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Mastering Mistake To Avoid: Don't Get Mixed Up With Mixing & Mastering

It's common these days for the same person to mix and master the same track. There are plenty of potential problems for engineers to take this approach though. Joe Albano explains one pitfall here.

Getting Started With Audiobus for iOS

iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.

FREE Beats Explosion Reason Refill Pack

If you want some free refills for Reason of carefully crafted processed drum machine samples courtesy of a Korg volca beats, then today is your lucky day! Simply login or sign-up for a free account.

Pro Tools 12: Not Afraid To Commit

In this tutorial Joe Albano explores 5 new features in Pro Tools 12, with an emphasis on the 3 new rendering features, Commit, Bounce Track, and Freeze (+ Trans. Clips & Batch Fades).

Getting Crazy With Korg Volca Sample’s Loop Mode

The Korg volca sample is capable of processing samples, rhythms and melodies in fun very interesting ways... and in some ways you might not have thought of. G.W. Childs demonstrate what it can do.

Optimizing Your Computer for Audio and Video Production

Learn how to squeeze every last drop of performance from your audio or video production computer in this essential guide by Matt Vanacoro.

How to Control a Groovebox or MIDI Synth Using Novation's Launchpad Pro

In this short but sweet video, producer and performer Thavius Beck demonstrates how to use Novation’s Launchpad Pro and Circuit groove box in tandem. And there's not a computer in sight.

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.