When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.
Whether you're a well-versed composer or new to the game, PreSonus Studio One has some tools to help making harmonies, melodies and chord progressions a cinch. Here's how.
Want to give your sounds some extra grit, edge and pure, downright distortion? G.W. Childs shows how Reason's Parsec can be the perfect processing platform for you.
Make your beats bigger, your basses fatter, your pads super-sized and your textures... well, even more textured(!) with this excellent tutorial on layering instruments in FL Studio by Gary Hiebner.
You've heard them lifting the energy of a track to breaking point before the drop. We're talking about Risers. Darren Burgos has created high resolution 14-bit risers in Logic Pro for you to download!
What can you do when you want, or need, to bring something from one Pro Tools session to another? Joe Albano explores how to share between sessions in this must-know article.
Using secondary dominant chords in your chord progressions can be a quick and easy way to add some spice to your tracks. And, it's easy to do as Lynda Arnold demonstrates.
Are you looking for the perfect pitch risers for your electronic tracks? Bill Burgess shows how you can easily make your own in Ableton Live in seven quick steps.
The new integrated browser in Reason 8 can really speed up your workflow and makes sound selection and loading easy. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of it!
In one of the more recent updates to Bitwig Studio you'll find note expression features. Gary Hiebner shows how this can give your synth sounds more detail than you might have imagined possible.
Becoming faster with Logic Pro X's shortcuts and key commands can leave you more time to focus on the music. Darren Burgos shares 11 of his favorite shortcuts when producing tracks here.
30 years ago two men founded Steinberg the music software and hardware company behind Cubase, ASIO and VST! Three decades on from its foundation, John Roche takes a retrospective look.
Creating basslines from a pad? Really? Yes, it can be done effectively with a bit of nifty side chaining thrown in to help your Ableton Live basslines stand out from the crowd.
You'll spend a lot of time editing audio parts in Cubase. Here are some useful timesavers and power tips from Hollin Jones to help you along the way!
Logic Pro X's Patches feature allows you to quickly bring up a collection of audio effects with settings with one-click. But do we need that many, and should we be more selective when mixing down?