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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.

Electricity in Your Home Studio: Safety, Sound, and Troubleshooting

Whether building or converting a room into a music studio it's critical to consider the safety and sonic aspects of electricity. Here's how to prevent hums, buzzes and electric shocks!

4 Essential Tips for NI Maschine 2.3

Along with the new effects and instruments in Komplete Select that come bundles with the Maschine 2.3 update are tons of tips and tricks you can employ in your productions. Here's 4 awesome ones!

Using Reason's Redrum as a Melodic Device

G. W. Childs delves into the dark side (not really...) of Propellerhead Reason and uncovers how Redrum can actually be used to create melodic sounds and phrases.

Speed Up Your Workflow with Logic Pro X’s Library

The Library in Logic Pro X does a whole lot more than display presets or patches. Darren Burgos shares 7 tips that'll get you using Logic's Library like a pro.

Mixing Orchestra Tips: Pre or Post Fader Send Reverb?

When mixing your next project (especially orchestral) spare a thought for your audience. Using pre-fader sends, Peter Schwartz shows how to simulate how sounds will be perceived.

Re-Creating Vintage Instruments: What Makes Modeling Better than Sampled?

If you're looking to re-create an acoustic instrument or vintage synth/drum machine in software, sample-based instruments will only take you so far. Joe Albano explores modelling instruments in depth.

5 Advanced Workflow Shortcuts Every Cubase User Should Know

Cubase is one of the best-looking DAWs around, but its interface also has some hidden secrets to help you speed up your workflow! Hollin Jones showcases five tips every Cubase user should appreciate.

How to Play Your Rehearsals Live Online

It's all well and good being able to collaborate your DAW sessions remotely (online). What about if you want to play with band members across the internet. Matt Vanacoro looks at the possibilities.

Understanding Compressed Audio File Formats

The state of the audio nation is at a crossroads. With internet bandwidth increasing, we don't need to data compress audio files as much as before. Joe Albano explores quality vs. size.

Using Cubase 8 Groove Agent SE for Quick & Easy Drum Patterns

In this tutorial video, Cubase trainer Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how useful Groove Agent SE can be for quickly generating drum patterns with no fuss or programming needed.