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Choosing A Vocal Mic For Live Recording

What are the considerations when choosing a vocal microphone for recording in a live setting? Which microphones will stand up to the task? Joe Albano provides a detailed exploration in this article.

Music Making Decisions: Hardware Vs Software

Music making is full of decisions. And choosing the equipment you employ to make music is no exception. G.W. Childs examines the recent trend towards hardware versus software-based solutions.

Understanding Master Effects in Propellerhead Reason

Reason's Master section provides a convenient and powerful rack for working with a wide range of effects when mixing down your tracks. Hollin Jones takes you through the main sections.

Music Production Tips: Breaking Through Creative Blocks

If you're suffering from writer's block there's good and bad advice around on the net. So, we asked 5 successful producers and artists what they do when facing a creative drought. Essential reading.

How to Sync the Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor

Music hardware shouldn't be played alone. In this quick tutorial for producers, live performers & DJs, Sara Simms shows how to sync a Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor to get the best of both worlds.

Make Beautiful Pads in Ableton Live Using Analog

If you own Ableton Live don't rummage around 3rd-party plug-ins for beautiful sounding pads. Instead, look inside... Inside Ableton, that is! Using Analog, GW Childs shows how big your pads can be.

10 Logic Pro X Key Commands That Will Rock Your Workflow

You might be a Logic Pro X expert, or you might be a novice. It doesn't matter. These key commands from Jay Asher (there's actually more than 10) can improve your workflow. So check them out now.

Compression Trick That Boosts Loudness Without Destroying Your Music

The loudness wars are upon us! Rory Furr shares 4 steps to using serial compression to boost your mixes without causing clipping or major distortion. In short get louder and keep your dynamics intact.

10 Ways to Unlock the Power of Chord Pads in Cubase

Not yet an accomplished keyboard player? Cubase’s Chord Pads can come to your rescue… Hollin Jones is on hand to show you this powerful feature in Steinberg's flagship DAW.

Music Studio Tips: Creating a Space to Inspire Creativity and Productivity

Our studio environment can heavily influence our creativity and productivity. Producer and guitar maestro, Rich Tozzoli, reveals how his own studio space enhances his music making process.

8 Essential Tips for New Music Producers

Thanks to the tools available and their affordable price tags, there's never been a better time to produce music. Sara Simms shares 8 tips for new & veteran producers to get the music flowing.

5 Creative Ways to Process Synth Pad Sounds in EDM Music

Don't think of pads as fillers in your tracks. With some creative techniques in any DAW you can transform pads from drones into highly interesting and evolving musical parts.

Filter Sweep Patterns on Drums using Reason’s Synthetic Rig

Fancy learning how to create unique filter processed drums using Reason’s Synthetic Rig? The Filter Pattern rack is incredibly usable as Mo Volans shows in this video tutorial.

How to Mic Up Synths (Like Guitarists Do)

When you're sitting in session after session watching guitarists mic up their amps you pick up a few tricks! Now imagine applying those micing techniques to your synths... G.W. shows you how.

Understanding Audio Channel Signal Flow in Cubase 8

Once you have Audio recorded into Cubase, how does that signal flow through the DAW? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth will show you how the signal flows downstream.