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Pro Tools: The Ins & Outs of Grouping Tracks

Learning the different ways to group tracks in your Pro Tools sessions can massively speed up your production workflow as Joe Albano discovers,

Auto-Tune: Advanced Tools For Vocals

Following on from part 1, master musician Matt Vanacoro takes us deeper into Auto-Tune covering advanced views, analysis and graph modes and more.

Laptop Live Music Performance Essentials

There's a few essentials it pays to add to your live music setup when you perform with a laptop. Matt Vanacoro reveals his top 5.

Connecting Your Music Studio? Here's What Makes a Good Cable

Every music and production studio needs cables. Matt Vanacoro gets plugged in to discover what makes a good cable.

8 Pro Tips For Remixing

Remixing is easier than ever from a technical perspective, but artistic challenges remain ever-present. Hollin Jones gives you some pro tips…

6 Fun Tricks With Ableton Live 11’s New Hybrid Reverb

The new Hybrid Reverb in Ableton Live 11 combines the best of convolution and algorithmic reverbs in one device. Noah Pred shares 6 fun tricks with it you probably don't know.

A Music Producer’s Guide To Sampled Instruments

So, you want your samples and loops to bemore expressive and perhaps easier to play? Creating your own sample-based instruments could be the solution.

Four of The Best Drum Replacement Tools

Ever want to swap out the snare or hijack the hihats in your drum tracks? Here's four (well, five actually) drum replacement tools every producer should know about.

Music Production Essentials: The Art of Comping

Comping—making a comp (composite) track from multiple takes—is an editing procedure that’s widely used in music production. Here’s a brief look at what’s involved.

Music Theory: Reading a Lead Sheet

Lead sheets aren’t just for jazz players these days! Whatever type of music you might play or produce, the lead sheet is an extremely common way to notate a piece in a small amount of space.

Creative Sample Slicing And Sequencing In Cubase 11

Cubase 11 expands its Sample Editor’s capabilities to include cool new live performance tools. Hollin Jones shows you how it works…

The iOS Music Studio Toolkit: What You Need

As iPhones and iPads become more powerful and the apps more capable here's the essential gear needed to turn your iOS device in the heart of a powerful music production studio.

Common Audio Processing FX To Make Your Vocals Shine

Pro trainer and musician, Joe Albano, dives deep into the most common techniques used by top producers when mixing vocal tracks with fx and processing.

The Top 5 Non-Musical Items Every Home Music Studio Needs

Beyond synthesizers, audio interfaces, monitors, musical instruments and the like, the home music studio can benefit from a varied range of non-musical equipment. Here's five essentials to consider.

5 Free Ways To Improve Your Mastering

Mastering can be expensive, but here are five ways you can improve your masters completely free.