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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.

7 Ways to Step Up in Your Music Scene and Build a FanBase

You've just produced a great song or club track, what next? Don't just sit at home... Go out there and find ways to connect with an audience and musicians in order to build an effective fanbase.

Tips for the Touring Computer-Based Musician

What to do when you're preparing to tour using your laptop or desktop computer? G.W. Childs explores the worst case scenarios and how to prevent them when playing live using a Mac, PC or iPad.

3 Mastering Tips on a Budget

Mastering a track to sound like a million-dollar need not cost a million dollars! G.W. Childs shares some time-tested mastering tips to suit any budget!

Why Realism is Overrated (in the World of Sample Libraries)

When it comes to choosing an orchestral sample library, you don't necessarily need to focus on how 'real' it sounds. Jay Asher, master composer and Logic guru explains why.

Drum Programming: Using Kicks In Fills

Toby Pitman returns with another excellent set of tips on programming realistic drums. This time he focuses on using kicks in fills to create impressive results.

An Introduction to Mid/Side Processing In Ozone

There are a few vital production techniques to help make your music shine. Mid/Side processing is one such technique which Gary Hiebner approaches from multiple angles

Drum Programming: Simple Latin Trick

What do you get when you combine Brazilian rhythms based on Samba & Bossa Nova, a traditional western drum kit & a professional drum programmer? Toby Pitman hits the spot in this essential tutorial.

Music Technique: A Chord a Day...

Keeping your musical ideas fresh is arguably as important as your playing ability. In this article, GW Childs IV, outlines the benefits to learning new chords and resources to help you do so.