There's lots of confusion about loudness and metering it these days. Decibels are bewildering enough, and terms like LUKS, LUFS, LU, LRA and dBTP don't help much. Here is what we need to know.
VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.
Creative blocks happen to all musicians at some point in time. So, how do you rediscover that buzz, the inspiration, the musical vibe? Lynda Arnold offers 5 mindful practices to gat back in the flow.
In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 4, we focus on the high pass filter section of the synth.
It's becoming more and more common for producers and engineers to use multiple digital audio workstations. Matt Vanacoro presents 4 compelling reasons to use Ableton, Logic, Sonar & Pro Tools.
If you're having trouble creating basslines, or want a fresh take, this tutorial explores useful concepts every producer should consider when creating a bassline, regardless of the musical style.
Getting the sound and feel of a real piano in your tracks doesn’t need to cost the earth. We show you how it’s done with these simple five tips.
Imagine if you could switch between different samples in real-time in Logic Pro X's EXS24 sampler... you guessed it... you can! Darren Burgos shows how to create eclectic EDM leads using this trick.
Keeping your Drum and Bass tunes from sounding overly repetitive can be a challenge. In this video tutorial, Multiplier offers some useful advice for adding subtle variations to the drum track.
In this mini-series for Native Instruments Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch. In this tutorial, part 3, we focus on the filter section.
Find out how to create the synths and modulation tricks from Flume's, Never Be Like You, which has been a big hit in 2016 already. GW Childs is using Propellerhead Reason for this tutorial
The recent Ableton Live 9.6 and 9.6.1 updates added some lesser known features to Ableton's flagship instrument/controller, Push 2. In this tutorial Noah Pred lifts the lid on the new features.
Where sound design meets music is the tag line for Sample Logic, and their massive CinemorphX instrument more than does it justice. Here's a video tutorial exploring how it works and how it can sound.
If you have multiple audio interfaces, synthesizers, or even iPad interfaces, you can get them to all work as one virtual interface on the Mac. Here's how to combine them as an aggregate device.
Making a career from music is hard enough without negotiating your ego as a potential tight rope. In this article we explore 5 ways the ego could ruin your music career and how to avoid them.