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Do You Know A Sampler From A ROMpler? Here's The Difference.

Hardware and software instruments share some common traits. Here, Joe Albano explains how samplers and ROMplers differ, as well as what they have in common.

Top Music Production Tutorial Articles 2017

From recording to arranging, mixing to mastering, Ableton Live to Logic Pro. There's been a lot of excellent tutorial articles published in 2017. Here's 12 of the most popular.

What MIDI Channel Voice Messages Are & Why You Should Care

So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.

Understanding DAW Control With Komplete Kontrol 2

Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

Here's How To Use Multiple Game Controllers To Create A Cool Musical Performance

You might not have known that game controllers make the perfect triggers and controllers for samples and effects - but they do! Here's how it works, with many live examples.

5 Keyboard Workstations that Rocked the 80s & 90s

Computers weren't always king - for many years, a hardware keyboard workstation was the dream item for players and producers. Here are 5 classics and a trip down memory lane.

Perfect Your Mic Technique For Voiceover Recordings

See how to position yourself and your mic to get the best results when recording voiceover. Then, explore how to edit the results for a great voice track.

Designing A Music Studio? Here's What You Need To Know About Acoustics...

If you're lucky enough to be planning your own recording studio or maybe building one for someone else, here's what you need to know about acoustics.

A Little Music Tech Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing

When someone thinks they have a handle on a process but they actually don't, bad things can happen. Joe Albano advises you how to avoid some of the most common production pitfalls.

Recording vocals? Here's The Best Way To Set Up A Pop Filter...

Are you using your pop filter as effectively as possible? Here's a live action video explaining how to set it up correctly for different kinds of vocal performance.

MIDI Velocity: What It Is & How It Works

Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.

Assembling a Small Microphone Closet on a Budget

When choosing a microphone or mic collection for your studio, how do you know which route to take? Joe Albano shares his experience and offers up some wise words...

Getting More From Korg Volca Sample, Volca Bass & Volca Keys

These 3 videos will give you quick-start insider tips on Korg's volca Bass, Keys and Sample portable instruments. Dive in to learn how to use these cool boxes!

Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.