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8 Ways To Power Up Vocals If You’re Not A Great Singer

Singing is one of the trickier types of musical performance to do really well. Short of taking years of vocal lessons, here are 8 ways you can improve your vocal performances.

A Producer's Guide to Setting Up a Send & Return Hookup for Reverb

Joe Albano takes us beyond the basics of inline audio processing and shines a light upon parallel processing and the benefits and uses of using sends and returns when mixing with reverb.

5 Essential iPad Accessories for Music Makers

You’ve got a shiny iPad and some music apps for it, but how can you really power up your productivity? Hollin Jones has 5 suggestions…

5 Ways To Create Danceable Rhythms and Grooves In Your Tracks

Nothing moves your audience like a beat or a sequence that gets their feet going. Here are five ways to find your groove…

How To Immediately Get Started With Auto-Tune

In this short series, master musician Matt Vanacoro takes us through the basics of getting started using Auto-Tune with some helpful tips and tricks veteran producers will find useful too.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing On Headphones

Ah, headphones. We all use them when producing though common advice is not to mix on cans, often we need to. Here's five mistakes to avoid when using headphones as your mixing medium.

Elektron Model:Cycles Quick Tricks: Adding Variation To Performances

Model:Cycles from Elektron is an FM-based instrument with excellent sound scultping and sequencing strings to its bow(s). This short video shows how to quickly add variation and interest to tracks.

How Universal Audio's Luna Works With Console: UAD Effects and Inputs

For existing UA Console and Universal Audio plug-in users, Luna provides a step up. Matt Vanacoro shows how this powerful music recording software can streamline your studio workflow.

Creating a Virtual Performance in 4 Easy Steps

Understanding how to create an incredible remote, collaborative, virtual musical performance is as relevant now as it was in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Matt Vanacoro shows us how.

The Order of Things: Audio Plug-ins

Joe Albano investigates the chicken or egg situation for music producers... which effects should go first in your plug-in chain? Compressor or EQ, reverb or delay?

5 Tips For Better Audio Quality When Using Zoom / Online Video

Whether you’re chatting, being interviewed or full-on recording music over the internet, here are some tips to make sure it all goes smoothly and sounds as good as it can.

5 Pro Tips For Integrating Old Music Hardware Into Your Software Studio Setup

In a word of endless software choice, hardware instruments and effects can offer something unique in terms of sonic character. Here are 5 pro tips for the best ways to use them.

Home Recordist's Guide To Miking Up Instruments

Bring out your microphone(s)! Joe Albano is back with an essential guide to recording a wide array of instruments, from guitars to saxaphones, drum kits to pianos.

5 Essential Remixing Tips

Remixing is fun, creative and can even be lucrative. Here are 5 top tips for approaching it in ways you may not have considered.

5 Tips for Remote Collaboration For Musicians

In case you hadn't noticed, the world is in a state of lockdown and meeting other musicians or sitting in the same physical space as a producer is still mainly forbidden. What to do then?