In part 2, Shane Berry continues his exploration into the science and psychology of the current conundrum for music producers: Which is better: analog or digital?
Simpler is Live's workhorse sampler. For those with Live Suite, Sampler is the bundled fully-featured stallion. It's a powerful device with unique features and potential for inspiring sound design.
Why would you want multiple outputs from a sampler? What good are these in Reason's NN-XT? G.W. Childs shows creative and CPU-saving reasons for using multi-outs in Propellerhead's NN-XT sampler.
The new mixer in FL Studio 12 is undoubtedly one of its marquee features, and with good reason. Hollin Jones is here to showcase 10 features in the mixer which every FL Studio user should know about.
It's a question that will probably never go away: Is analog or digital better for musicians and producers? Shane Berry looks at the science and psychology behind this contentious debate.
Mastering is the final process when getting your music ready for the world to hear. Limiting is a big part of that. Mo Volans is on hand to help you understand the science and art of using Limiters.
Learn how to take your music mixes from great static ideas to evolving, moving sonic masterpieces using automation in Tracktion with Gary Hiebner as your host.
If you've got MIDI hardware and are enjoying the "analog" feel, mixing in your DAW might feel like rain on your parade, which is why incorporating a hardware mixer into your setup could set you free.
If you want to stand out from the crowd and help your DJ mixes sound and feel deeper then it can be worth adding external analog effects to your set. And it's a lot easier than you might think...
The CLA (Chris Lord-Alge) Signature Series from Waves is probably one of their most impressive bundles. And, despite the simple and easy to use plug-ins included, there's lots of tips to be found.
Making your own playable instrument from single samples need not be a chore. Darren Burgos shows how to make chopped up vocal stabs ideal for Trap, Hip Hop and House in a few clicks in Logic Pro X.
Do you really need lots of software compressors? Jay Asher provides audio examples along with his years of experience to investigate whether hardware emulating compressors are really all that unique.
Giving your mix separation and space will often see you reaching for reverb processors. Mo Volans takes an in-depth look at reverb in part 7 of this series on music production processing.
Are you curious about writing pop songs? If you're an established or aspiring writer who's interested in writing pop music, here are a few tips on how to craft better pop songs.
Setting up a new music studio can be a daunting prospect but help is at hand. Whether it's a full-blown recording space or a mixing and mastering studio you need, Hollin Jones offers 10 timeless tips.