Why is mastering necessary, and how did it change with the move from vinyl to digital? Joe Albano reveals all in this short video.
Bunching up your sounds in the stereo field can cause serious mixing errors, but it might be happening because of poor monitor placement. Joe Albano shows you the solution.
Even vocals that have been performed well can sometimes struggle to sit in a mix. Joe Albano shows you some of his pro tips for coping in these situations.
The Patcher in FL Studio may not be so well know, but it's an incredibly powerful way to build instrument and FX chains. Here, Rishabh Rajan explains why you should be using it.
The new MixConsole features in Cubase 10 range from big changes to small ones, but they will all make your life easier in important ways. Hollin Jones explains how.
Understanding modulation in its different forms can help you to gain a better mastery of recording, mixing and producing your tracks. Joe Albano explains what it's all about.
Learn the fundamentals of EQ as well as some of the hidden tips and tricks you'll need to know to get the most out of Logic Pro's powerful Channel EQ processor.
Patchbays are not always well understood but they're a core part of many recording studios. Joe Albano explains everything you ever wanted to know about them.
Steinberg's Cubase and Nuendo have incredibly powerful automation tools and features, and with this comprehensive guide you can become a master of using them. Read on to find out how.
There's a clever way to use FL Studio's tools to create a classic pumping effect but without recourse to the standard compressor technique. This video reveals what it is.
This special feature in Studio One 4 means much less running around if you need to change your mixes before mastering. Josh Carney explains how it works.
Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.
In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.
If you have ever wondered what those extra ports on your audio interface are for, look no further for an explanation. Joe Albano reveals how you could get more I/O without lifting a finger.
Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.