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Music Studio Design Tip: Don’t Let the Bass Trip You Up

In this 6 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how bass reflections in your music studio can cause problems with your productions and mixing decision making.

How Narrow Monitor Placement Can Negatively Affect The Panning In Your Mixes

In this 5 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how narrow monitor placement can result in tracks being bunched and can detract from your mixes.  

How & Why Hard Panning Could Ruin Your Mix

In this 5 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how and why it’s important to avoid the common mixing mistake of hard panning.

5 Common Myths About Loudness Metering Debunked

There are plenty of myths, rumors and misperceptions flying about when it comes to mixing, mastering and specifically, loudness, some of these myths need debunking. Shane Berry provides the facts.

6 Tips for Vocal Editing

Tired of sloppy vocals? Here are several Tips on many of the various techniques for slicing & dicing vocal recordings to perfection by Joe Albano.

How to Mix Stems Using TRAKTOR PRO 2.10.2 and the S4

Curious about NI's Stems format but unsure how to get started? Mixing with Stems is easier than you think. Here's how to incorporate Stems into your performance using the latest version of Traktor.

Understanding the Channel Strip in Cubase

The Channel Strip is a powerful part of Cubase’s MixConsole that brings the power and workflow of real mixing desks to your computer. 

Mastering Mistakes To Avoid: Monitoring

If you think it’s impossible to do a good mastering job at home due to a less than ideal room, think again. Joe Albano explains what to avoid and how to make it work in this video tutorial.

Mixing Tip: What To Do When Ear Worms are Destroying your World

If the the song you are mixing is going round and round your head and ruining your mix session there's help to be found. G.W. Childs shares his advice to stop the repetition. stop the repetition.

5 Gain-Staging Mistakes To Avoid

At all stages of audio production it's important to ensure audio signals are at their optimum levels. Joe Albano explains 5 common gain staging mistakes many producers make and how to avoid them.

Mastering Mistake To Avoid: Don't Get Mixed Up With Mixing & Mastering

It's common these days for the same person to mix and master the same track. There are plenty of potential problems for engineers to take this approach though. Joe Albano explains one pitfall here.

4 Signal Flow Mistakes To Avoid

In today's in-the-box digital music DAW, it's easy to make mistakes with signal flow. Here are four ways to get your signal flow in order and improve your recording, mixing and production process too.

How to Make Distorted Guitars Sound Big Using Plug-In Amp Modelers

Discover how to make disrupted electric guitars sound larger than life using plug-in amp modeler and very few effects in this excellent tutorial from guitar and production expert Rich Tozzoli.

Using Melodyne 4 to Edit Synth Audio in Ableton Live

When you think of Melodyne you might think it's a tool to correct audio imperfections (timing and pitch) for recorded vocals or guitars or drums. Here we show how to make it work on synths in Live 9.

Producing Drums: 4 Tips to Make it Sound Real

With so many of us working directly with drum sample libraries, here's four quick tips on how to make your drums sound real when you don't have the budget to hire Lars Ulrich.