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Music Production: How To Push Your Listening Skills To The Next Level

You can take opportunities every single day to train your ears to help your production skills. Shane Berry explains how everyday life can be the perfect training ground.

What To Consider When Choosing Studio Headphones

A good pair of cans is essential for almost every music setup. But how can you choose the ones that are right for you?

How To Make Your Mixes Translate To Smaller Listening Systems

There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.

5 Strategies To Save Money When Recording In A Studio

Using pro studios is a great idea but here are some excellent tips to help you prepare and maximize your time while you're there so you get the best possible bang for your buck.

How To Make A Majestic Bass Pad In Sylenth Like Torul's Saviour of Love

Ever wanted to make an amazing bass pad sound in Sylenth1? Torul is here to share his secrets and show you exactly how to do it.

Add Character To Your Music Productions With This Simple Mono To Stereo Tip

Playing with stereo effects can really help to add depth and space to your tracks. Here's an example of applying the technique to a guitar part.

Processing Drums With Softube's Classic Summit Audio EQF-100

Can't get hold of this vintage EQ hardware? Alex Solano is here to show you how the software version is just as powerful thanks to Softube.

How Loudness Standards Relate To EDM And Club Music Production

Understanding how loudness standards work can be crucial to mixing and mastering correctly for different target media. Shane Berry is here to guide you through the terminology.

How To Unlock Ableton Live's Powerful Distortion Plugins With Waveshaping

Waveshaping can provide a very different kind of distortion and it's available inside Live's own plugin effect. Here's how it works.

The Fundamentals Of Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process

3 Ways to Use Selection Based Processing in Logic Pro X 10.3

Selection based processing opens up whole new worlds in Logic Pro X 10.3. Darren Burgos shows you some practical examples of how it works.

Mastering? Avoid This Common Mistake For Better Productions

Doing everything yourself can lead to a loss of perspective on the direction of your final master. Watch Joe Albano explain why this can be a problem, and how to fix it!

Adding Analog - Style Tape Saturation Effects To Your Productions

The sound of tape can lend warmth and authenticity to your tracks. Here's how to get the analog effect using digital tools.

Discover The Secrets Of Double Tracking Vocals For Dance Music

Getting a great vocal sound is easier when you know some production tricks. Double tracking is a good one to have in your toolbox!