In this music theory tutorial, Jay Asher teaches us how using non-root notes from your chords for the bass part can add complexity and evoke different emotional responses from the listener.
With hardware getting more popular than ever, we show you how to program beats the old fashioned way in Reason.
The compressor is perhaps the most used of the dynamics (and other categories of) plug-in types when mixing and producing music for corrective & creative processing. Here's 6 mistakes to avoid.
FL Studio's XY controller plugin enables you to take control of multiple on-screen parameters at a time... and then you can map this to an external MIDI controller too. Gary Hiebner shows how.
This enlightening tutorial for producers and musicians could be titled "Why practice isn't enough". Instead we found similarities between boxing and music production which are fascinating.
Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.
In this video tutorial dance music mixing and mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, shows how to compress a standard EDM kick, the settings to start with, and reasons behind them.
So you want to produce Dutch-style House music? Here's some tips from DJ and producer Sara Simms to get your big room sounds jumping.
A new, or old, synth workstation keyboard can be a little daunting to get your head around... Here's some useful tips on how to program a music keyboard in 5 simple steps.
Can you imagine a DAW or a virtual synth without patches or presets? Strange question... but, in this article Jay Asher argues against Logic Pro X's Library when it comes to mixing.
Stepping back and taking a break from your music project during the arrangement process can be priceless. Here's 5 other common mistakes to avoid when arranging your next song or piece of music.
In this video tutorial on Ask.Audio Academy, Bill Burgess shows how to create complex, grooving sequences using dual arpeggiators all inside Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere 2.
A computer that behaves badly when you’re trying to make music can be a real pain. Here are five things you can solve without calling in the PC doctors (or the Mac doctors!)...
Studio One v3 continues to entice studio musicians and producers into its fold. Innovative features like the Arranger and Scratch Pad are two prime reasons for this. Gary Hiebner looks at both, here.
Part 3 of our remixing tips for Ableton Live users series sees Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, exploring slicing to MIDI and converting to MIDI to help your remixes stand proud with the best.