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Understanding Compressed Audio File Formats

The state of the audio nation is at a crossroads. With internet bandwidth increasing, we don't need to data compress audio files as much as before. Joe Albano explores quality vs. size.

3 Universal Audio Channel Strips to Love and Cherish (When Mixing)

When it comes to mixing, rather than choosing one plug-in at a time, why not go for a channel strip which includes multiple plug-ins! Matt Vanacoro shares his 3 favorite UAD channel strips to date.

Mixing Tips: How to Improve Your DI Acoustic Guitar Recordings

Sometimes recording acoustic guitars and finding that sweet spot can be tricky. Joe Albano explains how to improve the quality of your recordings depending on the pickups used in the mix.

6 Cubase Channel Strips Tips

The MixConsole in Cubase 8 has some powerful tools built into every channel. Tools that might even save you using third-party plug-ins…

Creating Multiple Mixer Views in Logic Pro X in 7 Simple Steps

Logic Pro X is one flexible DAW. Jay Asher is here to help you make the most of the Logic's mixer by creating different mixer views and saving them to screen sets. Plus, it's easy once you know!

5 Time-Savers For Quick Vocal Editing With Revoice Pro 3

Revoice Pro 3 is the secret weapon for top level producers world-wide who do pitch and time audio editing. If you're even slightly curious then this article will show you how to make it work for you.

How FL Studio’s BeepMap Synth Converts Images into Sounds

Even if you haven't yet updated to FL Studio 12 yet (why not??) Gary Hiebner shows you how to translate visual pixels into sonic synthesis using BeepMap. We wish every DAW had this!

Taking 3 Universal Audio Stomp Box Plug-Ins on Vacation

With some choice hardware and plug-ins, even when you're out of the studio you can get some truly excellent sounding guitars. Rich Tozzoli uses his UA Apollo and 3 stomp boxes in UAD v8 to good effect

12 ways to Stereoize and Control your Mix in Ableton Live

Learn how to control the stereo dimension of your Ableton Live mix thanks to this in-depth tutorial from The Sound Tutor. You can also work through and download the included project on Splice.com.

How to Make a Relaxing, Evolving Backdrop in Reason

It's the weekend and it's time to relax. G. W. Childs shows how to create an evolving, ambient background sonic landscape in Propellerhead Reason's Thor.

Creating Dub, Trap & Glitch Stutter Effects with Korg volca beats

Are you into creating dub, trap or long echoes in your beats, or are you after some glitchy effects for your drum patterns? G. W. Childs shows how in this Korg volca beats tutorial video.

6 Essential Reverb Tips for Propellerhead Reason

Propellerhead Reason users take note! Hollin Jones is all about spatial effects and in this quick read he shares six excellent tips for making the most of reverb in Reason.

Logic Pro X Compressor: A New Model and a Makeover

Logic Pro X's Dynamics Compressor plug-in got more than a visual makeover in version 10.1. We'd go as far to say it's been born again. Joe Albano covers the new model and other new things.

How to Sync Vocals with SONAR

If you want to make two or more vocal parts tighter easily, then you'll want to check out Cakewalk SONAR's new Vocal Sync tool. Gary Hiebner shows you how this excellent feature works.

Logic Pro X: Track or Region Based Automation?

Logic Pro X 10.1 has a new button for selecting track-based or region-based automation. But which one should you be using and why? Darren Burgos tells you the way it is and shares tips along the way.