Blending real and virtual instruments, when done correctly, can help to ensure that your productions sound more live than they really are. Joe Albano explains why.
Compression is a core element of mixing, and in this short video, certified trainer Nah Pred shows you what compression does and how best to use it in Ableton Live.
Modulation can be the key to making synths and even whole mixes sound more dynamic and interesting. Here's how to achieve it quickly and easily in Logic.
So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.
MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...
Reverb is a staple of music production, but how much do you really know about the different types? This handy guide will help you sort your chambers from your plates...
Traktor's effects can be tailored to suit many kinds of music performance. Here, Sara Simms shares her secrets for great-sounding techno FX with audio examples.
Android hasn’t always been the go-to platform for music makers, but things are changing. Here’s a guide to some of the best audio tools available for Android users.
Sytrus is great for all kinds of synth sounds but it's especially good for bass. Gary Hiebner walks you through creating a heavy bass patch.
Reason’s Player devices take simple MIDI input and turn it into chords, scales and arpeggios. Here’s how to get great results from the arpeggiator with minimal effort!
Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.
Moving from Apple's free GarageBand to the much more advanced Logic Pro can be easy if you know the tricks of the trade. Booker Edwards Jr. explains how it works.
Incorporating external hardware synths like Korg's Minilogue into Logic has never been easier, but there's still a technique to know. Darren Burgos shows you how it's done.
There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.
An element of unpredictability can be programmed into your synths to add character, warmth and depth to any bass patch. Multiplier shows you how.