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Synthesizer Patch Bays: A Beginner's Guide

If you feel intimidated by synthesis and patch bays and find you're excusing yourself from conversations about them, now is the time to face your fear and discover your inner synth power.

Guitarists & Producers: It's Not The Gear... But It Can Really, Really Help

Do you need all the latest and greatest gear to create the perfect guitar or production sound in general? The gear can help, but as Rich Tozzoli explains it's about choosing the right gear for you.

Creating Great Sounding Handclaps

Handclaps can be heard in all genres and styles of music. In this quick tutorial, Jay Asher explores how to easily and quickly create handclaps that sound great.

Fine Tuning Audio-to-MIDI in Logic Pro X

When you want your converted audio to MIDI tracks to really shine in Logic Pro X it pays to use some tried and tested tips and tricks. In this tutorial, Joe Albano shows you how.

Essential Guide to Backups for Modern Music Producers

It’s not fun, it’s not sexy, but maintaining a proper Backup routine is critical for every type of recording venture, from the biggest commercial rooms, to the smallest bedroom studios. 

Working with Vocal Pitch Correction in Propellerhead Reason

Changing the pitch and timing of vocals used to be something you could only do in a top end studio. Now thanks to Reason it’s at your fingertips!

Realtime Audio Stretching in FL Studio 12.3

Get time-stretching (in real-time) in FL Studio 12.3 with this useful guide by Gary Hiebner.

Music Studio Construction: Making A Quiet Room

Home or project studios are certainly convenient, but not always well-designed spaces. If you're interested in taking your home studio to the next level here's how to make the room nice and quiet.

Mixing Piano EQ Tips With SSL Duende Native Plug-In

In this video Alex Solano uses the SSL Duende Native’s filters to clean up the low end and high end of a piano. Then he explains the different E and G series EQ modes and demonstrates them in action.

6 Logic Pro X Cycling Tips For A Faster Production Workflow

These are the kind of Logic tips that can make your Logic Pro X sessions more satisfying. Using just one or two of these shortcuts can be a guaranteed time saver and help you focus on producing.

7 Tools & Techniques To Make Recordings That Suck Sound Better

You've finished recording for your track, the talent has gone home... but, the recordings have glaring flaws. What can you do to fix them in post? Joe Albano explores 7 tools and techniques to help.

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

Mixing Snare Drums By Blending Multiple Microphones

Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.

Advanced MIDI Editing Using Cubase’s MIDI Modifiers

Cubase some some very advanced was to manipulate MIDI. One of these lie in their MIDI modifiers. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner takes a closer look at MIDI Modifiers and how to make them work for you.

How To Use Korg Kronos To Sample, Record & Edit Audio

The Korg Kronos Synthesizer workstation has a number of tricks up its sleeve. One of these is being able to sample audio using it and even send it through the internal effects engine.