With so many distortion and amp sim processing units and plugins available we take a look at processing mistakes to avoid, and conversely, provide some tips to help you tame the distortion as needed.
Everyone knows it's impossible to remove reverb from your audio recordings, right? Wrong. iZotope RX4 is an extremely powerful audio repair suite and includes a very capable de-reverb processor.
Logic Pro X comes with more Apple Loops than you can shake a stick at. But often you'll want to take a loop and make it your own, give it your own sonic personality. Jay Asher shows 5 ways to do this.
When it comes to producing and mixing guitars, both acoustic and electric, there's few more experienced players/producers than Rich Tozzoli. In this tutorial, Rich shares timeless guitar EQing tips.
Dubstep producer Adam Pollard (Multiplier) shows how to use snare doubling to create a sonically unique snare hit that appears to be moving through the stereo field'¦ but really isn't.
Ukraine-based producer Histibe, shares his personal experience creating a sample pack library for Loopmasters. From initial ideas to advice on finalising and promo, there's lots of useful tips here.
A great vocal can turn a good track into an amazing one. Here are some tips for processing your takes for awesome results'¦
An age old question asked by guitarists is which pedal should be placed first, the reverb or the delay. Mostly delay goes first, but is the difference that significant? This video demos this & more.
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?