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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...

A Quick Guide To Mastering Tracks For Free With Audacity

Audacity is completely free, cross-platform and can be used to record, mix and master music. Joe Albano reveals how to master your tracks for no cost.

5 Good Habits For Pro Tools Users

Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just looking for some insider tips, here are 5 ways you can make sure you're getting the most out of this powerful DAW.

Choosing The Right Microphone For Your Studio: Mic Types

There can seem a bewildering array of mics out there but in truth, your choice comes down to a few key factors. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for choosing the right microphone.

Two Logic Pro X Plug-ins You Are Not Using But Should Be

Logic's Multipressor and Adaptive Limiter plug-ins have some hidden talents that you may not know about, even if you have used the effects. Jay Asher reveals all...

Pro Tools Drum Recording: Should You Use Close Or Distant Mics?

By blending close and distant mics when recording drums you can get complete control over the depth and tone of your drum sound. Learn how in this video.

How To Sound Check For Recording Drums In Logic Pro X

Get expert guidance on how to set up, route and sound check a live drum kit to ensure the perfect take. Josh Carney shows you how.

Watch How To Set Up Your Podcast Microphone Recording System

Mic types, which stand to choose and how to prevent plosives are just some of the techniques explained in this short video on setting up your podcast system.

Ten Film Composers Every Composer Should Know

These composers have all played a pivotal role in defining the sound of cinema. How many of them do you know?

A Quick Guide To Customizing Logic Pro’s Metronome Click

Customising the click track in Logic is both easier and more useful than you might have realised. See and hear how it's done in this comprehensive guide from Joe Albano.

The Best Free DAWs in 2019

There's a surprising amount you can do with the numerous free DAWs out there all the way up to producing professional level tracks. Joe Albano highlights the best of the bunch.

Reflecting On Your Monitor Setup

Good monitor placement is key to understanding your mixes. Matt Vanacoro explains some of the fundamentals of placement and setup that you need to know.

A Quick Guide To Essential Audio Warping Techniques In Ableton Live

Live is famous for its warping skills, but how do they actually work and how can they help you make tracks? Olav Basoski explains all.

Studio Secrets: Just What Is A RAID Array And Why Do You Need One?

Using RAID drives in your music setup can mean better performance and data security. Joe Albano explains how, in under two minutes.

How To Set Up Headphone Cue Mixes In Pro Tools

Send click tracks, deal with grouping and create multiple custom monitor mixes in Pro Tools for the best recording results. Josh Carney shows you how.