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Ultimate Ableton Live Guide to Saving CPU

If your Live session is making your computer grunt & groan under the workload, then this article from Joshua Casper is for you. Here's a multitude of ways to cut back on the CPU load in Ableton Live.

How To Make a 909 Reverb Techno Kick

In this fab 5-minute video tutorial by Multiplier, from his complete course Dance Music Styles 108: Techno, we learn how to create a classic techno reverb kick, 909 style.

Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics & Why You Should Care

If you use a compressor plug-in you're already manipulating the dynamics of a sound or the mix. In this enlightening long-read tutorial, Joe Albano explains exactly what dynamics is and more.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Mixing Drums & Percussion

A good drum mix can make the difference between a good track and successful track. In this tutorial, Joe Albano shares four timeless tips to help you achieve a better drums and percussion mix.

Using Reason 9's Convert Audio To MIDI Feature

One big new feature in Propellerhead Reason 9 is the convert Audio to MIDI feature. In this tutorial, GW Childs demonstrates some interesting ways to make it part of your production workflow.

Exploring Logic Pro X’s Vintage Opto Modeled Compressor

In this video tutorial, audio expert Joe Albano, explores the Vintage Opto emulation mode in Logic Pro X’s Compressor, including explaining the original Teletronix LA-2A with tips. Well worth a watch!

4 Tips For Mixing With Gate & Expander Plug-Ins

With all the attention lavished on both the technical and creative uses for compression in the studio, we sometimes forget about the other kind of dynamics processor—the Gate/Expander. Here's 4 tips.

Understanding Plug-In Delay Compensation

Latency. The bane of every recording musician and producer. But it doesn't have to be a battle when adding plug-ins like delay and reverb that add latency thanks to as plug-in delay compensation.

Producer Tips: Transient Design Using Transient Shaper Plug-Ins

If you use dynamics processors for corrective or functional purposes only you might be missing out on their creative use to control transients. Joe Albano is show you how to tame those dynamics now.

Vocal Production Tips: Danny Kirsch, Top 10 Producer, Shows How To Tune The Chorus

There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to vocal production. Fortunately, Danny Kirsch with credits for multiple world-wide top 10 hits is here to share his tips in this video.

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Picasso

It may surprise you that Pablo Picasso's philosophy on the creative process can be applied to music production. Shane Berry demonstrates how a world famous artist's vision can transform your sounds.

10 FREE House Bass Patches for Logic Pro X

Fancy some Logic Pro X freebies? Here's 10 bass synth patches for House and Deep House made by veteran producer Darren Burgos. Download them exclusively here at AskAudio.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing Vocals

When it comes to mixing vocals, the devil is in the details—here are 5 mistakes to avoid when blending vocal tracks into an arrangement.

Production Tips: What’s The Correct Order For Effect Processing Plug-Ins?

It’s a question that never goes away, “what’s the correct order for effect processors in a channel strip?” While it often depends, there are reasons for suggesting an order. This video explains all.

5 Ways to Finish the Track You Started!

Don't get stuck in a loop when producing your next track. It's easy to get distracted or lose motivation to finish what you've started. So here are 5 tips to help you realise your musical creation.