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...
Steve Rosenthal MAKING MUSIC

Audio Restoration – a master class

Steve Rosenthal gives an audio restoration master class In the latest instalment of the Gear Club podcast four-time Grammy Award winner Steve Rosenthal shares a whole...
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...
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Making the switch to Ableton

Ableton - what? Sometimes, it seems like there are just too many choices of good DAWs out there, making it difficult to decide which one...
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....
Pro Tips for Pro Sound

12 Top Tips on how to get that Pro Sound

Mixing with the best EQ 1) If you have a loose, muddy bass sound the best thing to do is to record it again properly....
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...
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,...
creating the perfect mix book

Guide to creating the perfect mix revamped and released for FREE

Several years ago we wrote a guide that we felt answered the questions people who were new to the world of mixing might have....
David Booth - The Recording Studio

Interview: David Booth, The Recording Booth

For the second of our series of interviews with leading industry professionals we're speaking to someone who offers something a little extra to everyone...