Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher explains the best practices for collaborating when songwriting, from planning the song's eventual promotion to keeping the co-write moving forward.
Learn how to use REAKTOR as a synth, a drum machine, a sampler, a sound generator, and a multi-effects processor.
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.
Get up and running with the essential features in Cubase Pro 8, the venerable DAW that produces cutting-edge sounds.
Get up and running with FM8 and its main sound-making components, including the Browser, Master, Effects, Arpeggiator, and Easy/Morph windows, in this quick FM8 training course.
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.
Get a brief overview of the features, signal routing, and effects offered in KONTAKT 5.
Want to know how to become a songwriter? Cliff Goldmacher shows what it takes to make it in the music business as a professional songwriter.
Bobby Owsinski interviews legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, the man behind GRAMMY-winning records by Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, and more.
Take your ideas and turn them into epic recordings and live performances—fast—with Bitwig Studio, the next-gen DAW designed specifically for electronic music.
Learn how to create unique sounds for guitar, bass, drums, synths, and even vocals, with the GUITAR RIG effects processor from Native Instruments.
Preview the new features in Logic Pro 10.1, including new EDM and hip-hop drummers, the Drum Machine Designer, an enhanced Mixer, and MIDI editing and sequencing features, and learn how to integrate them into your production workflow as quickly as possible.
Learn how to correct vocal pitch problems with Auto-Tune 8. Make subtle adjustments in minutes, or use Auto-Tune to add creative effects.
Learn how to create drum sounds, beats, and effects with these tutorials for Native Instruments BATTERY 4.
Discover the power of MASSIVE, Native Instrument's popular and flexible soft synth for creating colossal-sounding basslines, leads, pads, and more.
JK "saintjoe" Swopes—educator behind MaschineTutorials.com—shows how to get started creating your own beats, hooks, and harmonies with Maschine.
Get up and running with Reason 8. Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio tracks with this professional-level music production software.
Learn how to quickly clean and repair audio using the built-in tools and effects in Audacity, the popular and free audio editing suite.
GarageBand is free and comes with every Mac. Learn how to lay down tracks with its built-in loops or record your own music with real instruments.
Expand Ableton Live's music-production and live-performance capabilities with the collection of instruments, effects, and tools in Max for Live.
Learn how to understand and negotiate terms for the four major types of music business contracts: recording, management, performance, and rights agreements.
Make electronic dance music that stands out from the rest, with these extreme sound-mangling techniques. Learn how to use vocoders, flangers, distortion, and more, to create a unique sound.
Demonstrates how to transfer audio from Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x to Pro Tools with X2 Pro Audio Convert.
Get started in the business of songwriting. Learn about all of the major organizations, rights, and procedures that songwriters have to deal with in the music business.
Take a look at the best new features in Reason 8, from the redesigned interface to the Softube Amps.
Get a first look at iZotope RX 4, the audio enhancement software for fast, flexible, and precise control over your audio tracks.
Learn how to capture your musical ideas quickly and turn them into great songs with Ableton Live.
Learn the Logic Pro mixing and mastering techniques that every producer and engineer should know, from preparing a project to compression, automation, and mastering.
Move beyond the basics of synth programming, and learn techniques for creating big moving basslines, evocative percussion patterns, and rich synth pads.
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.
Learn how to write your songs in Logic Pro. Get your demo ideas down quickly and polish them into songs worth presenting to your band mates, producer, publisher, or label.
Learn how to create super-pro basslines for your electronic dance music (EDM) tracks.
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.
Learn how to create super-pro drum sounds for electronic dance music (EDM) productions.
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 mix a solid EDM track from raw material with Dave Darlington's Grammy-winning techniques.
Learn the mixing techniques Grammy-winning producer Dave Darlington uses to transform raw audio tracks into great jazz mixes.
Learn how to write, record, and mix a song in GarageBand in 9 simple steps.
Learn Dave Darlington's techniques for achieving his Grammy-winning sound with Waves plugins, including EQ, compression, reverb, delay and modulation, and mastering.
Learn how to notate music in Finale, the industry recognized music notation software, and create professional lead sheets, tablature, or orchestral scores.
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.
Learn how to write a song in Pro Tools, one of the programs professional musicians turn to to record their song ideas quickly and then polish them into demos worth presenting to partners, producers, and record labels.
Turn your laptop into a live-performance instrument, and learn to play backing tracks, process vocals, and loop sounds with MainStage.
Learn how synthesis actually works, how to sculpt sound with filters and envelopes, and how to craft your own synth patches, including leads, pads, drums, and bass.
Start making music with Logic Pro X. Author and Logic Pro insider Dot Bustelo walks through every facet of basic drum programming in Logic Pro, including choosing the right drum kit for the beat, recording, quantizing, sampling, and slicing as well as using the new Logic X beat-making features of Drummer and Arpeggiator.
Covers the basic mixing tools that every producer and engineer should know in Pro Tools, from using EQ to add clarity and focus to applying compression and limiting to control dynamics and maximize track levels within a mix.