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A weekly series with Tape Op magazine founder and Jackpot! Recording Studio owner Larry Crane. Every Friday, get a new technique for tailoring effects, gaining sonic control, and opening new creative doors in your recordings.
Making money in the music business? Find out how to claim income from gigs, maximize your deductions, and file the right tax forms with the IRS.
Learn to avoid the major music business and legal pitfalls that can break bands apart, such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes.
Preview the new features in Logic Pro 10.1 and 10.2, including Alchemy and Gobbler integration, new EDM and hip-hop drummers, the Drum Machine Designer, an enhanced Mixer, and improved MIDI editing and sequencing features, and learn how to integrate them into your production workflow as quickly as possible.
GRAMMY-winning producer Ryan Hewitt explains his techniques for mixing radio-ready drum sounds with any DAW or console.
Learn advanced mixing techniques specifically suited to the EDM environment, to make your tracks sound fat, wide, and full.
Watch the pros at work in a real drum recording session at a top LA studio, EastWest. GRAMMY-winning engineer Ryan Hewitt records with A-list drummer Josh Freese.
GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Ryan Hewitt explains his techniques for capturing drum sounds. "Drum Doctor" Ross Garfield consults with Ryan on a real-world studio setup for a session with A-list drummer Josh Freese.
Learn how to get and protect copyrights for your songs, and understand the critical language, concepts, and business aspects of music copyright.
Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews producer and industry critic/advocate Michael Beinhorn about his career, influences, and inspirations.
Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews studio designer Hanson Hsu about his career, influences, and world-class studio designs.
Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews Richard Gibbs about his musical journey: from touring and session musician to Oingo Boingo member, to film composer.
Bobby Owsinski interviews legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, the man behind GRAMMY-winning records by Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, and more.
Learn how to understand and negotiate terms for the four major types of music business contracts: recording, management, performance, and rights agreements.
Learn the Logic Pro mixing and mastering techniques that every producer and engineer should know, from preparing a project to compression, automation, and mastering.
Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, shares his onstage setup, his tips for working with Ableton Live, and insights from his long musical career.
Get a sneak peak at our upcoming course with Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, as he shows his onstage setup, and shares tips for working with Ableton Live and insights from his career.
In this short film, Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic, heads to SXSW to talk to music insiders about the ways artists can connect with super fans—the fans who want deeper relationships with their favorite musicians, and are willing to pay for it.
Learn how to make money selling your music. Get tips for boosting sales from CDs and digital downloads on iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora.
Learn how to make money selling music merchandise. Find out where to order merch, how to price it, and how to run a successful merch table or online store.
The fundamentals of delay and modulation effects and how to apply these effects, technically and creatively, to improve the sound of a mix.
Explains one of the most essential ingredients in audio mixing, reverb—the time it takes for sound to bounce, echo, and decay during a live performance or recording.
Larry Crane, critically acclaimed record producer and founder of Tape Op magazine, describes his self-taught, largely trial-and-error path to success in the music industry.
Shows how to properly apply equalization (EQ) to improve the sound of a mix.
Shows how to improve the sound of a mix using compressors, limiters, gates, de-essers, and other dynamic processors.
Learn how to make beats for house, dubstep, drum and bass, juke, trap, and hip-hop tracks, with Ableton Live.
Learn principles of room acoustics and hands-on techniques for getting the best sound from your music studio for the least cost and effort.
Learn how to share your music, website, and blog with dedicated readers on platforms like StumbleUpon and reddit.
Learn music-marketing strategies to promoting your band, your music, and your gigs on Pinterest.
Get a music industry insider's tips to marketing your music and growing your fan base in Google+.
Start a blog to promote your music. Find out how to choose the best blogging platform, set up an RSS feed, and start creating posts that get your music more attention.
Learn how to promote your music and create an authentic relationship with your fans by communicating with them directly on Twitter.
Learn how to select a mailing list service provider, add email addresses, create a sign-up form, and craft the ultimate newsletter for your fans.
Design a website that will better promote and sell your music. Learn how to balance looks and usability, incorporate SEO, and avoid common design mistakes.
Learn to create your own YouTube channel, tailor it to fit your musical brand, and make your videos more search engine friendly and shareable on networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Learn how music marketing has evolved, and how musicians and bands can market directly to fans using social media.
Harness Logic Pro X's powerful features to make music in brand-new ways.
Set up a Facebook page separate from your personal one, promote your albums and gigs, and grow your fan base online.
Compose melodies and basslines, arrange music, mix and master your tracks, and perform live—away from the computer—with the colorful, intuitive Ableton Push controller.
Dive into the new streamlined, modern interface and creative tools for musicians and producers, in this tour with a Logic Pro X insider.
Walk through the most anticipated new features included in Pro Tools 11, the industry-leading DAW.
Recording artist Iyeoka explores her roots in Boston and her evolution from a pharmacist who dreamed of being an artist to a successful songwriter and poet.
Explore essential mastering concepts and techniques used by experienced audio engineers to create a cohesive album from a set of mixed tracks.
Take a peek over Brian Lee White's shoulder as he sequentially moves through the mixing process for a hip-hop track, from layering the drums to processing the vocals.
Author and recording engineer Bobby Owsinski demonstrates best practices for mastering music and audio destined for sale on Apple iTunes with their new Mastered for iTunes high-resolution audio program.
Get up to speed on SmartSound Sonicfire Pro, a powerful music scoring application combined with a royalty-free music library.
Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in Audition CS6.
Watch professional mixer Brian Lee White take a rock song from the raw recorded tracks to a great-sounding, polished mix in Pro Tools.
Highlights the new features in this release of Pro Tools, the audio production software from Avid.
Music composer and DEVO founder Mark Mothersbaugh reveals what drives his projects, from music for film and television, to compelling drawings and work in Photoshop.