Technology is empowering musicians like never before. There are fewer barriers between going from studio to stage for a one-man band. But should we be dispensing with real drummers so easily?
When it comes to electronic music production, you might be forgiven for imagining a lone producer creating tracks in isolation. It doesn't have to be that way, and music may even be better together.
We've shared tons of excellent tips to help you mix better over the past few months… now here are 5 things you need to avoid doing when mixing, specifically with your mixing faders.
Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?
With Waves' Abbey Road Collection of unique hardware emulation plug-ins under his arm, Joe Albano shows you how to give your digital productions that analog element you didn't realize was missing.
If you listen to music only on iPhone... shame on you! But seriously, take a leaf out of Andy Bowen's book as he suggests 3 simple ways to re-experience your music to understand it better.
Whether you're recording your voice for video, radio, music albums or your own pleasure, these five tips from pro voiceover recording artist, Jonathan Slatter, will get you up and running in no time.
It's time to take a journey into the world of synthesis with veteran synthesists, Logic guru and musical maestro, Peter Schwartz! Here he explores harmonics, overtones and partials.
So you've decided to record some beautiful acoustic guitar parts to go along with your electric sections? Here's some tips from session guitar veteran, Rich Tozzoli, on how to layer them in the mix.
Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.
It may not be common knowledge, but did you know that Ableton Push can give you deep control over your third-party plug-ins? Tadhg Leonard shows how.
Whether you're playing live as part of a band, solo or as a DJ, traveling can seem like a drain on your creative process. So, here's some tips to staying creative on the road by DJ/Prodcer, Noah Pred.
The Maschine hardware from Native Instruments is popular and with good reason! What about the software side of things? Well, version 2 contains some tasty features which Mo Volans outlines here.
Continuing with his tips on DJing using Ableton Push, Tadhg Leonard looks at how to use Push to record and replay your FX automation data in the third part of this mini-series.
When you need to render or mix down your project to a stereo file in your DAW, going from 24-bit to 16-bit, you'll come across dithering options. Matt Vanacoro explains what it is and when to use it.