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Using a Graphics Tablet as a MIDI Controller

Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.

Recording Guitar Using Real Amps

When there are so many stellar software plug-in amp emulations why would you want to record guitar using a real hardware amplifier? Rich Tozzoli rips up the rule book and explains. [with audio]

8 Essential Steps for Mastering in Pro Tools

Once your mix is finished you may decide to practice the dark art of mastering yourself. Interested? Then this tutorial by Matt Vanacoro will guide you safely through the process.

How To Eliminate Noise in the Studio

It's time to stand up for our rights as studio musicians and producers! It's time to say NO to buzzing and NO to humming. Keith Crusher explains how to kick noise out of your studio for good.

Improve Your Recorded Guitar Sound Using Filtering

No one likes a muddy, cluttered mix. Rich Tozzoli shows how to use filtering (EQ) to get those guitars shining through. (audio examples included).

"Dude, Where’s My Data?" 6 Ways to Keep Your Audio Data Safe

Whether you're a musician, artist, videographer… in fact no matter who you are, good data management practice can save you on headaches further down the road. Paul Wickliffe explains how.

Album Production Notes: Recording and Mixing Tibetan Bowls

You might not think that recording and mixing the soothing sounds of Tibetan bowls will present much of challenge… Lynda Arnold explains how to take the stress out of it in this insightful article.

6 Tips for Making Unique Orchestral Library Compositions

The tools for authentic sounding orchestras are here. But, that automatically make your string sections sound good! Jay Asher shares six tips to help make your orchestral compositions unique.

5 Ways to Use Rooms and Reverbs when Recording Guitar

Every guitar deserves a bit of space. You may reach for software reverb plug-ins or record in a different physical space. Here's 5 tips from Rich Tozzoli to help your guitars sit nicely in the mix.

How to Achieve 'True' Zero-Latency Monitoring in Your DAW

Latency is part & parcel of everyday life when recording and mixing in our DAWs. Joe Albano gives a thorough tour of what latency is and the different ways to reduce its impact when monitoring.

Making the Most Out of Guitar Effects In The Box

Rich Tozzoli takes a hands-on approach to using guitar effects in the box to find out which plug-ins will help you transform your guitar sounds from dry and uninspiring to rich and varied.

8 Pro Mixing Tips: Processing the Master Fader

Chances are, you’re using a Master Fader on your DAW to control the overall mix. If you do, there are a few tips and tricks that can help make the sound leap out of the speakers.

5 Tips for Capturing Great Field Recordings

Whether you're using an iPhone or a dedicated field recorder, these 5 timeless tips from Hollin Jones are designed to help you capture what you need, when you want.

Best Ways to Share Audio Files Over the Internet

As the world becomes smaller and more studios and artists collaborate with each other remotely, it's important to grasp how to share audio files and projects over the net. Paul Wickliffe investigates.

5 Tips for Korg Gadget for iPad

Intuitive, fun and powerful are all words used to describe Korg's fabulous Gadget for iPad synth app. Hollin Jones shares 5 timely tips for this must-have iPad app for musicians and producers.