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The 10 Best Dave Pensado Mix Tips That Will Make Your Mixes Better

Welcome to Pensado’s Lair<p>How do the pros do it?<p>It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves while trying to get better at mixing music.<p>Well wonder no …

How to Combine Audio Devices in Mac OS X for Logic Pro, Or Any DAW

In many DAWs including Logic Pro and Live, you can only choose a single input and output device when using Apple's Core Audio. Because of this, it …

18 Cab Mics You Should Meet

Think about the inspiration we’ve all had from hearing an amazing electric guitar recording. I know it’s literally altered my career path, and I’m …

How to create a solid bass guitar sound with compression, EQ and distortion

<b>There are a huge range of sounds you can coax out of a bass guitar, from the dull, super-fat sounds of dub reggae, to the bright, distorted and</b> …

Getting Started With Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls

Features like the newer Patch format (which saves all inserts, Sends, and even Send destinations in a Channel Strip) and Track Stacks (which save …

Top 20 Best Compressors Of All Time - Page 16 of 20

5 – Empirical Labs Distressor<p>It was always inevitable that this list would contain a lot of vintage gear. The simple reason for that is that there …

Logic Pro X Plugins: Compressor Circuit Types Demystified

There are lots of rumors and innuendo...<p>But one thing's for sure...<p>The Logic Pro Compressor is a versatile and amazing sounding plug-in.<p>It's 7 …

Top 10 Plug-ins for Mixing and Mastering

Logic Pros: How to open Apple’s new Music Memos in Logic Pro (& GarageBand)

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i><i>,</i> we’ll be taking a look at syncing Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app with Logic Pro and GarageBand on the Mac.<p>Late last week Apple released a new app called Music Memos designed specifically to allow songwriters and musicians to quickly capture audio and …

Music Production

How to Hack Logic Pro X’s Drummer to Use with Any Instrument

By any stretch, the Drummer Instrument in Logic X is an interesting breakthrough in Software Instruments. It generates reasonably convincing, albeit …

Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library

The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library is a royalty-free library of one shots, loops and stems recorded at Rubber Tracks.

Tony Platt Origin A/B test with U87

Logic Pro X’s Channel EQ – Become a Power User

Next to brushing my teeth, eating, kissing my wife, and checking my email (not necessarily in that order), EQing tracks in Logic Pro X with the …

Music Production

7 Videos on Mid-Side Mixing Techniques

A roundup of videos on various mid-side mixing techniques.

Audio Mixing

Secrets of the Mix Engineers | AlexProMix.com

100+ Awesome FREE Online Resources For Music Producers!

Over the years, I’ve bookmarked hundreds of <b>free online resources</b> which can be incredibly useful if you’re away from your main music workstation. …

Tape Effects and the Modern DAW

Continuing down the signal chain of my recent trope of studio gear emulation plugins, it seems only logical to begin a discussion on analogue tape …

Film Score Harmony: Chords by Thirds

Of all the harmonic devices I use regularly in my composing, none is more useful than non-diatonic chords a third apart.<p>By "a third apart," I mean …

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> …

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 2: Bass

In the first installment of this series on Mixing Rock, I covered some aspects of approaching the sound of the drums in a mix. In this piece I’ll …

Top 5 Home Recording Hacks

Greetings Session<i>villains</i>! I spend a lot of time pondering topics that would best suit the needs and questions of the studio pro. Usually I look at …

Drum Replacement Techniques - AlexProMix.com

Analyzing Effects: Compression (Part 2)

Hey, guys. This is Eric Tarr for theproaudiofiles.com.<p>This is a followup video to a tutorial that I made previously about analyzing compressor …

Music Production

6 Ways to Get Creative with Vocal Doubles

Vocal doubling (or ‘double tracking’) is a tried and true way to make your vocals more powerful and get a thicker, more polished or “produced” vocal …

Music Production

Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

<b>Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog</b> can now be found at:<p>bobbyowsinskiblog.com<p>All new posts going forward will appear at that site, but you can …

The Beauty of DI

“Your tone will always be better when you’re pushing air with real amps and speakers.”<p>“That digital stuff doesn’t sound as good as the real …

Production Tip: The How Why of Punchy Drum Compression

Everyone knows that you need to use a compressor, but after dropping it on the channel, the punchiness is still elusive for some. Let me tell you the …

Best Apple Watch Stands and Chargers

For the Apple fan boys and girls, you can charge your Apple watch with this adorable mini 1984-era Macintosh. It's made from soft silicone and is …

A month with Nest's latest smart thermostat

Nest's programmable thermostat has just turned four, and the company marked the anniversary with the debut of its third-generation device. Four years ago, thermostats were still boring blocks stuck to your wall and while programming them was already possible, it was always a painful process. Once …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …