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Re-Amping With A Real Amp Vs. Plugins

Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.

Tips for Recording a Live Percussionist

Live percussion can add a lot to a recording session. Here are some tips to help you capture it as accurately as possible.

Add Character To Your Music Productions With This Simple Mono To Stereo Tip

Playing with stereo effects can really help to add depth and space to your tracks. Here's an example of applying the technique to a guitar part.

Processing Drums With Softube's Classic Summit Audio EQF-100

Can't get hold of this vintage EQ hardware? Alex Solano is here to show you how the software version is just as powerful thanks to Softube.

How To Improve Your Studio One Workflow By Bouncing Events

Bouncing isn't just for printing changes to audio clips, it can also be great for consolidating and cleaning up project audio folders. Alex Solano explains all.

Recording Techniques: Understanding Mic Patterns & Applications

Microphones come with many different polar patterns and understanding these can be key to getting a great recording. Joe Albano breaks down which ones to use, and when.

Stereo Microphone Recording Techniques

Stereo mic'ing can add depth and vitality to your productions. Joe Albano explains the various different techniques and which ones you should use.

5 Serious Audio Editing Tips That Could Keep You And Others Alive (Literally)

You probably never thought that sloppy editing could get people killed. G.W Childs reports from the front line with news of how to avoid danger.

Pro Tools and Logic Pro’s Best Kept Secret: Session Data

What if you could move whole bunches of settings between sessions easily with just a few clicks? Actually you can, as Matt Vanacoro reveals.

How Loudness Standards Relate To EDM And Club Music Production

Understanding how loudness standards work can be crucial to mixing and mastering correctly for different target media. Shane Berry is here to guide you through the terminology.

8 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer For Music Production

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer clogging up your workflow. Get a speed boost with these expert tips!

The Fundamentals Of Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process

Improving Your Arrangements in Cubase 9

Test out different arrangements of a project without lots of tedious copying and pasting by simply using Cubase's handy Arranger Track.

Comparing The New UAD Neve 1073 Pugins Vs Legacy 1073 Preamp & EQ

Knowing how much power - even dedicated DSP power - your plugins are using can be crucial to deciding how to proceed with a mix, as Alex Solano explains in relation to the Universal Audio Neve bundle.