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Music Studio Essentials: Understanding Balanced VS. Unbalanced XLR Cables

Musicians and producers will probably have heard the term “Balanced” & “Unbalanced” used in reference to cables. Most likely those cables were XLR cables. But, do you know what the difference is?

5 Ways to Channel Adversity and Frustration into Inspiring, Finished Songs

Some of the most popular and inspiring music was created in the midst of personal or global adversity and pain. In this article GW Childs shares 5 tips to help turn frustration into finished songs.

Discover The Secrets Of Pitch Shifted Vocals In Tropical House

One of the defining characteristics of many types of EDM is vocals that have been pitch shiften up or down. See how it’s done with this easy-to-follow video from Multiplier!

8 Tips For Taking Control of Complex Projects in Reason

Sometimes a project can get so big that it starts to swamp you. These top tips will help you not to lose your mind when running large projects in Propellerhead Reason.

Watch How To Use Multiple Compressors Without Squashing Your Signal

It’s all too easy to over-compress when mixing things like drums, but with this short, fun video tutorial from Joe Albano you’ll find out how to avoid the problem and get great sounding mixes!

Here’s How To Bring Mid/Side Processing To ANY Plug-In When Mastering in Wavelab Pro 9

Here's an excerpt from the free live video Masterclass on Wavelab Pro 9 from the AskAudio Academy. In this video Matt Loel T Hepworth demonstrates how to easily add mid/side processing to any plug-in!

Five Drum Loop Processing Tips

Changing and modifying drum loops and samples can help your music stand apart from others that might be using the same sound packs. Here's 5 ways to make yours sound unique.

Learn The Secret Of Synthesizing Fat Sound With This Expert Breakdown Of The Minimoog

A fat sound is highly prized, but not all synths can really do the business. Synth expert Marc Doty reveals the secrets behind the Minimoog’s unique and much-loved sound.

A Brief History of Music Part 5: The Blues

Part 5 of our series exploring musical genres, and the influential artists and songs that have been instrumental in them, sees Hollin Jones showcasing Blues music.

This Video Explains How Modulation Works For Logic Pro X Or Any DAW

Logic expert Joe Albano shares his expertise on the science of modulation and shows you how Logic’s effects can be used to add movement and interest to any sound. 

Music Producers Guide To Reverb

If you're looking to understand reverb, the various types and their ideal uses in your mixes, then you're in the right place. Joe Albano is here to explain all this and more.

Master The Secrets Of Fading In A Scratch DJ Performance

Understanding faders is a vital part of becoming a great scratch performer. Sara Simms gives you a practical demo of how powerful a mix fader can be in this short video tutorial.

Watch Ableton Push 2 Power Tips With Thavius Beck

What happens when you put Thavius Beck an Ableton Push 2 and a live-stream video feed in a room for 2 hours? An awesome amount of power tips and workflow tips for Ableton Push users.

Creating Realistic Drum Kits in Reason

While it's easy enough to make drum patterns and beats, it's a little trickier to make realistic sounding drum kits. Here's how to convince yourself and others using Propellerhead Reason.

7 Classic Hardware Character EQs in Software

The beauty of analog music hardware, especially EQs, is the unique character they can impart on your mixes. Fortunately, there's a number of faithful emulations in the plug-in world. Here's 7 for you.