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Logic Tutorial: VA Synthesis With Alchemy

<b>Alchemy is a tremendously versatile synth, but its VA engine is the real star of the show. Mark Cousins explores some classic subtractive sounds…</b> …

Making Better Beats w/ Curlup: Hi-Hats

<b>Over the last several years, busy hi-hats have rolled their way into ubiquity, becoming commonplace in songs throughout many popular genres beyond</b> …

How to create a simple filtered reverb

<b>A large expansive reverb can really breathe new life into sounds but you might find you want to add some extra dynamics. Tacking on extra processors</b> …

The Bluffer's Guide To EQ

<b>We’ve covered the basics in part one, now we move on to a little more advanced areas of music producution. The first step in becoming a mix master is</b> …

The Bluffer's Guide To Compression

<b>Every track needs a compressor, and finding the right way to apply it needn’t be a struggle. Rob Boffard demystifies this vital and often</b> …

Kollektiv Turmstrasse – ‘Sorry I’m Late’ Brass Synth

For the first instalment of Sample Magic’s exclusive video walkthrough series, we take a look at Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s ubiquitous Ibiza anthem …

Crafting Loud Mixes That Sound Great

Just how do you make a mix sound loud without squeezing the life out of the music? Find out in our in-depth guide...<p>Whatever your views on the …

Sound Design With TyrellN6

The plugin was made for the request of an online magazine by the developer company called <i>u-he</i>. The concept of this synth is based on the classic …

Essential Transition FX: Technique Masterclass

<i>From simple noise sweeps to more complex combinations of synths and effects, we show how to create some of the most commonly used special FX.</i> Whether …

10 ways to fix or enhance the treble in your mix

The treble is the treble<p>When we talk about treble, we mean the top end of the frequency spectrum. To nail this down slightly, treble controls on, …

EQ Tips: Understanding FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Controls

FabFilter’s Pro-Q 2 is an extremely powerful EQ plug-in. Joe Albano shows how to do the simple stuff, like learning to create, bypass and remove EQ …

Mixing With Mike Plugin of the Week: FabFilter Pro-L

Mixing with Free Plugins with Justin Lyndley (Tricky, Bloc Party) (FFL!)

Despite the abundance of amazing plugins from companies like Brainworx, Waves, Slate, D16 and many more, there are plenty of free alternatives that …

Pro Tools Tutorial: Compressor Types Explained

<b>Getting your head around the different types of compressor can make all the difference to your sound. Mike Hillier finds out what’s involved…</b> <br>Knowing …

How To Master A Song At Home - Mastering Is Hyped

Welcome to the <i>How To Master A Song At Home – Mastering is Hyped</i> post. We’ll talk about mastering music and I will share with you some personal …

FabFilter Pro-Q - EQ Tips & Tricks

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50 Pro Tips For Breathing Life Into Your Electronic Music

<b>You know the feeling when you listen to a well-produced electronic track: Everything about it seems to burst with energy, each of the elements twist</b> …

EQ tips Cheat Sheet

Music Production

Twenty Mastering Tips

<b>Described by many as a mysterious dark art, it’s actually just another process with a different set of considerations. Hollin Jones shows you how to</b> …

Mixing Electronic Music - A Few Quick And Easy Guidelines

<i>Mixing isn’t something that can be learned by overnight. I’ve been making electronic music over 10 years now and even though I can make decent</i> …

Mixing To A Pink Noise Reference

Could this neat but powerful little trick save you time and frustration on each and every mix?<p>Mix engineers who specialise in mainstream pop, EDM or …

Music Production

The Low-End Trick

In this article, multi-platinum selling, award-winning mix engineer Koen Heldens (Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Timbaland) shares a cool …

Knock On Wood

Lately, a lot of EDM, RnB and hip-hop mixes feature a kick drum sound which is often described as "woody" sounding. Award-winning mix engineer Koen …

10 Tips For Fab Filter Saturn Tutorial

In this Fab Filter Saturn Tutorial, we will explore 10 golden nugget pro tips to help you get to grips with this amazing VST effect plugin.

How to create a beat changing grain delay without automation

Automation

Logic Tutorial: Secrets of the Toolbar

<b>Despite its apparent simplicity, the Toolbar contains some essential tools for speedy and efficient music arrangement. Mark Cousins gets tooled-up.</b> …

Nice video how to connect 2 EQs in Reaper and to put non-linear processing between them

This video features ReaEQ, SlickEQ, Pro-Q2 and IGVI. Video by Dan Worrall.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Gs-o39C5o%5D

Mastering In Software - The Complete Guide

<b>Mastering is the vital last step in the production process, and with so many software solutions around, it’s easier than ever to get involved. Hollin</b> …