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A Brief History of FM Synthesis

David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.

Music Production Tips: To EQ or to Compress?

When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.

Using the Pitch Plugin to Trigger Drum Racks in Ableton Live 9

You're playing live. Triggering samples in Ableton Live 9. But you've got 132 to choose from... Yikes! Tadhg Leonard shares some super tips on using the pitch plug-in to trigger samples in an instant!

The Multi-Timbral Workflow Conundrum in Logic Pro X

How do you work with multi-timbral instruments in Logic Pro X? This is a common question and one that master Logic composer and trainer, Jay Asher, seeks to answer in this tutorial article.

How to Correct your Room with IK Multimedia's ARC2

One of the biggest problems with creating a good mix is not your monitors or audio interface... it's your room. If you're not blessed with the best space to mix in IK's ARC2 can help. Here's how.

Mixing with Three Decks in Traktor Pro

Want to advance your mixing skills by incorporating a third deck into your sets? Sara Simms shares a few ideas on how you can use your third deck in Traktor to create results that sound great.

Adding Punch to Tracks in Logic Pro X

If your mix is sounding a bit flat or instruments feel hidden away it's time to employ some top tips to give your tracks more punch! Darren Burgos shows how to do just that in Logic Pro X.

Setting Up Native Instruments' Razor to Vocode

NI's Razor is appreciated for its cutting-edge sonic capabilities. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs slices through the many layers of this complex synth with a mind to get vocoding.

EDM Production Tips in Cubase

Getting started creating EDM? Here are 5 excellent tips for producing electronica in Steinberg's Cubase, courtesy of Mo Volans.

Making Trap Beats in Reason

The Trap music genre seems to be constantly evolving... and borrowing from other more established styles too. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to make Trap style beats in Propellerhead Reason.

Using the New Workspace Browser in Pro Tools 11

In Pro Tools 11 the Workspace Browser has received a major update, not only in its look but also functionality. Finding files has never been easier and Mike Watkinson is here to explain how and why.

Logic Pro X Score Editor: The Best Yet

The jury is most definitely in about Logic Pro X, and the overall reaction is very positive. One of the areas to receive some love from Apple was the Score Editor! Peter Schwartz takes a closer look.

Ableton Live 9: Using Dummy Clips For FX Control

Make the most of those versatile dummy clips in Ableton Live 9 with this creative tip by Tadhg Leonard. Learn how to use them for advanced control of your effects via different launch modes.

Create Macklemore & Lewis Style Lead with FL Studio 11's Poizone

In this tutorial, sound designer, G. W. Childs, delves into a Macklemore and Lewis track, Can't Hold Us. Using FL Studio 11's Poizone, G.W. shows how to recreate its minimal synth sound.

Polyrhythmic Programming in Ableton Live 9

There's grooves and then there's grooves. In this tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shows how to take your Ableton Live 9 groove creations to the next level polyrhythmically.