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Music Producer Tips: Getting Results By Being Relentless

The right mindset is just as important as having technical skills when it comes to succeeding at the music game. Here are some insider tips to help you get to where you want to be.

MIDI And Audio Signal Flow In Logic Pro X - The Essentials Explained

Learn how MIDI starts from your controller and ends up as sounds you can hear. This short video explains everything you need to know about MIDI and audio signal flow in Logic.

Mixing & Mastering Essentials: When, Why And How To Use Dithering

We've all heard of dithering but not everyone knows how important it can be to getting a clean, distortion-free mix and master. Joe Albano tells you how, why and when to use it.

4 Creative Plugins For Better Drum Loop Production

Add a new lease of life to your drum loops and create something fun, fresh and vital with these clever processing tricks. Here's how it's done.

The Secret To Making Cool Rhythmic Patches With Native Instruments FM8

Find out how to take advantage of operators, envelopes and noise to make dynamic, fluid and interesting rhythmic patches in NI's flagship FM synthesizer.

Who Needs To Do What When Recording An Orchestra

Recording a full blown orchestra is definitely not a one-person task. Olajide Paris reveals the list of roles that will need to be filled on anything from a smaller to a heavy cinematic session.

10 Music Studio Essentials You Might Not Know You Needed

We all know you need a computer and a DAW, but what are the less obvious things you can add that will make your producing life easier? Hollin Jones has the answers.

8 Productivity Hacks For Making Music On The Move

Making music on the move has never been easier, whether on a laptop, phone or tablet. Here are 8 ways to make it easier and more fun to create music on the go.

Textural Sound Design With Propellerhead Reason’s Grain Synthesizer

Reason’s Grain synth is an incredible tool for sample manipulation that gives you total control over every aspect of your sound - and it’s perfect for ambience and textures.

Ableton Live Advanced MIDI Technique: Manipulating Time & Playback Direction

Here's how to harness the power of the Note section and its tools to quickly and easily create variations on your beats, chords and melodies - with just a few clicks.

Quick & Easy Guide To Compression, Encoders, Streaming For Performing Musicians & DJs

Just pointing a camera at a band won't cut it - to stream effectively to a wide audience you need to know a few tricks about conversion and compression. Here's Matt Vanacoro with the inside track.

Take Control Of Your Tracks With NI Komplete's Mix Plugins

Native Instruments' Komplete comes with a bunch of excellent mix plugins including EQs, compressors and more. Olav Basoski demonstrates how to shape a fat house beat with Solid EQ.

Adobe Audition CC: Track Vs. Clip Effects

Whether you're podcasting, wave editing or cleaning up dialogue for a movie, Audition's effects are here to help. Hollin Jones explains when to use track and clip effects.

Why Tempo Maps, Clicks And Time Signatures Are Crucial For Orchestral Recording

Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.

Using A MIDI Drum Kit To Trigger Virtual Drum Instrument Plug-Ins

Combining hardware and virtual worlds can give you the best of both - a live performance feel with total control over the drum sounds. Joe Albano is your guide to making it happen.