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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. A Guide to Mastering Your Audio Project

    2 Posts
    Mastering is the very last stage in music production before your tracks go out into the world. It's an important stage. If you skip it, your tracks are almost guaranteed to sound ‘weak’ when compared to like-sounding commercial material.
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  2. Using WaveFactory’s Classic Rock Drums

    2 Posts
    In this video series we are going to take a look at Classic Rock Drums from WavesFactory. Part 1 will look at installing the plugin and getting it setup inside with multi outs for maximum control. In Part 2, we will check out an interesting way to get more isolation from each microphone by using some clever MIDI routing.
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  3. Manipulating MIDI: Setup, Sequencing and Secrets

    32 Posts
    MIDI is a relatively old technology in the electronic music industry. It came into being in the early 80s as a way for electronic instruments - including synths, drum machines and sequencers - to talk to one another. Over the years it has evolved, and is at its most powerful when creating music using computer software.

    So how is MIDI different to audio? Where do I start? How do I connect MIDI devices to your computer? What are control codes? How do I make MIDI music sound more realistic? Here is a range of tutorials from basic to advanced that explain it all.
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  4. A Beginner’s Guide To Songwriting

    3 Posts
    This series focuses on showing complete beginners how to write a simple song. It will focus predominantly on the process of writing a song, rather than the specific software and hardware techniques, skills and applications you might need in the recording, mixing, and mastering of that song.
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  5. 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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