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Synth Icons: Minimoog Model D

Moog's Minimoog Model D played a pivotal role in the development of modern music from electronic to pop and far beyond. Here's its story from creation to the present day.

Choosing The Right Microphone For Your Studio: Mic Types

There can seem a bewildering array of mics out there but in truth, your choice comes down to a few key factors. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for choosing the right microphone.

5 Ways iPadOS Is Helpful For Musicians & Producers

iPadOS marks Apple's first major step towards making the iPad a viable laptop replacement with features like true multitasking and mouse support. Here's how it can help musicians and producers.

Pro Tools Drum Recording: Should You Use Close Or Distant Mics?

By blending close and distant mics when recording drums you can get complete control over the depth and tone of your drum sound. Learn how in this video.

How To Sound Check For Recording Drums In Logic Pro X

Get expert guidance on how to set up, route and sound check a live drum kit to ensure the perfect take. Josh Carney shows you how.

Watch How To Set Up Your Podcast Microphone Recording System

Mic types, which stand to choose and how to prevent plosives are just some of the techniques explained in this short video on setting up your podcast system.

Being a Musician Now Doesn't Suck, It's Just Different

There are plenty of ways to earn money in the music business, many of which didn't even exist in the 'good old days'. Matt Vanacoro explains that it's not all doom and gloom...

Taking it On the Road : Getting Started With a Touring Rig

Going on the road with your music gear can have many pitfalls that might throw a spanner in the works. But with Matt Vanacoro's pro tips, you can avoid them. Read on to find out how.

Reflecting On Your Monitor Setup

Good monitor placement is key to understanding your mixes. Matt Vanacoro explains some of the fundamentals of placement and setup that you need to know.

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...