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Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Picking A Plugin System

Native and powered plug-ins trade off price and power in different ways - but which system is right for you? In part one of this guide, Matt Vanacoro explains the pros and cons of each.

Recording Acoustic Guitar DI, And Making It Sound Good

Recording acoustic guitars using direct input doesn't always sound great, but with a few tricks you can make big improvements. Here, Rich Tozzoli shares his recording secrets.

The Accessories Your Recording Microphones Will Thank You For

We all know the importance of having a good mic selection, but what about all the mic accessories that can make or break a session? Joe Albano hails the unsung heroes of the studio cupboard.

3 Ways Digital Audio Is Better Than Analog For Musicians - And 2 Ways It’s Not

Although digital recording is now commonplace, there’s still a vocal minority of musicians sticking with analog. But which is better? Here are 3 ways digital is superior, and 2 it's not.

How To Find The Sweet Spot For Your Studio Monitors

Almost every mix decision you make is based on information from your speakers. Here's how you should be positioning and spacing them - and yourself - for the perfect sweet spot.

Samsung Kills Off Soundcamp. What Other Android Music Making Apps Are There?

It looked a lot like Apple's GarageBand with similar features, but Samsung's Soundcamp for Android didn't take off... and has now been discontinued. So what are the alternative mobile DAWs available?

How Audio Editors Swapped Razor Blades For Waveforms

If you were recording before DAWs the chances are you had to be handy with a razor blade. But why? Joe Albano explains how some techniques have changed and others remain the same.

5 Of The Best Hardware Loopers You Can Buy Today

Live looping has gone from being something of a novelty to a mainstream performance technique. Here are 5 of the best hardware loopers you can take on stage or to the studio.

5 Timeless Tips For Music Producers Mastering In The Box

Joe Albano shares his years of experience of mastering all kinds of music and brings you five essential tips to make your in-the-box masters really shine.

5 Keyboard MIDI Controllers You Need To Know About

MIDI keyboards are a studio staple, but there's so much more out there than boring black boxes. Here are 5 MIDI keyboard controllers with a range of talents. Which one catches your eye?

4 Reasons Musicians & Producers Shouldn’t Care Apple’s iPad Pro 2018 Has No Headphone Output

is the new iPad Pro 2018 Apple announced yesterday really able to replace a modern laptop? How will musicians and producers and DJs cope without a headphone connection on this premium machine?

7 Legendary Drum Machines That Launched Entire Genres

You’ve heard them on countless records and some have even helped to define entire genres of music. Here are 7 of the most legendary drum machines of all time.

Mixing While Recording or Producing: When To Do It & When Not To

Mixing isn't just something you do at the end of a production, but how much of it should you be doing as you go along? Hollin Jones has some wise words of advice...

Unleashing The Power Of The Yamaha Montage (And MODX!)

Get the absolute maximum out of your Yamaha Montage and MODX hardware with these free software add-ons - some are only free for a limited time so act now!

Tracking With The UAD Century Tube And Apollo Twin

See how Matt Vanacoro uses UAD's Century Tube and Apollo Twin units to record in his studio with this hands-on video tutorial.