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The Evolution Of Mastering: From Vinyl To Mobile

Mastering is a key production technique but one that's evolved over time. Joe Albano explains its history, and how it works in Logic Pro X.

Super Vocal Processing Tips With iZotope’s VocalSynth 2

VocalSynth 2 is a powerhouse of vocal processing and synthesis. Here are some expert tips on how to use it to its fullest potential, and avoid possible pitfalls.

Stereo Image Mixing in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro has some excellent tools for stereo imaging that go way beyond simple left / right panning. Joe Albano explains how to take advantage of them to make more creative mixes.

Get The FET-A76 Legendary Compressor Sound In Your Productions

Join Alex Solano as he explores Antelope Audio's DSP-powered emulations of classic compressors, starting with the sought-after FET-A76.

The Reason You Shouldn't Hard Pan When Mixing

Hard panning can have unintended and detrimental effects on your mix. Here, Joe Albano explains why you should stick to more moderate pan settings for better end results.

Exploring Avid SansAmp PSA-1 Plugin

It may be small but Avid's SansAmp PSA-1 is a powerhouse of sonic sculpting that can be used not only on guitars and basses but on any source you like. Here's how it does its magic.

10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

Shape Your Tracks Like A Pro With Antelope Audio's Vintage EQs

Antelope Audio make some top end DSP-powered EQ plug-ins and here, Alex Solano shows you how to use them to shape and sweeten your tracks - beginning with drums.

Producers, Do You Know When To Use Sends And Returns? This Video Shows You How

Using sends and returns is a hangover from the analog days but it's still a vital tool in your mixing arsenal even if you're working digitally. Joe Albano explains why.

Advanced Processing: 3 Ways To Split Up Audio Signals In Ableton Live

Routing audio inside Ableton Live is a great way to get creative with your productions. But rather than use a third party tool, why not build your own setup? It's easier than you may think.

Mixing Live Multitrack Recordings? Read This!

Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.

Ableton Live 10 Drum Buss Audio Effect

The Drum Buss effect in Ableton Live 10 can add some much-needed Boom to your rhythmic parts. Noah Pred recommends you jump on it while it's still fresh...

How To Bitcrush Using Resampler Rack Extension In Propellerhead Reason Synthetic Rig 3

Bring downsampling, bitcrushing and a retro feel to your Reason tracks with this module from Synthetic Rig V3. Mo Volans explains how it's done.

Ableton Live 10 Tutorial: Echo To Infinity

The new Echo effect in Ableton Live 10 has far more interesting abilities than first meet the eye. In this tutorial, dub aficionado Noah Pred shows you why he think's it's the best echo on the block.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.