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Understanding Music Theory for DAW Musicians: Notes on the Staff and Clefs

If you're a producer that can't read music notation that's ok. Joshua Carney shows how to bring essential music theory into your DAW for a better music production workflow experience.

Using Velocity To Make Your Orchestral MIDI Tracks Sound Like The Real Thing

If there's one crucial technique to master to make your DAW orchestral tracks sound authentic, it's this.

Parametric Composition Using Opus Modus 2.0

Parametric composition involves working with data, MIDI and programming in an unconventional way. But the results can be unlike anything you've heard before. Here's how to get started...

Music Scoring Skills: How To Create Epic Buildups

See and hear how to layer and arrange orchestral instruments to create epic buildups and swells that are perfect for creating an emotional response. This video shows you how.

4 Useful Chord Techniques For Non-Keyboard Playing Producers

Whether you're an experienced keyboard player or just beginning to learn your way around the keys, here are 4 chord techniques that will serve you well when playing and recording.

Scientists Have Created The Loudest Sound Ever... Yes, Louder Than Your Amp Turned To 11

How loud is the loudest sound ever made - even the loudest sound it is possible to make? Scientists think they have the answer, and it might surprise you how they got there.

The Clarinet Is A Unique Instrument To Use When Orchestrating. Here's Why.

The design, evolution and range of the clarinet make it a fascinating instrument to play and score with. Here, Thomas Goss shows you exactly why that is the case.

Orchestration Tips: "Sauce Making" With Sample Libraries

What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...

Music for Yoga And Meditative Environments: Concepts, Tips And Techniques

The Health and Wellness industry is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Here are some tips from an experienced practitioner of making sonic textures for yoga and meditation.

MIDI Techniques Explored - Event Vs. Region Quantization

Do you know the difference between MIDI events and regions, and how each one is affected by quantization? Find out in this video.

Incredible Piano Covers With Embertone’s Steinway D VSTi

Hear a product specialist from Embertone demonstrate the unique sound and amazing versatility of the Steinway D VSTi in this video - and watch the whole recorded MasterClass for free.

Music Producer Tips: Getting Results By Being Relentless

The right mindset is just as important as having technical skills when it comes to succeeding at the music game. Here are some insider tips to help you get to where you want to be.

Learn 5 Finger Patterns And Other Pro Keyboard Techniques With Jordan Rudess

Jordan Rudess shares some of his performance and warm-up secrets in this video - it's invaluable advice for keyboard players of all skill levels.

Who Needs To Do What When Recording An Orchestra

Recording a full blown orchestra is definitely not a one-person task. Olajide Paris reveals the list of roles that will need to be filled on anything from a smaller to a heavy cinematic session.

Why Tempo Maps, Clicks And Time Signatures Are Crucial For Orchestral Recording

Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.