoli recommends.
So you're ready to record, mix and master that song/album/soundtrack? Joe Albano is here to ensure you don't succumb to any common pitfalls during the process. These tips should help...
How can one of "The Internet of Things" be applied to more than home automation appliances? Liam Lacey imagines a world where IOT is relevant to music recording, production & live performance.
Before the Synth, was the Mellotron. In this engaging article, Lynda Arnold explores its history from its analog beginnings all the way into the digital realm.
Recording vocals is arguably easier than recording a drum kit, but there are still common mistakes to avoid when laying down vocal tracks or recording vocal talent. Here's six things to bear in mind.
In part 2, Shane Berry continues his exploration into the science and psychology of the current conundrum for music producers: Which is better: analog or digital?