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Audio Fundamentals: What Is A Waveform Graph?

In a hurry? This 1-minute video from Joe Albano gives you the fundamentals of how audio waveforms work.

Converting That Audio Melody to MIDI in Logic Pro X

Logic has tools to convert audio parts to MIDI data - a process that can be incredibly useful, if you know how to use it. Joe Albano explains exactly how it works.

How To Set Up Sidechain Compression In FL Studio 20

Sidechain compression is quick and easy to set up in FL Studio 20. Here's how you can use it to get that classic pumping effect for basses and pads.

How To Import And Stretch Audio Files In PreSonus Studio One 4

Here are the techniques you need to know to import stems, loops and more into your Studio One project - with full automatic tempo stretching.

5 Quick Tips For Composing Sound To Video

Producing and composing sound to picture has never been more accessible thanks to technology... but you'll still need the skills to make it work. Here are five top tips to help you on your way.

How Cubase 10 Can Solve Your Latency Problems Once And For All

Latency can be the bane of your producer life, but Cubase 10 introduces a new feature that could make it a thing of the past. Here's how it works.

Samsung Kills Off Soundcamp. What Other Android Music Making Apps Are There?

It looked a lot like Apple's GarageBand with similar features, but Samsung's Soundcamp for Android didn't take off... and has now been discontinued. So what are the alternative mobile DAWs available?

Make Your Drum Sessions Sound Bigger Through The Magic Of Plugins

Not everyone has access to a big studio, but by choosing the right plugins you can make any drum sessions sound bigger and punchier. Read on to see and hear how it's done.

How Audio Editors Swapped Razor Blades For Waveforms

If you were recording before DAWs the chances are you had to be handy with a razor blade. But why? Joe Albano explains how some techniques have changed and others remain the same.

How To Achieve Really Punchy Drum Tracks Using Doubled Up Compression

Drums, basses and other sounds can really shine and stand out when you apply the correct amount and type of compression. Joe Albano shows you how this works in practice.

How Much Do You Know About Level Metering In Insight 2?

Advanced tools like iZotope's Insight 2 allow remarkably detailed audio analysis. Joe Albano explains the fundamentals of audio metering, and why you need to know them.

Getting Perfect Vocals With iZotope Nectar 3's Vocal Assistant

Machine learning tools in iZotope's Nectar 3 take the guesswork out of setting up a great vocal sound. Here, Josh Carney shows you how it does its magic.

4 Reasons Musicians & Producers Shouldn’t Care Apple’s iPad Pro 2018 Has No Headphone Output

is the new iPad Pro 2018 Apple announced yesterday really able to replace a modern laptop? How will musicians and producers and DJs cope without a headphone connection on this premium machine?

7 Legendary Drum Machines That Launched Entire Genres

You’ve heard them on countless records and some have even helped to define entire genres of music. Here are 7 of the most legendary drum machines of all time.

Is The Future of Cakewalk by BandLab As Bright As First Promised?

Earlier this year we bid a fond farewell to SONAR. It looked to have truly kicked the bucket, that is until BandLab took over the reins and injected life back into the DAW. But how is it doing now?