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.
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.
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 a first look at iZotope RX 4, the audio enhancement software for fast, flexible, and precise control over your audio tracks.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Follow a top-tier live sound engineer around the setup for a Rush concert in a 12,000-seat arena show in Denver, Colorado.
Watch Brian Lee White and Alex Case perform advanced audio adjustments inside Pro Tools, while they guide you through their reasoning in the built-in video window.
Watch Brian Lee White and Alex Case perform advanced audio adjustments inside Logic Pro, while they guide you through their reasoning in the built-in video window.
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.
Learn how to create a high-energy, engaging soundtrack for an Internet or TV commercial that underscores your client's brand and visual message.
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.