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Producers: Do You Know The Difference Between Peak & Average Metering?

DAWs let us meter in many different ways, but how should you be using them? Joe Albano explains Peak and Average metering as well as much more in this advanced metering course.

Using Novation Launchpad Pro To Control Grooveboxes & MIDI Instruments

By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Sound Design Tricks: Using Finger Mics

A technique pioneered for field recording can give unique and fascinating results when transplanted to a studio setting. This short video from Diego Stocco shows you the secrets of sound design.

Staying On Track: 5 Time Management Practices For Music Producers

Time management can be something we overlook or even actively get wrong when working on music. Here, G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for making better use of your time and energy.

Marc Doty Demonstrates How To Quickly Make Synth Sounds More Dynamic

Learn how Control Voltage works in synthesizers and how it can let you create a virtually limitless universe of sounds. In this short video, Marc Doty explores using the LFO on a filter.

Why Just A Little Mastering Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

Knowing a little - but not too much - about mastering can lead you into some bad practices. Joe Albano shares his experiences of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Musicians & Producers: Would You Pay For An Apple Software & Hardware Subscription?

An all-in-one subscription to Apple's software and hardware ecosystem is an interesting idea. Is this something that could help keep your gear current while keeping costs manageable?

5 Reasons Your Main Music Production Platform Can Be An iPad

Long gone are the days when the iPad was a mere sketchpad. Now, it really can be the heart of your music-making setup, as Hollin Jones explains.

Marc Doty Explores The Secrets Of Great Bass in Arturia MatrixBrute

Marc Doty shows you how to tweak and set up Arturia's monster synth - MatrixBrute - to get a massive bass sound. Read on to find out the secret.

7 Quick Recording Tips That Will Improve Your Productions

Recording is a mixture of art and science, but you can always benefit from some experienced producer's pro help. Here are 7 top tips to help you get even better takes.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!

Essential Arturia Drumbrute Beat Making Tips

Adam Pollard is here to walk you through your first steps with Arturia's powerful DrumBrute. Make your first beat by following his advice in this short video.

Going Modular: My First Eurorack Experience

If you've ever wanted to get into the world of Eurorack but not known where to begin, Sara Simms is here to share her own experience of diving in at the deep end, and what it taught her.

New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering

You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.

9 Quick Mixing Tips

Mixing is that darkest of arts, and every project requires a different treatment. But Joe Albano is here to share his experience with these top mixing tips that you need to know.