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Staying On Track: 5 Time Management Practices For Music Producers

Time management can be something we overlook or even actively get wrong when working on music. Here, G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for making better use of your time and energy.

Why Just A Little Mastering Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

Knowing a little - but not too much - about mastering can lead you into some bad practices. Joe Albano shares his experiences of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Vocal Recording Tips: How To Get Singers Warmed Up & Ready To Perform

A careful blend of encouragement and tough love can be required if your vocalist turns up poorly prepared. Here are some tips to get them up to speed and get the best take possible.

7 Quick Recording Tips That Will Improve Your Productions

Recording is a mixture of art and science, but you can always benefit from some experienced producer's pro help. Here are 7 top tips to help you get even better takes.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!

8 Intelligent Music Arrangement Tips For Producers

Arranging music can be tricky with the almost limitless freedom provided by modern DAWs. Here are 8 pro tips to avoid mistakes and get the best arrangement possible.

Put Your Logic Pro X Workflow on Steroids

Logic Pro X has so many timesaving tricks and shortcuts if you know where to look for them. Here, Jay Asher shares some of his personal favorites for speeding up your workflow.

9 Quick Mixing Tips

Mixing is that darkest of arts, and every project requires a different treatment. But Joe Albano is here to share his experience with these top mixing tips that you need to know.

How To Produce Electric Guitars Even If You're Not A Player

Most producers will need to record and mix electric guitars - even write parts for them. Here's how to approach working with a guitarist to get the best results.

Creative Rendering: Bouncing Audio for Inventive Effect and Loops in Ableton Live

Bouncing audio with effects and then editing the resulting audio clips is a trick that some producers have been using for years. Here's a practical example of how it works in Live.

Top Music Production Tutorial Articles 2017

From recording to arranging, mixing to mastering, Ableton Live to Logic Pro. There's been a lot of excellent tutorial articles published in 2017. Here's 12 of the most popular.

MQA: Is This Codec Masquerading As High Quality Audio?

In the quest for the next big thing, Meridian Audio created the MQA audio file format, supposedly high-res audio in a small size. But does it live up to the hype?

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

How to Mix Digital but Sound Analog

In a digital world, it's still possible to get analog sound for your productions without using external hardware. In this short video, Rich Tozzoli shows you how it's done.

Make Better Beats in Propellerhead Reason

Reason Drum Kits is an excellent set of meticulously sampled kits that can really bring an authentic feel to your Reason tracks. Here, Hollin Jones gives you a hands-on demo.