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Get tips for recording vocals like a pro—regardless of the DAW you use. Go into the studio with audio engineer Scott Hirsch and learn mic'ing, recording, and creative production techniques for capturing great lead and background vocals.
Almost every vocal track can benefit from some post-production. Learn how to edit, auto-tune, and mix vocals with Logic Pro.
Almost every vocal track can benefit from some post-production. Learn how to edit, auto-tune, and mix vocals with Pro Tools.
Almost every vocal track can benefit from some post-production. Learn how to edit, auto-tune, and mix vocals with Studio One.
Become a master audio mixer. Get a master class in audio mixing from one of the music industry's most admired teachers, Bobby Owsinski. Tune in for a new tip every Thursday.
Learn professional techniques for producing and mixing electronic music with Ableton Live and Ableton Push 2.
Get up and running with REAPER, the up-and-coming DAW for Windows and OS X. Learn how to record audio and MIDI, edit tracks, and mix and master your project.
Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live.
Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Multiplatinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates more of his hit-making song mixing techniques.
Learn the basics of Reason 9, the professional-grade DAW, from setup and recording to mixing and mastering.
Get inspired by master recording engineer Sylvia Massy. Sylvia shares the secrets behind some of her most infamous recording experiments, from piano demolitions to potato filters, and her new favorite tools.
Discover the powerful tool set offered in the audio post-production application Audition CC.
Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making song mixing techniques.
Learn how to put together a modular synthesis system and program a wide variety of sounds with commonly available modules.
Learn how to pitch correct and alter the sonic characteristics of vocals and other audio using Melodyne 4, the leading pitch correction software that can also run as a plugin in most DAWs.
Collaborate with other musicians using Ableton Link. Learn how to use Link to synchronize multiple computers and iOS devices to play in time with Ableton Live.
Compose melodies and basslines, arrange music, mix and master your tracks, and perform live—away from the computer—with the colorful, intuitive Ableton Push and Push 2 controllers.
Interested in a career in music? Learn everything you need to know about working with digital audio, including the digital signal path, compression, DAWs, MIDI, and mixing.
Learn how to use the vast library of KOMPLETE sounds for songwriting and music production in MASCHINE.
Get started with Studio One 3, the fast and agile DAW with powerful editing tools and a rich library of sounds.
Learn professional techniques for producing electronic music in Logic Pro X.
Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master music with Auria Pro, the first professional-level DAW for the iPad.
Preview the new features in Logic Pro 10.1–10.2.1, including Alchemy and Gobbler integration, flex pitching, the Drum Machine Designer, an enhanced Mixer, and improved MIDI editing and sequencing features. Learn how to integrate the latest Logic features into your production workflow as quickly as possible.
Producer JK Swopes demonstrates how to create beats using MASCHINE's built-in sounds, expansions, and samples.
Discover how to turn song ideas and rough recordings into complete, polished tracks, with music producer Evan Sutton's patented music production workflow.
Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools 12.
Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher explains the best practices for attending a music conference such as SXSW, ASCAP EXPO, or Midem.
Take advantage of the advanced instruments and effects in REAKTOR, including MONARK, PRISM, and THE FINGER.
Learn how to use the sound libraries and powerful sound manipulation tools in Spectrasonics Omnisphere.
Get prepared to work on real-world projects with FL Studio. Learn how to create, mix, and arrange songs with this powerful digital audio workstation.
Learn how to write songs on the road and be a productive songwriter even when you're away from the studio.
Learn how to use the powerful UAD-2 and Apollo software/hardware combo from Universal Audio to mix down songs and emulate classic analog sounds.
Learn about amplification, mic'ing, effects processing, and building racks for live performance with GUITAR RIG.
Learn about everything from signal flow and patching to advanced signal processing in ABSYNTH, the semi-modular synthesis tool and powerful effects plugin included with KOMPLETE.
Connect your studio to the cloud with Splice. Learn to back up and manage projects, promote new releases, and find new sounds and inspiration.
Shows nonaudio professionals how to set up Audacity, a free audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and start recording live audio.
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.
Learn advanced techniques for customizing instruments and creating sounds with KONTAKT, the cutting-edge sampler from Native Instruments.
Create awesome beats and explore new sounds with this cutting-edge drum and percussion sampler from Native Instruments.
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.
Learn the basics of recording, editing, mixing, and exporting great-sounding mixes with Pro Tools 12.
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.
Get up and running with FM8, the next gen FM synthesizer from Native Instruments.
Learn how to create out of this world sounds with MASSIVE, using its flexible and powerful filters and routing, audio processing, and modulation features.
Learn how to write, record, and mix songs—before the inspiration fades—with Reason.
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.
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