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11 practical ways to improve your song arrangements

<b>Arrangement is one of the trickiest aspects of music production to get right. Abandoning the comfort of the eight-bar loop to strike out into the</b> …

5 Ways to Finish the Track You Started!

1. Step Away<p>If you’ve been listening to the same looped sequence for over an hour, you’re due up for a break. By giving yourself a break, you can …

Produce A Track From Start To Finish – The Ultimate Guide

<b>It’s time for the ultimate advice on music production: how to produce a track, from start to finish! We have top tips from the pros and advice to get</b> …

Ableton Live Sound Design Quick Tip: Using Collision for Ambient Textures

Sound Design

Ableton Live Tutorial: Using Frequency Shifter

<b>In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot Contributor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Josh Spoon shows us how to use Live’s versatile Frequency</b> …

Music Production

Musical Creativity: Born Out of Limitations + Restrictions

In today’s editorial piece, guest contributor Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) has put together a great overview of the creative process from the …

Top 100 Free VST Plugins for Electronic Music Producers

It doesn’t matter if you are an established producer/DJ or just starting to learn how to produce electronic music, You will always need to stay on …

5 Essential Ways to Listen to Your Mixes

According to a study by Nielsen in 2014, 93% of the U.S. population listens to music. Even when we’re not actively rocking out to our favorite …

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Producing Music

Throughout the entire production process of setup, recording, mixing, and mastering, there are any number of problems that can crop up, or mistakes …

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Studio Monitors

Choosing and setting up studio monitors is, of course, one of the most important aspects of designing a good recording/mixing space. Every decision …

72 Music Production Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

Dear Past Zac,<p>The year is 2015. I … well you, are older.<p>In time, you’ll release two original EP’s on iTunes. You’ll get a remix and an original …

Spiritual South Green Gold: Reconstruction in Cubase Pro 8

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Myanmar's punk rockers challenge anti-Muslim rhetoric | Racism

<b>Yangon, Myanmar -</b> A riotous crowd gathered before a throbbing stage as loud music blared from speakers and sweaty musicians jammed to an eager beat. Young people in black studded leather jackets and spiky multicoloured hair hurled themselves into the air.<p>"This one is for Wirathu - look at what …

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

Where is the best place to buy a Chinese OEM phone online?

A popular question that we get asked here at <i>Android Authority</i> is, where is the best place to buy a Chinese OEM phone? Maybe you want an Oppo handset or something from Xiaomi, Meizu or even THL, but where to get it?<p>The answer to that question is simultaneously quite easy and quite hard! It is easy …

How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos

For more than a decade, photographers using traditional cameras have been able to get higher image quality by "shooting raw." The new Android 5.0 brings that ability to mobile-phone photographers, with software support now arriving.<p>Raw photos come from a camera's image sensor before the camera …

Mobile Photography

Nicky Romero creating Toulouse In The Studio With Future Music

Inside the Studio: Mixing Counting Crows

In this new series that focuses on different genres of music production across every DAW we kick off with house, the simplest of dance genres. ‘Or is it?’ asks Rob Boffard… http://www.musictech.net/2014/02/genre-house/

The more women post on Facebook, the lonelier they are, study says

It's curious how people define themselves by the fact that they love Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Or the Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart."<p>Is it because they want others to understand just how tasteful they are? Or is it because they're desperate to find other people who like the same …

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Why Am I Exhausted After Long Runs?

I need a better postrun recovery routine for my long training runs.<p><i>Hello!</i><p><i>I am a new runner - I began running regularly about a year ago and completed my first race (a 10K) in October. I'm currently in the midst of training for my first half marathon, which is at the end of May. When I first started</i> …

50 amazing films you've probably never seen

When The Last Sword Is Drawn (2003)<p><b>The Plot:</b> When merciless samurai Sait Hajime encounters a money-grubbing fellow warrior who appears to be …