Whether you're primarily a recording sound designer, or an in-studio, behind a computer or synth kind, here's five types of hardware/gear every self-respecting sound designer should be armed with.
Don't get stuck in one repetitive kick and snare groove. Ableton Live's duplicate feature can be a simple way for beginners and veterans alike to help freshen up their beats. Here's how.
You've probably been warned of "phase" when recording with multiple microphones, or discovered phase issues when mixing down. But what is it actually and how can you make use of it when producing?
Staying creative in your DAW is arguably easier if your sessions are well-organised and you understand the file structures. Time to tune your tidying up skills thanks to these tips from Rich Tozzoli.
In part 3 of this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, shares his take on mixing rock guitars.
You can do so much more with Logic X's Piano Roll than just drawing in MIDI note events. Darren Burgos shares five of his favorite Piano Roll/MIDI editing tricks here.
The Komplete Kontrol software works well with all hardware but comes into its own when paired with Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. Here's 5 tips from Hollin Jones on how to get the most from it.
While editing audio is much more flexible than ever before, converting audio into MIDI can add another level to our ability to change a recording. Gary Hiebner shows how to do this in FL Studio.
No matter how quick you are with shortcuts, setting up your DAW with a custom default template is bound to quicken your creative workflow. Matt Vanacoro shows you how in Ableton, Logic & Pro Tools.
It's Halloween today, and high time we banish the fear and focus on empowerment. Here's 13 quick tips on how to make learning music software less scary than it might be.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part two focuses on mixing bass.
Speed up and enhance your Pro Tools experience with these quick and easy, but very useful, tips from Lynda Arnold.
Multiband sidechaining in Ableton doesn't mean your dynamic full-spectrum pads need to lose their texture and mood. Noah Pred shows how to have your cake and eat it and keep the dance floor moving.
Logic Pro's take folders are great for editing recorded parts of your songs But they can do so much more, especially when it comes to creatively mashing up beats and loops. Bill Burgess shows how.
Reason is a sound designers paradise if you know it well. G. W. Childs shows how to conjure up a classic 808 style cowbell in Propellerhead's popular music production platform.