Creating good harmonies for vocals involves more than just tweaking some plug-ins. Joe Albano explains the musical theory behind getting harmony just right.
Digital sound can sometimes be overly clean and clinical. Great for clarity, but not for vibe. Here are some ways you can reintroduce some character to your digitally recorded tracks.
Using EQ is a core part of any mixing process but how much do you really know about the different types on offer? Joe Albano explains the differences between additive and subtractive EQ.
Sometimes it can be hard to ignore that nagging voice inside your head that's holding you back. Here are five tips to help you better understand your own creativity.
Most people know that latency can be the bane of a producer's life, but how much do you know about how and why it happens? Joe Albano has this handy explainer.
The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.
Just pressing the Go button isn't enough to guarantee a good performance. Here, G.W Childs shares some of the things he's learned from hosting live streams.
Compositing audio takes is an essential skill for crafting the perfect performance. In this video, Booker Edwards shows you how to do it in Logic Pro.
We all need to look after our hearing, and it's not just heavy metal drummers that are at risk from long term exposure to noise. Joe Albano explains how to take care of your ears.
Can you really draw parallels between a book on the art of seduction and the process of music production? G.W Childs thinks so! Here's his take on it.
Automation is one of the most powerful tools in any modern DAW and something that was once only found in pro studios. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of it in Cubase.
Creating hip hop loops for yourself or to sell commercially can be great fun. Here are some tip tips to help you get hipping, hopping, and hopefully not stopping.
Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference - tips, tricks and techniques that can take a recording from good to great. Joe Albano explains four of his favorites.
Templates in Logic - and any DAW - can save you a bunch of time setting up and let you get straight to the business of making music. Joe Albano explains how they work.
Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.