Software compressors comes with a range of presets designed to be useful. But perhaps presets are more dangerous than they are helpful? Watch Joe Albano explain why you shouldn't rely on presets!
Due to its flexible internal routing, there's more than one way to set up sidechaining in FL Studio 12. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores a few different ways to do it effectively.
Songwriting is one of the more abstract parts of the music process, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have rules. Here are some tips to help you get better at writing songs.
Aside from piracy of your own music, one of the most annoying things for modern musicians is a SoundCloud takedown or account suspension, especially when not justified. Here's why you need not worry.
Music production rules are often there to be broken. Here are five essential mistakes to avoid when using delay-based plugins in your productions, along with extensive tips to do it right.
Retrologue 2 is the latest version of Steinberg’s virtual analogue synthesizer. Hollin Jones shows you how to build your own lead synth patch from scratch.
If you're looking to supercharge Logic X's built-in arpeggiator and chord trigger then these 4 third-party MIDI FX will tickle your fancy. They add unique and interesting ways to program sequences.
2016 is beginning to settle in so, it's a good time for musicians and producers to take stock of how to make 2016 more productive than the year gone. Here's 7 resolutions you might find helpful.
OK. So, you don't need to be a god to play guitar well... and here Rich Tozzoli shares tips and techniques on how to approach shredding your axe successfully whether in the studio or playing live.
Setting up a multi-mic recording of a drum kit is complex, so it’s no surprise that there are any number of things that can trip up an intrepid recordist. Here are 6 potential pitfalls to avoid.
You've probably heard of parallel compression or New York compression. But just what is it and how can you emulate it in Logic Pro X? Jay Asher knows how, and is here to show you.
Here are a few techniques for aiding mix decisions in poor acoustic environments. It goes without saying your ears have the final say, but a little technological help goes a long way.
Producing an album is no easy task. With that in mind, here's nine patterns and pitfalls it's better not to follow during the process. These would make good new year resolutions for every producer.
Bring together the best of both worlds: the cool volca beats hardware drum machine and the DAW that needs no introduction, Ableton Live, for a medley of creative ways to create original beats.
Interested in learning tips for orchestration and scoring, for both MIDI & "real-world"? This excerpt from Thomas Goss' book on 100 Orchestration Tips that accompanies his Ask.Audio videos is for you.