Getting Started feature articles
How to Write a Biography - Writing a Biography for an Artist or a Band
It certainly shouldn't be your intention to pen a book dedicated to a celebrity, but rather to write a document for your Press Kit that can help journalists get to know you better as an artist or band.
The Best Virtual Drums - The Top Commercial Virtual Drums
You want to record your newest song but you have no drummer or your drummer is sick? Virtual drums were conceived to solve this problem. Here is our selection of the best of them...
Parameters of a Compressor - How to Set Up a Compressor
A compressor basically serves to reduce signal dynamics, that is to say the difference between loud and quiet signal parts.
How to Record an Electric Guitar - Recording Your Electric Guitar
You have an electric guitar, you have learned how to play it, you have written a wonderful song, and now you just have to record it. But how?
How To Get a Broken Voice - How To Break Your Voice
It's hard to do a Janis Joplin song if your voice sounds like Madonna, or to sing Springsteen with Boy George's voice. Is there a way to get a broken voice?
The Top Free Software Compressors - The 10 Best Freeware Compressor Plug-ins
Not satisfied with the standard compressor included in your sequencer? Here you have 10 must-have plug-ins for Mac or PC that should make you happy at zero cost...
How to choose a bass amp - Bass amp buyer's guide
I read somewhere that Leo Fender’s genius was in his business choices. He was one of the first to understand that the success of an electronic instrument depended on the quality of its amplification. He then put out a new amp to go with every new guitar. Without the Bassman, the Precision would have taken a lot more time to become successful! Tha…
How to get the levels "just right" - Recording Levels And Gain Staging
One of the questions that I get asked fairly often by neophyte recording enthusiasts is "how hot should I record?" The amount of signal you record per track can have an effect on not only the sound of that individual track, but on the overall mix of all tracks as well. There are definitely some misconceptions floating around out there in terms of …
How to Compose Music in the Studio - Music Composing on the Fast Track
Don't let technology get in the way of your inspiration—tame that technology, and make it work for you.