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Dubstep Production Tricks: Snare Doubling

Dubstep producer Adam Pollard (Multiplier) shows how to use snare doubling to create a sonically unique snare hit that appears to be moving through the stereo field… but really isn’t.

How To Create Electronic Music Sample Packs

Ukraine-based producer Histibe, shares his personal experience creating a sample pack library for Loopmasters. From initial ideas to advice on finalising and promo, there's lots of useful tips here.

5 Essential Tips for Composing Melodies for EDM

When it comes to creating melodic parts for electronic dance music productions don't be left scratching your head, or feeling uninspired. Here's 5 essential tips to help you create better melodies.

Music Theory: 432 Hz Tuning - Separating Fact From Fiction

In exploring the 432 Hz debate at Ask.Audio, we soon realised this topic wasn't going to be resolved in one article. Here Assaf Dar Sagol explores the fact and fiction behind tuning to 432 Hz.

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Adobe Audition When Editing Audio

With the continuing evolution of audio editing tools within major DAWs, some think that the dedicated audio editor has had its day. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 reasons Adobe Audition should not be ignored.

6 Vocal Processing Tips Every Producer Should Know

A great vocal can turn a good track into an amazing one. Here are some tips for processing your takes for awesome results…

FL Studio 12: Six Automation Tips

Breathe some life into your mixes in FL Studio with these 6 simple, but effective, automation tips for beginner and intermediate level producers.

6 Things to Consider When Purchasing Your Next Condenser Microphone

So you're looking to buy a new condenser microphone? Hold on... here's six things you should consider before you part with your hard earned cash.

Music Business: How To Make Yourself A More Attractive / Profitable Artist

So you want to be a success in the music business? You need to become more attractive to your audience and labels... fortunately Jesse Pacheco is here with tips covering the 3 S's for artists.

Guitar Production Tutorial: Reverb or Delay, Which Pedal Goes First?

An age old question asked by guitarists is which pedal should be placed first, the reverb or the delay. Mostly delay goes first, but is the difference that significant? This video demos this & more.

Exploring PreSonus Studio One 3's Extended FX Chains

The new Extended FX Chains feature in PreSonus Studio One 3 allows you to route audio effects in serial, in parallel, by channel, or by frequency bands... and it's intuitive to use once you know how.

Ableton Push 1 Owners: Here's The Awesome Features You Can Take Advantage Of Since Live 9.5

When Push 2 & Ableton Live 9.5 were released you might have thought Push 1 owners would be left in the cold. You'd be wrong! Push 1 has benefited from useful new features as AfroDjMac shows here.

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Music Compositions

Whatever music you make, theory is crucial. Also for all electronic styles. Some of the biggest electronic producers are theory masters. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 ways music theory can help your tracks.

5 Mixing Mistakes To Avoid: Using Panning & Imaging Tools

Placing sounds in the stereo field is a hugely important part of mixing. Joe Albano is back with 5 common mistakes every producer should avoid when using panning and imaging tools on their tracks.

Programming Electronic Drums with Heavyocity DM-307

Heavyocity DM-307 is an impressive Kontakt instrument packed with modular synth drums and analog drum machine sounds perfect for the EDM conscious producer. Here's how to use it when producing beats.