Ableton Live, Ableton Push, Analog Elektron Rytm. All three are capable and great by themselves. But, what happens when you sync them all together? Timo Preece gets inspired in this tutorial.
In the final part of our series on studio acoustics Joe Albano digs deep into soundproofing from both a recording and mixing perspective. Essential reading for all small and home studio owners.
Part 4 of this informative series on the science of studio acoustics sees Joe Albano continue to explore reflections, and in particular flutter echoes and ambience and how to solve this problem.
There’s plenty of useful tips and tricks for getting the timing of your productions just right in Eyal Amir's new Cubase video course. Here's one video showing how to musically adjust hit points.
It's official, using hardware synths is über cool. But at some stage you're going to want to hook them up, sync them, record them, mix them in your software-based DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows how.
In part 3 of our series of the science of studio acoustics, Joe Albano delves into issues related to mid- and high-frequency reflections.
Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad features force sensors so you can click anywhere and receive haptic feedback wherever your finger is on the surface. So how could this be useful for music making?
Learn from the pros: Olav Basoski, veteran legend of the dance music scene, shows how he produced the iconic bass line in his hit remix, "Duende". Check out the video.
Don't imagine for a second that distortion effects belong only in the domain of our guitar wielding friends. Distortion is for everyone! Artists from EDM to Country are embracing it and so can you!
You have be aware of mid-side as a stereo mic recording technique, but it is also a mastering process. Joe Albano explores M-S processing can open up new possibilities when mastering a stereo file.
Have you thought about using reverb when mastering? Yes, I said reverb! To add some final sheen to your masterpiece, a bit of reverb can go a long way as Mo Volans shows in this video.
There are plenty of times when you'll want to master your own music (or other musician's) in your home studio. But don't you need lots of expensive hardware? Maybe not. You can master in the box too.
If you want to compress different frequencies of an audio signal you'll want to use a multiband compressor. Joe Albano explains the how and shows practical examples of multiband compression in action.
In part 5 of 5, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, examines how best to treat lead and background vocals when mixing your next rock anthem.
The Loudness Wars continue to rage. Some might say they've been won by the "loud as possible" group. But making your tracks louder need not ruin the dynamics as Joe Albano explains in detail.