The new Extended FX Chains feature in PreSonus Studio One 3 allows you to route audio effects in serial, in parallel, by channel, or by frequency bands... and it's intuitive to use once you know how.
When Push 2 & Ableton Live 9.5 were released you might have thought Push 1 owners would be left in the cold. You'd be wrong! Push 1 has benefited from useful new features as AfroDjMac shows here.
Placing sounds in the stereo field is a hugely important part of mixing. Joe Albano is back with 5 common mistakes every producer should avoid when using panning and imaging tools on their tracks.
Admit it, you've been using your eyes as much as you ears when producing music recently. It's hard not to with the tools we have. Ian Graham shares tips to help music making become more ear-based.
Sound, as we know, plays a huge part in turning average visuals into emotional rollercoasters. Gary Hiebner shares 10 sound design tips designed to enhance the visuals and audience experience.
Everyone wants punchy drums. This simple tutorial will show you how to get extra punch out of your kicks, or your kicks and snares for you breakbeaters, rockers, junglists, and dubstep badmen!
Mastering decisions used to focus on whether you'd go DIY or send to a mastering engineer. Since LANDR, it's possible to get an automated master of your tracks in seconds. But which sounds better?
Knowing what NOT to do is as helpful as knowing what to do. Avoiding mistakes can result in a fuller understanding of good practice and techniques, especially when it come to mixing reverb & delay.
So you've mixed your latest production and it's time to master it? While mastering engineers are often the best option, if you want to master your own tracks in FL Studio here's 8 essential tips.
How high should audio engineers go? (We're talking about high-resolution audio of course!) Joe Albano explores one of the digital theory behind a divisive topic amongst music and audio professionals.
MixMaster Danny Wyatt is back with a new course to follow up on his highly rated Mixing Dance Music 101 course… In this video from the 201 learn how to add punch to the kick with multiband saturation.
Waves Trans-X is a transient shaper that offers more than a traditional compressor or transient shaper does. In this tutorial Joe Albano explores how to adjust attack transients when mixing drums.
It's surprising how many producers stick with their DAWs built-in EQ plugin. There's no harm in it, but Joe Albano explains why just trying different EQ plugins results in different flavors...
Why would you consider recording with effect plug-ins applied? There's engineers out there who do so routinely. Matt Vanacoro explores why using a UA Apollo with near zero latency to good effect.
Software compressors comes with a range of presets designed to be useful. But perhaps presets are more dangerous than they are helpful? Watch Joe Albano explain why you shouldn't rely on presets!