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Double Your Pleasure: Doubling Mixing Tricks

Doubling is a relatively simple yet effective trick for creating depth, richness and interest in an arrangement and a mix. Joe Albano shares his top tips for doubling up.

5 Tips for Creating Transitions In Electronic Tracks

Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.

Using iCloud for Everyday Music Production

Apple's iCloud storage, which is available for Windows as well as the Mac, can be a great way to securely manage and organise your music sessions and other files. Here's how to do it.

5 Ways macOS Mojave Will Benefit Musicians & Producers

There's plenty to get excited about in macOS Mojave previewed by Apple yesterday at WWDC. Along with the consumer level bells and whistles there are features that will impact music makers too.

Get The FET-A76 Legendary Compressor Sound In Your Productions

Join Alex Solano as he explores Antelope Audio's DSP-powered emulations of classic compressors, starting with the sought-after FET-A76.

10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

Better Beats With Propellerhead Reason's Drum Sequencer

Reason's new drum sequencer is great at helping you quickly building patterns. But it also makes creating entire performances a breeze. Here's why it is the go-to Rack Exension for beat makers.

Getting The Most Out Of Bitwig Studio's Built-In Effects

Matt Vanacoro set himself the challenge of using only Bitwig's bundled instruments and effects to produce a track. How did he get on? Read on to find out...

Real World Producer's Guide: Switching from Mac to Windows

It's a topic that arouses emotions in many people, but the fact remains that there isn't one perfect system for everyone. Matt Hepworth shares how he switched from a Mac to a Windows system.

How To Record With An Analog Front End

Using an analog stage when recording digitally is common practice and can be a good way to give a warmer and more authentic sound to your recordings. Joe Albano explains how it works.

Mixing Live Multitrack Recordings? Read This!

Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.

Elektron Octatrack MkII's Sampling Tools Explained

Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

How To Make Your Productions Sound Analog Using Logic Pro X's Plugins

Working in the digital domain doesn't mean your productions can't get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro's plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.

How To Clean Up Audio Recordings In Cubase

There are dedicated plug-ins you can buy to clean up audio files, but Cubase has some great tools already built in. Here are some techniques for using them to their fullest.