Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.
Reason's new drum sequencer is great at helping you quickly building patterns. But it also makes creating entire performances a breeze. Here's why it is the go-to Rack Exension for beat makers.
Matt Vanacoro set himself the challenge of using only Bitwig's bundled instruments and effects to produce a track. How did he get on? Read on to find out...
It's a topic that arouses emotions in many people, but the fact remains that there isn't one perfect system for everyone. Matt Hepworth shares how he switched from a Mac to a Windows system.
Using an analog stage when recording digitally is common practice and can be a good way to give a warmer and more authentic sound to your recordings. Joe Albano explains how it works.
Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.
Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.
When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.
Working in the digital domain doesn't mean your productions can't get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro's plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.
There are dedicated plug-ins you can buy to clean up audio files, but Cubase has some great tools already built in. Here are some techniques for using them to their fullest.
Home studios are great but there are many things a pro studio offers that are simply impossible to do in a smaller space. Rich Tozzoli shares his reasons for going pro...
Field recordings and found sounds can be invaluable sources for getting unique results from sound design. Timo Preece shows how sound exciters help him capture the sound of Berlin.
Elise Trouw is an internet sensation. Not just for being a wonderfully talented multi-musician and performer, but for using live looping without a pedal or button in sight. Here's how she does it.
Studio recording can be a minefield of sound leakage, ambient distractions and other unwanted interference. Here, Joe Albano shares his top tips for getting great isolation during audio capture.
Modern DAWs allow us unprecedented freedom to edit audio, but there are plenty of potential pitfalls. Here's Joe Albano with five pro tips for avoiding those dreaded editing mistakes.