Is the much talked about "Hollywood sound" attainable in your studio on a budget?Is it even desirable? Joshua Aker blasts this utopian ideal out of the water in this enlightening read.
In part 3/3 of this popular series exploring the ins and outs of microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines what makes ribbon microphones sound fantastic. [Includes video demo too].
You might not think that recording and mixing the soothing sounds of Tibetan bowls will present much of challenge… Lynda Arnold explains how to take the stress out of it in this insightful article.
The tools for authentic sounding orchestras are here. But, that automatically make your string sections sound good! Jay Asher shares six tips to help make your orchestral compositions unique.
Latency is part & parcel of everyday life when recording and mixing in our DAWs. Joe Albano gives a thorough tour of what latency is and the different ways to reduce its impact when monitoring.
Whether you're using an iPhone or a dedicated field recorder, these 5 timeless tips from Hollin Jones are designed to help you capture what you need, when you want.
As musicians, producers, (or many creatives) tell us, writer's block is a feared stated. However, it doesn't have to be as Josh Aker, composer for the Infinity Blade series of iOS games explains.
His Buchla’s LPF has no resonance (and Steve H likes it that way!) Find out why in his latest insightful exploration into the innovations occurring in the world of synthesis.
On the surface, in-ear monitoring solutions may appear expensive, but Keith Crusher explains why the cost could be justified and how they can positively affect your next live performance.
The old adage GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) is arguably most important when recording vocals for your music productions. In this article Joe Albano shares 5 essential tips for recording good vocals.
Despite its name, bed tracks have nothing to do with sleep. They do, however, have everything to do with music production. Sara Simms explains how to start creating your own bed tracks using loops.
G. W. Childs shares a useful tip for how to break down tricky melodies (maybe your own or from a song you've heard) using your DAW to help you learn how to play it more easily.
Chances are if you're reading this you make music in some form or another. Have you ever asked yourself the underlying motivation behind this for you? Are you in it for the fame? Fortune? Or, the fun?
Simple ideas can be the most powerful. In this article Gary Hiebner suggests some obvious yet effective ways to diversify your compositions & music productions by implementing other genres & styles.
If you're full of creative ideas, grooves, lyrics, sounds and more... but find it a struggle to get these into finished songs/tracks, G. W. Childs is here with 3 simple ways to write that album now.