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Essential Backup Techniques For Musicians & Producers

Backing up – some of us are better at remembering than others, but there’s always more to learn about keeping data safe. Here’s a handy guide to backing up your Mac, PC or mobile device.

Redesign Any Sound Using Sonic Shapeshifting In iZotope RX6

RX6 is a highly capable sound design tool in its own right. In this video, Timo Preece demonstrates how it can be a creative as well as a forensic tool.

Mixing Drums For Dance Music? Make Sure You Consider This...

Pay attention to your drum mix, and your track will surely benefit. In this short video, Multiplier breaks down how to address different kinds of drum sound when mixing.

A Guide To Creating Vocal Harmonies (From A Musical Perspective)

Creating good harmonies for vocals involves more than just tweaking some plug-ins. Joe Albano explains the musical theory behind getting harmony just right.

Audio Workflows In Adobe Audition CC: 8 Core Techniques

Audition – a distant relation of Cool Edit Pro – is Adobe’s pro-level audio editing app. Here’s a guide to its core features and tools that will help you get the most out of it.

Using Apple Mainstage's AutoSampler To Create Virtual Instruments From Any Source

Take the tedium out of sampling any source - real or virtual - and creating your own instruments with AutoSampler in MainStage and Logic Pro. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.

5 Ways To Warm Up Digital Recordings

Digital sound can sometimes be overly clean and clinical. Great for clarity, but not for vibe. Here are some ways you can reintroduce some character to your digitally recorded tracks.

Production Essentials: Additive vs Subtractive EQ

Using EQ is a core part of any mixing process but how much do you really know about the different types on offer? Joe Albano explains the differences between additive and subtractive EQ.

How Many Of These Logic Pro X 10.3 Workflow & Exporting Stems Tricks Did You Know?

Did you know you can now insert text-based tags into the file names of stems as you batch export them? This and many other up-to-the-minute tips can be found in this short video.

Monitoring Latency (How Low Can You Go?)

Most people know that latency can be the bane of a producer's life, but how much do you know about how and why it happens? Joe Albano has this handy explainer.

Three Key Ways to Optimize Kontakt Player & Instrument Libraries

Save RAM, save CPU and get lightning fast load times in Native Instruments' Kontakt Player for all your sample libraries with these optimization techniques!

Make Elektron's RYTM Drum Machine Unique By Importing Your Own Samples

It's not a conventional sampler, but this video shows you how to import and use any samples from your own collection to use as part of your kits and beats in RYTM.

Creating Soundscapes in Logic Pro X Alchemy

Alchemy, a relatively recent addition to Logic Pro's toolset, is a powerful and flexible synth for creating soundscapes. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of it.

Recycling Old Music Loops In Your Productions

Don't throw that tired old library of loops out! Instead, why not recycle them into something new, interesting and usable? Here are some top tips for breathing life into your library.

Exploring Cubase 9’s Sampler Track

The Sampler Track in Cubase 9 can be used for easy looping, triggering and even building your own sampled instruments. Here's how to get the most out of it.