Mastering decisions used to focus on whether you'd go DIY or send to a mastering engineer. Since LANDR, it's possible to get an automated master of your tracks in seconds. But which sounds better?
Knowing what NOT to do is as helpful as knowing what to do. Avoiding mistakes can result in a fuller understanding of good practice and techniques, especially when it come to mixing reverb & delay.
So you've mixed your latest production and it's time to master it? While mastering engineers are often the best option, if you want to master your own tracks in FL Studio here's 8 essential tips.
How high should audio engineers go? (We're talking about high-resolution audio of course!) Joe Albano explores one of the digital theory behind a divisive topic amongst music and audio professionals.
Artificial Intelligence in Music—from complex natural sounding orchestral arrangements to an app that writes one-of-kind high quality songs in less than a minute—this is the Status Report.
MixMaster Danny Wyatt is back with a new course to follow up on his highly rated Mixing Dance Music 101 course… In this video from the 201 learn how to add punch to the kick with multiband saturation.
Waves Trans-X is a transient shaper that offers more than a traditional compressor or transient shaper does. In this tutorial Joe Albano explores how to adjust attack transients when mixing drums.
Groove Agent comes with some cool drum kits, but it can be even more fun to make your own—and it’s not as hard as you might think!
If you're feeling tortured in your soul, don't let it consume you and paralyse your creativity. By using your imagination you can transform emotions into music and sound and have fun in the process.
It's surprising how many producers stick with their DAWs built-in EQ plugin. There's no harm in it, but Joe Albano explains why just trying different EQ plugins results in different flavors...
Why would you consider recording with effect plug-ins applied? There's engineers out there who do so routinely. Matt Vanacoro explores why using a UA Apollo with near zero latency to good effect.
Software compressors comes with a range of presets designed to be useful. But perhaps presets are more dangerous than they are helpful? Watch Joe Albano explain why you shouldn't rely on presets!
Due to its flexible internal routing, there's more than one way to set up sidechaining in FL Studio 12. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores a few different ways to do it effectively.
Songwriting is one of the more abstract parts of the music process, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have rules. Here are some tips to help you get better at writing songs.
Music production rules are often there to be broken. Here are five essential mistakes to avoid when using delay-based plugins in your productions, along with extensive tips to do it right.