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Pattern-Based Sound Design In Cubase

How can you make cool rave-style patterns and computer FX in Cubase without using a MIDI keyboard? By using these tips!

5 Top Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing Keyboards

Sometimes overlooked in favour of drums, guitars and vocals in the mix, keyboards are actually a vital component of many tracks. Hollin Jones has some pro tips on how to get them right…

Pro Tools: The Ins & Outs of Grouping Tracks

Learning the different ways to group tracks in your Pro Tools sessions can massively speed up your production workflow as Joe Albano discovers,

Auto-Tune: Advanced Tools For Vocals

Following on from part 1, master musician Matt Vanacoro takes us deeper into Auto-Tune covering advanced views, analysis and graph modes and more.

8 Pro Tips For Remixing

Remixing is easier than ever from a technical perspective, but artistic challenges remain ever-present. Hollin Jones gives you some pro tips…

6 Fun Tricks With Ableton Live 11’s New Hybrid Reverb

The new Hybrid Reverb in Ableton Live 11 combines the best of convolution and algorithmic reverbs in one device. Noah Pred shares 6 fun tricks with it you probably don't know.

A Music Producer’s Guide To Sampled Instruments

So, you want your samples and loops to bemore expressive and perhaps easier to play? Creating your own sample-based instruments could be the solution.

Four of The Best Drum Replacement Tools

Ever want to swap out the snare or hijack the hihats in your drum tracks? Here's four (well, five actually) drum replacement tools every producer should know about.

Music Production Essentials: The Art of Comping

Comping—making a comp (composite) track from multiple takes—is an editing procedure that’s widely used in music production. Here’s a brief look at what’s involved.

Music Theory: Reading a Lead Sheet

Lead sheets aren’t just for jazz players these days! Whatever type of music you might play or produce, the lead sheet is an extremely common way to notate a piece in a small amount of space.

Creative Sample Slicing And Sequencing In Cubase 11

Cubase 11 expands its Sample Editor’s capabilities to include cool new live performance tools. Hollin Jones shows you how it works…

The iOS Music Studio Toolkit: What You Need

As iPhones and iPads become more powerful and the apps more capable here's the essential gear needed to turn your iOS device in the heart of a powerful music production studio.

Common Audio Processing FX To Make Your Vocals Shine

Pro trainer and musician, Joe Albano, dives deep into the most common techniques used by top producers when mixing vocal tracks with fx and processing.

5 Ways to Get a Bigger Bass for Your Mixes

Everyone is after a great bass sound for their tracks. Here, Hollin Jones shares 5 of his pro tips for making the bottom end nice and fat.

Compression Tricks For Drums

Learn the ways to get the most of compressing recordded drums and beats in this in-depth tutorial by master trainer and producer, Joe Albano.