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Mixing Tricks: Making Artificial Harmonies Sound Authentic

Software lets us create vocal harmonies even after the singer has left the studio, but there's an art to making the results sound believable, as Joe Albano explains.

Simple Gain May Not Be So Simple: Understanding The Gain Knob on Preamps & Consoles

Understanding the different ways that gain is represented on different devices can be confusing. Luckily Paul Bissell is here to explain everything loud and clear!

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Making a Sandwich

When it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, or any aspect of music production, you've probably not considered it being similar to making a sandwich. Perhaps the two are actually closely linked?

How to Make Music Without a Computer, My Dawless Setup

Computers can seem like the default tool for making electronic music, but it doesn't have to be that way. What are the advantages of working entirely without a DAW? Find out with this article & video.

5 MORE Mistakes To Avoid For The One Man Band / Solo Producer

So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.

Exploring Different Types of Reverb

Reverb is a staple of music production, but how much do you really know about the different types? This handy guide will help you sort your chambers from your plates...

5 Tips for Exporting Stems and Mixes From Cubase

You’ve spent lots of time writing, recording, arranging and mixing your track. When the time comes to export it from Cubase, here are some pro tips to help you do it correctly.

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.