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Real-Schmeal. Give Your Sample-Based Orchestral Pieces the Gift of Creativity

Is it desirable, to make your sample-based instruments sound as close to the "real-thing" as possible? Jay Asher suggests an alternative approach when creating orchestral pieces in your DAW.

Planning a Live Set List

A well chosen set list can turn a good performance of songs into a memorable live experience. In this article G. W. Childs shares some tips to help you turn a good gig into a stunning set.

5 Ways To Add More Low-End To Your Mix

Making your mixes fatter (in the low-end section) needn't involve overzealous use of plug-ins. Mo Volans shares his experience with these tricks for deepening the rumbles in your mix.

Music Studio: Creating an Ergonomic Work Environment

Creating an ergonomic work environment is so important for everyone, including music producers. Jim Pavett shows how, and explains the meaning of "5S" concepts.

5 Good Habits for the Studio Musician

So, you run a music studio, either at home or commercially - either way it pays to follow good advice. G. W. Childs shares 5 good habits to keep you and your studio in good shape.

Music Ergonomics: How Pain Can Stunt Your Creativity

No pain, no gain? There's truth to this popular saying. But, often pain is something to avoid! G. W. Childs looks at how your studio ergonomics and creativity are positively related.

Does Reading Music Make you a Better Musician?

Think musician, and you may picture sheet music reading. But, is the ability to read music important? How crucial is it for professionals relying on computer software? Toby Pitman explores.

ASCAP: How are YOU Getting Paid?

Everyone needs to get paid! Even more so if you're a musician / in the music industry. So, how do you ensure you get your dues? G. W. Childs investigates how ASCAP can help on his way to to the bank.

AES 2012 Roundup

Hello ladies and germs, I just got back from the Audio Engineering Society show 2012, and I am 'hear' to report that The State of Video Game Audio is SOUND!

On Synth Terminology: Frequency (Everybody Hertz, Sometimes)

Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.

The Art Of Sound-A-Likes And Re-Records

Toby Pitman reveals the process behind creating sound-a-likes and re-records of popular songs for TV, DVD, stage and … a huge event we can't talk about...

Using Online Promotion to Build a Music FanBase

You've produced a great song / club track, played to an adoring audience… what next? Well, sit down and learn how to use social media tools to build a healthy music fan base.

Using iZotope Iris on Drum Loops

With Iris, iZotope has given digital musicians something exciting to explore! It's one of those synths that truly deserves to be termed as "innovative". Toby Pitman puts it to work on drum loops.

iBook: MPVHub Expert Guides: Music Studio Essentials

Every musician needs a studio! Mike Watkinson walks you through all the project studio essentials from monitoring to recording with mics in this enhanced iBook guide w/ 40 minutes of video tutorials!

The Low-Down on Digital EQs

You may be using the digital EQ bundled with your DAW, or perhaps you've invested a pretty penny in a 3rd-party plug-in… Regardless, Jay Asher explores the highs & lows of EQing in the digital domain.