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This Video Explores Akai MPC Live's Connectivity Options & Rear Panel

Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.

Choosing The Right Sampler: Top 5 Sampler Shootout

Stumped by samplers? Confused by choice? Matt Vanacoro is here to guide you through some of the very best virtual samplers he has ever used.

7 Mixing Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid

Mixing is equal parts art and science, but years of experience can teach you a lot. Luckily we’ve saved you time with these great tips!

Build A Music Studio Setup On A Budget

Some people spend a fortune on music gear and while that’s a nice option to have, not everyone can flash quite so much cash. Here are some tips for building a system without breaking the bank.

Mixing Tricks: Making Artificial Harmonies Sound Authentic

Software lets us create vocal harmonies even after the singer has left the studio, but there's an art to making the results sound believable, as Joe Albano explains.

Five Ways to Use Harps & Plucks in Any Arrangement

The harp may not be the first instrument you think of when arranging but here are some ways you can use it to your advantage that you may not have known about.

Simple Gain May Not Be So Simple: Understanding The Gain Knob on Preamps & Consoles

Understanding the different ways that gain is represented on different devices can be confusing. Luckily Paul Bissell is here to explain everything loud and clear!

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Making a Sandwich

When it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, or any aspect of music production, you've probably not considered it being similar to making a sandwich. Perhaps the two are actually closely linked?

Arranging Techniques For Real & Virtual Instruments

Blending real and virtual instruments, when done correctly, can help to ensure that your productions sound more live than they really are. Joe Albano explains why.

Understanding Oscillators Will Help You Make Better Pads For EDM. Here's How...

Oscillators are at the heart of many kinds of synthesized sound. In this video you'll see how they can be tweaked to make better pads, or indeed many other types of patch.

Recording Studio Tips: Minimizing Mic Leakage

Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.

5 MORE Mistakes To Avoid For The One Man Band / Solo Producer

So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.

5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

Music Production: How To Push Your Listening Skills To The Next Level

You can take opportunities every single day to train your ears to help your production skills. Shane Berry explains how everyday life can be the perfect training ground.

What To Consider When Choosing Studio Headphones

A good pair of cans is essential for almost every music setup. But how can you choose the ones that are right for you?