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Learn Advanced EQ Techniques With SSL Duende Native

Take full control over your sounds with these advanced EQ techniques. Demonstrated using SSL Duende, they can be applied to any EQ with similar controls.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

How to Mix Digital but Sound Analog

In a digital world, it's still possible to get analog sound for your productions without using external hardware. In this short video, Rich Tozzoli shows you how it's done.

How To Prepare Tracks For Mastering Using Master Fader Automation

Creating clean, smooth fades at the start and end of tracks ensures no unwanted noise makes it through to the mastering stage when you're finishing your tracks. Here's how it works.

64-bit Mix Processing In Cubase 9.5 For Superior Sound

The new 64-bit mix processing engine in Cubase 9.5 delivers more sonically accurate results than ever before. Matt Hepworth explains exactly how it works.

Designing A Music Studio? Here's What You Need To Know About Acoustics...

If you're lucky enough to be planning your own recording studio or maybe building one for someone else, here's what you need to know about acoustics.

How Processing Order Affects Your Sound In A DAW

The order in which you add plugins can make a significant difference to the effect they have on your sound. Joe Albano explains why, and how to avoid getting it wrong.

EDM Mastering In Pro Tools Explained

When you're getting ready to master in Pro Tools, make sure your mix is up to scratch! Alex Solano explains the ins and outs of preparing for the mastering process.

Production Tips: How & Why to Set Up a Noise Gate

Gating properly can save your recording sessions and also make editing and mixing easier. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works with a hands-on example.

Essential Production Concepts: Mixing Vs. Mastering

Mixing and mastering are two vital parts of the production process. But how do you know which kinds of processing to use at which stage? Joe Albano explains the unique requirements of both.

Assembling a Small Microphone Closet on a Budget

When choosing a microphone or mic collection for your studio, how do you know which route to take? Joe Albano shares his experience and offers up some wise words...

Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.

Fundamentals Of Amplifiers Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.

Mono To Stereo Plugins That Make Guitar Tracks Shine

Guitars generally work in mono but by adding stereo effects with these plugins you can increase the space and size of your guitar tracks. Read on to find out how it works.

Music Production Tech: Flanging vs Phasing

Effects most commonly associated with the 60s and 70s, flanging and phasing are still very much in use in modern production. Joe Albano explains exactly how they work .