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.
Retrologue 2 is the latest version of Steinberg’s virtual analogue synthesizer. Hollin Jones shows you how to build your own lead synth patch from scratch.
If you're looking to supercharge Logic X's built-in arpeggiator and chord trigger then these 4 third-party MIDI FX will tickle your fancy. They add unique and interesting ways to program sequences.
2016 is beginning to settle in so, it's a good time for musicians and producers to take stock of how to make 2016 more productive than the year gone. Here's 7 resolutions you might find helpful.
Blocks in NI's Reaktor 6 features a tons of creative solutions and uses for synth-heads. But, did you know Blocks can also be used to process audio? It's mind blowing! Toby Pitman gets processing.
You've probably heard of parallel compression or New York compression. But just what is it and how can you emulate it in Logic Pro X? Jay Asher knows how, and is here to show you.
Here are a few techniques for aiding mix decisions in poor acoustic environments. It goes without saying your ears have the final say, but a little technological help goes a long way.
Tracktion has some great tricks to edit your audio. Knowing how to use these editing shortcuts can speed up you workflow. Let’s take a look at how you can enhance your audio editing in Tracktion.
If you're attempting to master music as a novice or as an experienced producer, this article details seven mistakes you should avoid... and how to approach the mastering process for better results.
There are a few software options for mastering, and one of the very best and most popular is iZotope's Ozone. Now up to version 7 we take a look at 4 mastering tips Ozone 7 users should know about.
The Roland AIRA TR-8 and TB-3 demand to be played, tweaked and performed with. In this tutorial for beginner users, Sara Simms shows how to create an Acid House beat and bassline using these machines.
When you next rent a recording studio it pays to ask a few questions first so that you can concentrate on the music side of things when you get there and leave the other stuff to the studio.
One of the keys to a successful recording session is an optimized monitor mix for the recording musician. With the right balance you could transform an OK tracking session into something special.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by Reaktor's plethora of scripting & programming options, then Blocks might be your saviour. Matt Vanacoro presents a quick and easy guide to getting started with Blocks.