Part 5 of this series on music production techniques explores the less celebrated, but still crucial, mixing tools available: expanders, exciters and enhancers. These can make a good mix, great!
When enhancing your mixes you’ll want access to a truly professional EQ. FabFilter’s Pro-Q 2 is a go-to for many producers and engineers, and in this video you’ll learn what all the controls do.
Could you turn a wooden toy piano into a MIDI controller? Could you do it in 24 hours? Liam Lacey did it at MIDI Hack 2015 in Berlin and won a prize too. Now you can make your own as Liam shares all.
Heavyocity's AEON has loops and sounds that are ready to roll into your productions. However, should you want to give them a further twist there's plenty of scope using the filters and effects.
SimSynth is a simple but powerful synthesizer that can get you down to the building blocks of how sound is generated. Using it can help you understand patch building for simple and complex synths.
Despite DJing being easier than ever, there are challenges which digital DJs face on the road to success. Sara Simms shares 7 tips new DJs should heed to help them on their journey.
In part 4 in this series on music production techniques, we'll explore the different types of equalization from a digital mixing perspective. There's plenty of audio examples to get stuck into as well
If you’re completely new to Logic Pro and are feeling lost, don’t despair. Booker Edwards has a new video course designed for you. In this video from the course he shows how to setup the main window.
It's a myth that you need BIG speakers (or monitors) for your studio. In this two-part mini-series, Shane Berry explores the reasons you should go small, and the benefits this could bring you.
In his new advanced course on using external MIDI in Logic Pro X, Booker Edwards shows how to go multi-timbral and use vintage audio processing hardware and get them all in sync in Logic Pro X.
Steinberg Cubase 8 has all the tools you need to get the perfect arrangement. Hollin Jones shows you how with these eight excellent tips.
Imagine being able to stream audio from your iPad synth directly into Logic Pro X on your Mac... with low latency. Imagine no longer! Darren Burgos shows how using Audreio as a plug-in inside Logic.
Welcome to part 3 in this series on music production techniques. Think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! This article delves into distortion effects.
Many DAWs have effects racks these days. Traction's plug-in rack allows you to build complex effects chains and route them in a modular, convenient way. Gary Hiebner shows how.
Automation is an effective way to add interest to your productions in Pro Tools. Being able to alter volume, panning and plug-in controls will allow you to truly sculpt an engaging piece of music.