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Tutorial + Download: Multiband Mid/Side Compressor Mastering Rack For Ableton Live

So you want a free Ableton Live rack that features a multiband mid/side compressor ideal for mastering? You're in the right place. Here's how to use it, build it... and you can download it for free!

Recording Bass: A Lesson for Guitarists, Part 1

In the first of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.

Bass Line Mixing Tips for Bass House

When it comes to mixing a Bass House track there's one sonic element that should dominate the entire track. The bass line. Multiplier shows some practical tips and examples to ensure your bass is big.

How To Control External MIDI Hardware For Studio & Live Performance In Reason

Reason can be the center piece, the hub of your digital and hardware music studio. In this tutorial Hollin Jones shows how to integrate ext. MIDI in Reason.

5 Processing Plugins To Make Your Vocal Recordings Shine

Getting a great vocal sound can be easier than you think – with a little help from these tools!

Free MMM Pre-Master Tool Audio Effects Rack For Ableton Live

In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.

Cakewalk Sonar: 4 Features to Get Excited About

Is the grass always greener on the other side of the DAW fence? Not always... but here's 4 features that'll have users of other DAWs looking enviously in the direction of Cakewalk Sonar.

Working with Vocal Pitch Correction in Propellerhead Reason

Changing the pitch and timing of vocals used to be something you could only do in a top end studio. Now thanks to Reason it’s at your fingertips!

Mixing Piano EQ Tips With SSL Duende Native Plug-In

In this video Alex Solano uses the SSL Duende Native’s filters to clean up the low end and high end of a piano. Then he explains the different E and G series EQ modes and demonstrates them in action.

6 Logic Pro X Cycling Tips For A Faster Production Workflow

These are the kind of Logic tips that can make your Logic Pro X sessions more satisfying. Using just one or two of these shortcuts can be a guaranteed time saver and help you focus on producing.

7 Tools & Techniques To Make Recordings That Suck Sound Better

You've finished recording for your track, the talent has gone home... but, the recordings have glaring flaws. What can you do to fix them in post? Joe Albano explores 7 tools and techniques to help.

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

Mixing Snare Drums By Blending Multiple Microphones

Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.

Recreating The Stranger Things Theme Using U-he Diva

You don't need $10,000s worth of analog hardware synthesizers to recreate the gorgeous theme music to Netflix's Stranger Things. Here's how to get very close to the sound using u-he's Diva plug-in.

Pro Tools 12: Catching Up To HD

In days gone by there was a large difference between Pro Tools standard vs Pro Tools HD. Joe Albano explores the features Avid's current powerhouse DAW standard edition can brag about.