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5 Quantizing Tips: Getting On the Beat in Logic Pro

Pro musician, producer and trainer, Matt Vanacoro, shares his top 5 quantizing tips for fellow Logic Pro producers. And these go beyond MIDI.

5 Mistakes To Avoid In Logic Pro X When Working With Audio Files

Get smart next time you're working with audio files in Logic Pro ... and avoid these mistakes that could set you back big time.

6 Logic Pro 10 Sampler Features You Need To Know

Logic Pro X's Sampler is a complete redesign of the classic EXS24 software instrument. Joe Albano details six of the best new features every producer should know about.

How To Liven Up Loops Using Cubase’s Built-In Tools

Tired of your loop collection? Cubase has some amazing tools built right in that can help you refresh them. Hollin Jones shows you how it’s done…

An Effective Guide To Miking & Recording Drums

The best tricks for professional sounding drum recordings exist in seemingly small details and tricks of the trade. Joe Albano shares a few quick tips to help you record better drums.

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Upgrading From GarageBand To Logic Pro X

Whle Apple's GarageBand is a very powerful and capable digital audio workstation in its own right, here's seven reasons why you might wish to see it as a stepping stone to Logic Pro X.

2 Basic Audio Concepts Most Producers Are Afraid to Ask About

When it comes to producting music, audio or anything in the sound domain there's a couple of concepts which many producers find to be head scratchers.

5 Tips For Recording Guitars On A Shoestring Budget

You don’t need to spend the big bucks to get a great guitar sound, as Hollin Jones reveals in these 5 pro tips…

Common Mixing Mistakes To Avoid In Ableton Live – Part 2

Noah Pred is back with more pitfalls and common mistakes to avoid in Ableton Live and shows how to navigate these tricky areas to make better mixes.

8 Ways To Power Up Vocals If You’re Not A Great Singer

Singing is one of the trickier types of musical performance to do really well. Short of taking years of vocal lessons, here are 8 ways you can improve your vocal performances.

A Producer's Guide to Setting Up a Send & Return Hookup for Reverb

Joe Albano takes us beyond the basics of inline audio processing and shines a light upon parallel processing and the benefits and uses of using sends and returns when mixing with reverb.

5 Essential iPad Accessories for Music Makers

You’ve got a shiny iPad and some music apps for it, but how can you really power up your productivity? Hollin Jones has 5 suggestions…

5 Ways To Create Danceable Rhythms and Grooves In Your Tracks

Nothing moves your audience like a beat or a sequence that gets their feet going. Here are five ways to find your groove…

How To Immediately Get Started With Auto-Tune

In this short series, master musician Matt Vanacoro takes us through the basics of getting started using Auto-Tune with some helpful tips and tricks veteran producers will find useful too.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing On Headphones

Ah, headphones. We all use them when producing though common advice is not to mix on cans, often we need to. Here's five mistakes to avoid when using headphones as your mixing medium.