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Pro Tools Guitar Recording - Getting A Great Take Every Time
Understanding input levels, connection types and impedance is crucial to perfecting your guitar recordings in Pro Tools. Joshua Carney has all the information you need.
Apr. 4, 2019
Working In The Box? Your Core Studio Connections Explained
Working primarily inside the computer still requires some audio cabling for recording and monitoring. In this short video, Joe Albano explains the different ways you can set it up.
Apr. 1, 2019
Pro Tips For Recording Electric Guitar And Bass
Capturing a great take is the starting point for any well-produced track. Here, Joe Albano shares some of his studio secrets for getting the perfect guitar and bass sound at source.
Mar. 21, 2019
On The Road: Portable Power Options For Synthesizers & Electronic Instruments
Gear that needs serious wattage can be tricky to power when you're away from the mains supply. But Scott Riesterer found some high powered solutions. Here, he shares his impressions.
Mar. 20, 2019
This Graph Shows Tracks That Have Used Samples, And Tracks That Have Been Sampled, In Last 100 Years
Creating your own samples is a great way to make new, unique and inspiring tracks. Here are four ways you can do it - which one will you choose?
The Editorial Team
Feb. 27, 2019
Recording Input Types Explained In Under 2 Minutes
Do you know the difference between mic, line and instrument inputs? Joe Albano explains in this short video.
Feb. 24, 2019
Apple Is Merging Mac And iOS Apps - But What Will This Mean For Musicians & Producers?
Feature parity across Mac and iOS devices makes sense for developers, but at what cost for the people who rely on pro software to make music?
Feb. 22, 2019
Understanding The Leslie Effect
The Leslie speaker effect can be heard on countless hit records. But how does it work, and why do we like hearing it so much? Joe Albano explains all.
Feb. 21, 2019
Music Production Essentials: Mysteries Of The Patchbay
Patchbays are not always well understood but they're a core part of many recording studios. Joe Albano explains everything you ever wanted to know about them.
Feb. 18, 2019
5 Reasons You Need An iPad Pro For Music - And 5 Reasons To Try Cheaper Alternatives
Apple's latest iPad Pro models are the most powerful it's ever made, and have a new design. Should musicians and producers take the plunge, or look elsewhere?
Feb. 10, 2019
4 Things to Consider when Designing your own Hardware Music Controller for Audio Software
Designing your own MIDI controller can give you unparalleled levels of control over your software. Liam Lacey explains how you could go about making it a reality.
Feb. 7, 2019
Elektron Digitakt: Cooking Up A Kick Drum
Join Dave Mech as he uses everyday tools to create a cool kick drum sound using Elektron's Digitakt sampling drum machine.
Feb. 6, 2019
Your Elektron Instruments Can Talk To Each Other - Here's How To Set It Up
When you connect up two Elektron devices over MIDI, you unlock special features and functionality. Thavius Beck shows you how the MIDI side works in this short video.
Jan. 31, 2019
Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Stacking Them Up
In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.
Jan. 21, 2019
Expanding Your Audio Interface (Without Buying A New One!)
If you have ever wondered what those extra ports on your audio interface are for, look no further for an explanation. Joe Albano reveals how you could get more I/O without lifting a finger.
Jan. 18, 2019
4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real
Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.
Jan. 13, 2019
A Beginner's Guide To Audio & Music Studio Connections
If you've ever been confused by the terminology around studio connections - TRS, S/PDIF, MegaOhms and more - then worry not. Joe Albano is here to make everything clear.
Jan. 11, 2019
How To Set Up ROLI Blocks In Just 5 Minutes
ROLI's Blocks make excellent holiday gifts, but they're powerful and fun to use all year round. Here's a quick guide to setting up and connecting them to get you started.
Jan. 5, 2019
Moog Grandmother - The Power Of The Oscillator Revealed
The Moog Grandmother is a lot of fun to play, but if you understand how it does its magic you'll be sure to get the most out of it. Find out how in this short video.
Jan. 3, 2019
5 Unusual Tips For Capturing Better Vocals
Here are 5 things you can try to make sure you get a great vocal take, and also to make your vocals more interesting, from how you stand to recording before you press record...
Dec. 31, 2018
Best of 2018: Hardware Synthesizers
2018 was a great year for hardware synths. Demand for hands-on music machines continues to grow year on year. Here's some of our favorite hardware synths released this year.
Dec. 31, 2018
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