Hints & Tips

Hints & Tips
Producer George Perks

Interview: George Perks, Producer at The Crypt Studio

Nestled away in the leafy splendour of North London's crouch end lies 'The Crypt': a beautiful studio housed inside a converted stone church. It is here that George...
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Computer Music – Getting Started!

All You Need Is A Computer! Life can be so unfair. Just because you can't sing or play an instrument, why can't you be a...
Mixing on headphones

Can you mix on headphones? 4 solid reasons why you should!

Headphones or monitors? The question used to divide much of the mixing community – and probably still does – but recent developments in music-listening...
Pro Tips for Pro Sound

12 Top Tips on how to get that Pro Sound

Mixing with the best EQ1) If you have a loose, muddy bass sound the best thing to do is to record it again properly....
Hit Record tips

Producing a Hit Song – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

If it's near Christmas, you might want to read this first. This Tutorial was written using Steinberg’s Cubasis VST, the forerunner of Cubase SE 3....
Music Sampler

Sample editing

The manipulation of audio samples is an integral part of the music process. We describe the essential functions you'll find in most audio editors...
Christmas Hits

How to Produce a Christmas Number One Hit

The worst thing about Christmas has to be listening to Top Of The Pops and the Christmas Number 1 – Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams,...
Drum Loops

Drum Loop and Sample Tips

Although there are more drum sample CDs out there than Madonna albums, the die hard sample aficionado will want to do everything from scratch,...
Production and Mixing tips

Music Production and Mixing Tips & Tricks

What makes a pro recording pro? What is the "sound" that the pros get and how can you make your recordings sound more professional?...
How to create drum loops

Creating and Manipulating Drum Loops

A little sample manipulation and processing can help create your perfect drum loop. We wield the scissors and the paste pot... Drum tracks form the...