Producing memorable music is more than writing great lyrics and music, making pristine recordings and mixing the track with precision. Performance, emotion and feeling are crucial for vocals too.
David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.
When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.
Setting goals for your musical journey are every bit as important as setting goals in everyday life. G. W. Childs examines the finer points involved in establishing goals, milestones and more.
Software plug-ins & DAWs have taken over most music studios. However, analog is making a comeback. Now more than ever, musicians & producers are turning to hardware. But why? GW Childs investigates.
Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.
When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.
Writer's block affects musicians and producers too. If you feel you're going round in circles it make be time to take a different approach and challenge yourself. Gary Hiebner shares 3 tips to help.
Building your ideal studio may be easier than you think... However, there are some crucial things to bear in mind during the build. Jim Pavett shares 5 tips to help you stay on track.
Playing live soon? G. W. Childs pipes in with some timeless advice on how to make sure everything goes smoothly with your sound guy and to help you play an excellent set.
Whether you're a producer or a mixer, or a musical collaborator, getting organized in your DAW can save you hours of time and free up some creative headspace. Rich Tozzoli shares his 5 trusted tips.
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.
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.
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.
Creating an ergonomic work environment is so important for everyone, including music producers. Jim Pavett shows how, and explains the meaning of "5S" concepts.