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Music & Audio Learning Guides

What better way to learn new music and audio skills than with a series of carefully crafted learning guides? Each guide is a curated selection of free tutorials designed to help you master a new skill, from arranging for strings to songwriting and composing.

With so much jargon to master in this field, you'll appreciate the guide to music and audio terms. It's perfect for beginners, and even seasoned audio pros will discover some new terms. There are dozens more guides designed to help you master all aspects of music and audio, so why not dip in and see what you can learn?

  1. Epic Drum Sequencing with QL Stormdrum

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    Probably most of you have played computer games or have watched movies, where the music is made with large percussion hits and really low ethnic drums. I remember watching the Warcraft 3 introduction video, where the attack of the orcs was accompanied by smashing drums. I always wanted to capture that sound and in this quick tip I’ll try to explain you some of the techniques I’ve come across in my experience.
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  2. Side Chain Compression in Ableton Live 8

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    Up to Ableton Live version 6, the software didn’t include a compressor device with side chain input. Ableton Live 7 onwards introduced the new side chain enabled native compressor. The resulting effect is also called "ducking" and in this two-part tutorial we are going to explore it’s uses and demonstrate how his method can assist and enhance your mixing experience.
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  3. Additive Synthesis in Propellerhead Reason

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    Additive synthesis is one of the less common forms of synthesis in use today, but it can be used to create some great sounds. This series will show you how you can create an additive synthesizer using a combinator in Reason. Furthermore, it will improve your understanding of some of the fundamental principles of sound and synthesis in general.
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  4. Using Guitar Amp Simulators 101

    3 Posts
    We're kicking off a new series of expanded, in-depth Basix tutorials, designed to guide you step-by-step through the process of setting up and using guitar amp simulation in your recordings. Beginning with the fundamentals, we’ll work through some simple scenarios and work our way up to advanced tweaks and tricks.
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  5. Essential Synthesis

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    If you are reasonably new to synthesis or find yourself relying on presets too often then it’s always a good idea to get some solid synthesis technique nailed down.
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