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Simple Gain May Not Be So Simple: Understanding The Gain Knob on Preamps & Consoles

Understanding the different ways that gain is represented on different devices can be confusing. Luckily Paul Bissell is here to explain everything loud and clear!

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Making a Sandwich

When it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, or any aspect of music production, you've probably not considered it being similar to making a sandwich. Perhaps the two are actually closely linked?

Arranging Techniques For Real & Virtual Instruments

Blending real and virtual instruments, when done correctly, can help to ensure that your productions sound more live than they really are. Joe Albano explains why.

Understanding Oscillators Will Help You Make Better Pads For EDM. Here's How...

Oscillators are at the heart of many kinds of synthesized sound. In this video you'll see how they can be tweaked to make better pads, or indeed many other types of patch.

Recording Studio Tips: Minimizing Mic Leakage

Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.

5 MORE Mistakes To Avoid For The One Man Band / Solo Producer

So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.

5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

Music Production: How To Push Your Listening Skills To The Next Level

You can take opportunities every single day to train your ears to help your production skills. Shane Berry explains how everyday life can be the perfect training ground.

What To Consider When Choosing Studio Headphones

A good pair of cans is essential for almost every music setup. But how can you choose the ones that are right for you?

What’s So Great About The Minimoog?

Since Moog Music reissued the classic Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, there's been a lot of talk about this particular synth and what makes it unique and great. Joe Albano explores it deeper.

How To Make Your Mixes Translate To Smaller Listening Systems

There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.

5 Strategies To Save Money When Recording In A Studio

Using pro studios is a great idea but here are some excellent tips to help you prepare and maximize your time while you're there so you get the best possible bang for your buck.

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.