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Music Production Techniques, Part 8: Limiting

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.

Using Automation in Tracktion T6

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.

Strategies for Using a Hardware Mixer with MIDI Hardware and a DAW

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.

How to Revitalise Your DJ Mixes Using External Analog Effects

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...

10 Tips for Getting More From Waves CLA Signature Series

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.

Performing One Shot Samples & Vocal Stabs in Logic Pro

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.

Audio Compressor Plugin Comparisons: Do You Really Need More Than One?

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.

Music Production Techniques, Part 7: Reverb

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.

8 Tips for Writing Pop Songs

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.

10 Things Every Producer Should Consider When Setting Up Their First Studio

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.

6 Advanced Tips for Working with VST Instruments in Cubase

Steinberg were behind the original VST format, so it makes sense that Cubase has some nifty features when it comes to working with VST Instruments. Hollin Jones highlights 6 of the them.

FL Studio 12: How the Step Sequencer and Piano Roll Work Together

If you want to take your production workflow to the next level in FL Studio 12, then understanding the inter-relationship between the Step Sequencer and Piano Roll will bring you much creative joy.

Mixing 101: Techniques for Starting the Mix Process

So, you've finished recording and arranging your song, and you're ready to mix. Don't feel daunted if you're wondering where to start. Joe Albano shares his tips on how to approach the mixing stage.

5 Common Beliefs About Song Copyrights, Some True, Some False

Confused about copyright in the music industry? Unsure how similar your song can sound to an existing one before you're infringing upon copyright? Jay Asher explores 5 common beliefs here.

2 Ways to Solve Recording Mistakes in Logic Pro X: Overdubbing and Auto-Punch

Nobody is perfect, even you! So, when you next make a mistake when recording audio in Logic Pro X, don't give yourself a hard time. Instead these tips on overdubbing and auto-punch by Matt Vanacoro.