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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. Editing Audio: The Complete Guide

    10 Posts
    Editing audio can be quick and handy, or long and arduous. It is an essential skill that can make a tremendous difference to the final track. Modern DAWs give you almost unlimited editing power and flexibility. Here is a collection of tuts that help you make the most of that power.
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  2. Masterful Reverb: Everything You Need to Know

    13 Posts
    Reverb is an incredibly important effect that can add life to a track. How you use it is totally up to you. Reverb can be subtle or blatant, sound natural or add interesting flavors to the mix. Using it effectively takes skill and experience, and knowing the right techniques.

    Here is a broad collection of tutorials that aim to teach you those techniques, starting with great advice for the beginner, progressing to advanced techniques, and showing you how to produce some classic reverb effects. Work through them in order, or jump to the tut that most interests you. When you're finished, review what you've learned with the quiz.
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  3. Demystifying the Mod Matrix

    2 Posts
    Many advanced synths in Reason have a Mod Matrix – an essential component in creating great patches. In Part 1 we become familiar with the way the Mod Matrix works, and in Part 2 we cover some more advanced topics.
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  4. Creative Session: All About Compression

    15 Posts
    One essential way to shape your sounds is compression, but using compression effectively takes knowledge, skill and experience. In these tutorials we explain what compression is, and when how to use it. We tackle buss, parallel, multi-band or side-chain compression.
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  5. How to Record Guitar

    10 Posts
    There are a thousand ways to record and mix guitars. Every guitarist has a sound and every mixing engineer has specific mixing tricks that he likes using to draw forward the true character of the guitar. In these tuts you'll find helpful guidelines about recording, EQ, compression and mixing both acoustic and electric guitars.
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