Welcome to part 1 in this series on music production techniques. You could think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! Let's start with Delay & Echo.
Taken from his Guitar Production 101: Pop Arranging Explored course, in this video Gregg Fine shows how to layer distorted guitars for a bigger, fuller sound in the mix.
Logic Pro X's new Drum Machine Designer is a great plug-in designed to make controlling and creating drum parts easier than ever. Now, Darren Burgos shows how to use 3rd-party instruments inside it.
Master musician and producer, Eyal Amir, demonstrates some essential mixing tips for live recorded snare parts in the video below.
Imagine being able to jump easily between different mix settings of your song. OK. Stop imagining because Cakewalk's Sonar now has Mix Recall built-in. Gary Hiebner shows what a great tool it is.
Want to make big, fat layered lead synth sounds? Sara Simms takes you through the process using Sylenth in the DAW of your choice. Perfect for beginners and more intermediate producers and musicians.
Ever wonder just what tricks Universal Audio's Console 2.0 is capable of? Matt Vanacoro is on-hand to share his four favorite workflow tips for UA Apollo users.
Become a master of distortion, and better still, the distortion effects plug-ins you'll find in the box with Avid's Pro Tools! Joe Albano gives you a tour of these with audio examples to boot.
Music making is full of decisions. And choosing the equipment you employ to make music is no exception. G.W. Childs examines the recent trend towards hardware versus software-based solutions.
Reason's Master section provides a convenient and powerful rack for working with a wide range of effects when mixing down your tracks. Hollin Jones takes you through the main sections.
You might be a Logic Pro X expert, or you might be a novice. It doesn't matter. These key commands from Jay Asher (there's actually more than 10) can improve your workflow. So check them out now.
The loudness wars are upon us! Rory Furr shares 4 steps to using serial compression to boost your mixes without causing clipping or major distortion. In short get louder and keep your dynamics intact.
Thanks to the tools available and their affordable price tags, there's never been a better time to produce music. Sara Simms shares 8 tips for new & veteran producers to get the music flowing.
Don't think of pads as fillers in your tracks. With some creative techniques in any DAW you can transform pads from drones into highly interesting and evolving musical parts.
Fancy learning how to create unique filter processed drums using Reason's Synthetic Rig? The Filter Pattern rack is incredibly usable as Mo Volans shows in this video tutorial.