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Preserve Your Music! - Strategies for archiving your session files and mixes for the long haul
Back in the days of analog tape, archiving multitrack sessions was not an easy task. You needed a place to store the bulky tape reels, and if you didn’t “bake” the tapes to get the moisture out of th…
Classic Gear Spotlight: The Les Paul - Part 2 - And the Guitar Was Born!
The telephone rings. Pegg's back suddenly stiffens, she adjusts her glasses before picking up the phone. She can tell by the timbre of the voice that asks for Ted McCarty that it's bad news for her b…
Classic Gear Spotlight: The Les Paul - Part 1 - History of the Les Paul
The tale begins in Winter 1951.
Get Up to Speed with Apple Loops - A video lesson on using Apple Loops in Logic Pro X and GarageBand
Whether you're a Logic or GarageBand user, you can spice up your recordings with a huge range of instrument loops and sound effects via the Apple Loops that were included with your DAW. Here's a vid…
Tips on How to Efficiently Use Pro Tools - Power Tips for the Pro Tools Novice — Part 2
In part 1 of this article, we looked at preference settings and key commands. Here in part 2, the focus will be on the Smart Tool, some important timeline options, and how to create customized sessio…
Power Tips for the Pro Tools Novice – Part 1 - Learn How to Produce Music Faster and More Efficiently with Pro Tools
Avid Pro Tools features industry standard audio recording, editing, and mixing, along with a reasonably well-featured MIDI section. But with an application this powerful, getting up to speed can take…
Making Music on the iPad - The iPad for Musicians: Present State
Considered a bulky iPhone by its detractors when it was first presented, the iPad has been revolutionizing the market of mobile computing ever since — and our DAWs as a consequence. A good enough rea…
Choosing a Laptop for Music Making: Part 2 - Lifting the Lid on Audio Laptops: The Test
In Part 2 we go deeper into PC laptops for music production and put a few choice models to the test.
Choosing a Laptop for Music Making: Part 1 - Lifting the Lid on Audio Laptops
Finding the right laptop for music production can be rather troublesome. In this, the first of two articles, we're going to look at the reasons why laptops have problems and what can be done about it.
Could the Apple iPhone be the best portable recorder? - My iPhone is an 8-Track Recorder
The iPhone is a great little piece of machinery. It can do anything! What's the weather going to be like in Chicago tomorrow? At what time does Police Academy 17 run again? 7:20pm. A Bomberman game…