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4 Signal Flow Mistakes To Avoid

In today's in-the-box digital music DAW, it's easy to make mistakes with signal flow. Here are four ways to get your signal flow in order and improve your recording, mixing and production process too.

How to Make Distorted Guitars Sound Big Using Plug-In Amp Modelers

Discover how to make disrupted electric guitars sound larger than life using plug-in amp modeler and very few effects in this excellent tutorial from guitar and production expert Rich Tozzoli.

Using Melodyne 4 to Edit Synth Audio in Ableton Live

When you think of Melodyne you might think it's a tool to correct audio imperfections (timing and pitch) for recorded vocals or guitars or drums. Here we show how to make it work on synths in Live 9.

Producing Drums: 4 Tips to Make it Sound Real

With so many of us working directly with drum sample libraries, here's four quick tips on how to make your drums sound real when you don't have the budget to hire Lars Ulrich.

Logic Pro X 10.2 New Plug-Ins—More Than Just A Makeover

When Apple released a rather large free update for Logic Pro to bring it to 10.2.1 they included new features and plug-in designs. Joe Albano reveals these re-designs are more than just skin deep!

Music Theory: 4 Jazz Techniques for Electronic Composers

Taking tips from the Jazz greats like Monk, Coltrane and Corea can help you sound more like electronic producers like Thavius Beck, BT, and Richard Devine. Check out these 4 music theory tips.

Designing an EDM Drum Kit in Reason

Reason comes with some great kits but creating your own is the way to get a truly unique sound for your productions. We show you how in 10 simple steps…

The Joys of Routing Audio in FL Studio

FL Studio is a unique DAW in terms of how flexible and open it is for anyone to go very deep and route audio in very creative ways. Gary Hiebner shares some of the joys of routing in this tutorial.

5 Tips For Working With Logic Pro X’s Flex Pitch

So you can want to correct some pitch problems on vocals or an instrument and you're using Logic Pro X? Enter Flex Pitch. Joe Albano shares 5 excellent tips of getting the most out of Flex Pitch.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Distortion Processors / Amp Sims

With so many distortion and amp sim processing units and plugins available we take a look at processing mistakes to avoid, and conversely, provide some tips to help you tame the distortion as needed.

Watch Massive for NI Reaktor, 6-Channel Sample Based Sequencer

In his latest course exploring the best Reaktor ensembles available, Rishabh Rajan showcases Massive, a 6-channel, sample-based sequencer. Watch the short video here.

5 Reasons To Consider Tuning To 432Hz For Meditation Music

The 432 Hz debate continues. Whether you agree with the scientific research (or lack of) behind using 432 Hz, here's Torkom Ji weighing in with 5 reasons 432 Hz could be ideal for meditation music.

Removing Reverb Using iZotope’s De-reverb Plug-In

Everyone knows it's impossible to remove reverb from your audio recordings, right? Wrong. iZotope RX4 is an extremely powerful audio repair suite and includes a very capable de-reverb processor.

5 Quick Ways To Personalize Apple Loops in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X comes with more Apple Loops than you can shake a stick at. But often you'll want to take a loop and make it your own, give it your own sonic personality. Jay Asher shows 5 ways to do this.

Guitar Production Tips: EQ Processing Techniques For Acoustic & Electric

When it comes to producing and mixing guitars, both acoustic and electric, there's few more experienced players/producers than Rich Tozzoli. In this tutorial, Rich shares timeless guitar EQing tips.