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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Your Audio Workstation Computer

Corrupted installs, orphaned plugins, renegade drivers, resource-hogging games - there are many things that could be slowing your system down. Here's how to streamline your work DAW.

MIDI Channel Voice Messages: What They Are & Why You Should Care

MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.

The Evolution Of Mastering: From Vinyl To Mobile

Mastering is a key production technique but one that's evolved over time. Joe Albano explains its history, and how it works in Logic Pro X.

Use ClyphX Pro To Control Any Aspect Of An Ableton Live Set

This powerful scripting language is a great way to take your control of Live sets to the next level. In this lecture, its creator Sam Hurley shows you exactly what it can do.

Syncing Pro Audio and Video For Live Streaming

Live streaming brings a unique set of challenges, of which syncing audio and vide is one of the biggest. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid sync pitfalls and keep everything running smoothly.

The Reason You Shouldn't Hard Pan When Mixing

Hard panning can have unintended and detrimental effects on your mix. Here, Joe Albano explains why you should stick to more moderate pan settings for better end results.

10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

5 Tips For Integrating Korg Volca Mix Into Your Volca Studio Setup

Korg's Volca Mix finally gives you a dedicated means for connecting the members of the Volca family together. Here's how to do that, as well as wiring in other gear from your studio.

Real World Producer's Guide: Switching from Mac to Windows

It's a topic that arouses emotions in many people, but the fact remains that there isn't one perfect system for everyone. Matt Hepworth shares how he switched from a Mac to a Windows system.

How To Record With An Analog Front End

Using an analog stage when recording digitally is common practice and can be a good way to give a warmer and more authentic sound to your recordings. Joe Albano explains how it works.

Elektron Digitone Tutorial: FM Synthesis

Learn how Elektron's powerful synth can be manipulated for complete control over its four Operators. Thavius Beck gets to the heart of the matter in this video.

Mixing Live Multitrack Recordings? Read This!

Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.

Elektron Octatrack MkII's Sampling Tools Explained

Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.