Automation is one of the most powerful tools in any modern DAW and something that was once only found in pro studios. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of it in Cubase.
Creating hip hop loops for yourself or to sell commercially can be great fun. Here are some tip tips to help you get hipping, hopping, and hopefully not stopping.
Mastering is the very final part of the production process. Here, Hollin Jones guides you through each step you'll need to take to get it right using Steinberg WaveLab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Giving or receiving stems for remixing purposes is common in the production world. Here's how to work with them in Ableton Live.
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 is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.
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.