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Understanding the Channel Strip in Cubase

The Channel Strip is a powerful part of Cubase’s MixConsole that brings the power and workflow of real mixing desks to your computer. 

Beat Mapping in Logic Pro X

Beat mapping in Logic recently got a quiet (hush, hush) update in the recent Logic Pro X 10.2.1 update. The beat mapping algorithm appears to be better than ever. Joe Albano explores all the options.

Mastering Mistakes To Avoid: Monitoring

If you think it’s impossible to do a good mastering job at home due to a less than ideal room, think again. Joe Albano explains what to avoid and how to make it work in this video tutorial.

Mixing Tip: What To Do When Ear Worms are Destroying your World

If the the song you are mixing is going round and round your head and ruining your mix session there's help to be found. G.W. Childs shares his advice to stop the repetition. stop the repetition.

How To Use The Hidden, Powerful Drum Editor Inside Music Memos for iOS

Though the title might not seem sexy, when you start to unlock the power of Apple’s Music Memos iOS app you’ll be impressed, especially with the built-in beat detection and drum editing available.

Using Ableton Live's Vocoder as a Return Effect

Despite having so many creative possibilities a lot of producers think of the vocoder as the 'robot voice' effect. G.W. Childs shows how Ableton Live's vocoder can phase up/bliss out your tracks.

5 Gain-Staging Mistakes To Avoid

At all stages of audio production it's important to ensure audio signals are at their optimum levels. Joe Albano explains 5 common gain staging mistakes many producers make and how to avoid them.

7 Tips To Get The Floor Moving To Your DJ Mix

There are certain tips and skills DJs pick up through trial and error to help them get the dance floor heaving to their mixes. Save yourself the time and pain with these seven tips from Sara Simms.

Mastering Mistake To Avoid: Don't Get Mixed Up With Mixing & Mastering

It's common these days for the same person to mix and master the same track. There are plenty of potential problems for engineers to take this approach though. Joe Albano explains one pitfall here.

Getting Started With Audiobus for iOS

iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.

FREE Beats Explosion Reason Refill Pack

If you want some free refills for Reason of carefully crafted processed drum machine samples courtesy of a Korg volca beats, then today is your lucky day! Simply login or sign-up for a free account.

Pro Tools 12: Not Afraid To Commit

In this tutorial Joe Albano explores 5 new features in Pro Tools 12, with an emphasis on the 3 new rendering features, Commit, Bounce Track, and Freeze (+ Trans. Clips & Batch Fades).

Add Life to Static MIDI in Logic Pro X

It's time to stop your programmed MIDI parts sounding flat. Darren Burgos shows how to bring them kicking and screaming to life in Logic Pro X in this uplifting tutorial.

4 Signal Flow Mistakes To Avoid

In today's in-the-box digital music DAW, it's easy to make mistakes with signal flow. Here are four ways to get your signal flow in order and improve your recording, mixing and production process too.

How to Make Distorted Guitars Sound Big Using Plug-In Amp Modelers

Discover how to make disrupted electric guitars sound larger than life using plug-in amp modeler and very few effects in this excellent tutorial from guitar and production expert Rich Tozzoli.