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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.

Understanding Time Shift Algorithms For Music Producers

You may have used time shifting tools in your DAW but how much do you really know about how they work? Joe Albano breaks down the technology in this helpful guide.

How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples

Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.

Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?

The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.

Here's How Easy It Is To Make Beats & Loops In Korg Gadget

Korg's Gadget has come to the Mac desktop and in this short video, Hollin Jones guides you through adding modules, programming beats and synth lines to make a track in a couple of minutes.

A DIY Guide To Separating Sounds From Their Backgrounds

Unpicking audio elements from an already-mixed file is the holy grail of audio production. Joe Albano looks at the state of play, and what's currently possible in this field.

How To Keep Your Drum 'n' Bass Tracks Sounding Dynamic, Varied And Interesting

A lack of variation can be the death of any drum'n'bass project. In this short video, Multiplier shows you a few simple tricks to keep your drums and basses interesting over the course of a track.