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By Nate Mars | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

5 Reasons to Use Splice for Music Production

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Splice is a new platform and technology that easily connects your music production studio to the cloud.

I’ve been using it for and have found it helpful in a number of ways. In my new free lynda.com course, Up and Running with Splice, I dive into the specifics for signing up and installing Splice, sharing projects with collaborators, backing up your project, and more.

In this article, I’m going to show you a few ways that Splice can help you with your own music production.

By Bobby Owsinski | Friday, July 31, 2015

Why Vinyl Records Are Back for Another Spin

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Eighty-five years after their debut, vinyl records are once again the hot new music release format.

Sales of vinyl records are seeing double-digit increases again this year and major record labels order a separate master for vinyl with just about every mastering job these days.

Why has such an antiquated format captured the attention of even hard-to-please Millennials? There’s no single answer, but like with most good consumer products, there are a lot of factors involved.

By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

5 Reasons to Love GarageBand — from a Skeptic

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I used to think GarageBand was an odd toy: too complex for a novice songwriter to use, and too underpowered for a serious musician. But after giving it a fair shake, turns out I was completely wrong.

There’s a lot to like about GarageBand whether you’re a seasoned pro or an eager beginner—especially if you have more than one Apple device.

Here are five reasons why a skeptic like me ended up falling in love with GarageBand.

By David Franz | Friday, February 20, 2015

A Peek Inside the Music Industry

Look inside the music industry

We’re proud to introduce a new four-part interview series offering a look inside the music industry through the insights and stories of four of its rule-breakers.

Watch as music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews iconic industry personalities Al Schmitt, Richard Gibbs, Hanson Hsu, and Michael Beinhorn—all of whom have an uncanny capacity for adaptation, reinvention, and making their own luck.

We kick off the series with Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys featuring the Grammy-winningest music producer/engineer in history (23 so far!).

By Brian Lee White | Sunday, February 8, 2015

Is Auto-Tune Evil? Another Perspective


Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune (and pitch correction tools like it) have solidified themselves as a fundamental part of 21st-century music production.

With the recent release of Auto-Tune 8 and the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards both upon us, it’s a great time to discuss a few misconceptions surrounding tuning software and its role in modern music production—as well as offer up some of my best practices as a professional using these tools daily.

By Julian Velard | Saturday, February 7, 2015

Live Musicians Will Love Apple's MainStage 3 Update

The mainstage 3 update has dozens of new features

It’s been a year and a half since Apple introduced MainStage 3, a major update to its surprisingly powerful, very affordable, user-friendly live music application.

Mainstage 3.1 recently debuted with dozens of new features and bug fixes. Some of these features will be extremely useful to power users trying to get the most out of their computer on stage.

Let’s take a look.

By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Inside the Logic Pro X 10.1 Update


Logic Pro X 10.1 may be just an incremental upgrade for Apple’s flagship digital audio workstation, but underneath the hood it feels like a full release in itself.

Apple claims the Logic Pro X 10.1 update is focused on EDM (electronic dance music) and hip-hop productions, but the new beat-generation tools, updated sounds and instruments, and streamlined editing features have something to offer no matter what type of music you’re making.

Let’s take a look at the great new features in Logic Pro X.

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