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Using Chord Generators in Your DAW

Chord generators can help you with inspiration, composition and getting past a creative block. Here's how some of the different models available can work for you.

Managing Tones in PositiveGrid Bias

PositiveGrid's Bias has matured into a truly wide-ranging set of tools for designing and managing your guitar and amp tones. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to deal with all your presets.

The Joys, And Benefits, Of Building Templates In Logic Pro X

Templates in Logic - and any DAW - can save you a bunch of time setting up and let you get straight to the business of making music. Joe Albano explains how they work.

This Video Demystifies The Loudness Wars

We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.

Five Tools To Help You Master Your Soundstage

Understanding the way that stereo sound works can help you achieve a more open and natural end result. Here’s how to improve your soundstage and mixing skills.

Down and Dirty With Selection Based Processing in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro's ability to apply processing to specific sections of audio is incredibly useful for your workflow, saving you duplicating tracks or automating effects. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Exploring Logic Pro X’s Speciality Creative Processors

Logic comes with a bunch of bundled plug-ins but while you may know the reverbs and delays, some of the more unusual models have much to offer, as Joe Albano explains.

The Final Mix: Using Your Car

Of all the mixing tools you can think of, your car probably doesn't feature very high on the list. But it should! Here's why.

Remixing From Stems in Ableton Live

Giving or receiving stems for remixing purposes is common in the production world. Here's how to work with them in Ableton Live.

Using Cubase 9's Audio Processing Tools To Create Atmospheres & Effects

Cubase has a great set of tools for processing audio offline. Here’s how you can “abuse” them to mash and mangle audio into something unique. 

Parallel Processing Using Maschine

Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.

Dealing With GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

We all lust after shiny new gear from time to time, but is it always a good idea? Shane Berry has some advice on when to leap, and when to only look.

Shaping Sounds With The Coupler Filter in Arturia's Moog Modular V

Get into the details of how the Moog Modular V from Arturia generates and shapes its sounds with this short video.

Music Producer Workflow: iPad To Desktop

Moving between iOS and desktop has got easier and smoother than ever with the advent of AirDrop and iCloud Drive. Here’s how it works, including a couple of Logic tricks you may not have known about.

3 Essential Ableton Live Techniques to Help You Be a Better Producer

Here are 3 incredibly useful techniques to use while working inside Ableton Live that will help you make music better, faster, and more efficiently.