Mixing and mastering are two vital parts of the production process. But how do you know which kinds of processing to use at which stage? Joe Albano explains the unique requirements of both.
ADR is one of the film and TV industry's most essential tools. Here's how it works in Pro Tools, with some of the key terminology demystified!
With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.
Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.
This popular genre of dance music is easier to make than you might think - but you'll need to know the fundamentals. Olav Basoski reveals all in this short video.
The Europa Shapeshifting Synth in Reason 10 is a powerhouse instrument with almost endless possibilities. Here, learn how to make a rhythmic patch that sounds great.
Reason 10 comes with the mighty Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer. While it has some awesome presets, making your own can be even better. Here's how to create a really fat lead.Â
Latency can ruin a recording performance, but it doesn't have to! Follow these 5 tips to find out how to minimize or even eliminate latency altogether.
Roland's Boutique TB-03 synth is great for making acid bass sequences that evoke classic EDM tracks. Here's how to get started and make your first sequence.
Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.
GarageBand shares a lot of its DNA with Logic, but the bigger app has a ton of features that GarageBand lacks. Here are 10 reasons to make the leap.
Korg's Gadget sequencer for Mac, PC and iOS is a fun and powerful way to make beats, record guitars and put tracks together. Here are two videos to get your skills up to speed.
Guitars generally work in mono but by adding stereo effects with these plugins you can increase the space and size of your guitar tracks. Read on to find out how it works.
Time-based effects can leave a tail which makes cutting audio loops tricky. Adam Pollard has the solution - and it's simpler than you might think.
Effects most commonly associated with the 60s and 70s, flanging and phasing are still very much in use in modern production. Joe Albano explains exactly how they work .