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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?

4 Tips for Mixing Guitars in Electronic Music

Here's four short, to the point tips from Matt Vanacoro that'll help every producer and musician mix guitars better in electronic and dance music tracks.

4 Production Mistakes Ableton Live Users Can Avoid

Ableton Live is on of the most popular DAW on the planet and has workflows match the needs of many modern producer. However, there are user issues that crop up. Noah looks to set the record straight.

5 Tips For Compressing Digital Audio

You will need at some point to create small, web-friendly copies of your tracks. Here's how to go about it properly.

Mastering Audio Using Dynamic Tonal Processing in iZotope Ozone 9

Learn how to add sheen and shape your final mixes with iZotope Ozone's dynamic tonal processing capabilities.

The Unsung Heroes Of Music Production: Lesser-Known Applications for Dynamics Processing

Joe Albano reveals how dynamics plug-ins like compressors and limiters can be utilised in ways you might not expect.

8 Essential Mixing Tips & Tricks For Musicians & Novice Producers

Discover eight essential tips that pro audio engineers and music producers use to improve their mixes.

Hygiene 101: Keeping Your Music Studio & Equipment Clean

If you're isolating in your home studio and want to ensure all your gear stays virus and germ-free, Matt Vanacoro shares some excellent tips to help keep your instruments healthy.

Top Studio Tasks To Get Producers Through The Lockdown

We've all got more time alone at home now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's some tips for working from your home studio during the outbreak.