1. Music & Audio

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. Compression Tricks Of The Pros (Premium)

    3 Posts
    Many an engineer has found compression to be one of the most mysterious processes in audio. You can turn the knobs on a compressor until it does something that might work in the track, but imagine how much better your mix could sound if you knew precisely the reasoning behind every control, then the best way to set them up. In this new series we’re going to look at compressors, limiters, gates and de-essers, then make them work better than you ever thought they could.
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  2. All About EQ

    5 Posts
    Knowing how to use an equalizer is a fundamental skill for anyone working with audio, yet it is one of the most abused. Here is a collection of tips and tutorials that will teach you what you need to know.
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  3. 1001 Uses of Ableton Live’s Utility Device

    2 Posts
    At the bottom of Ableton Live’s device list lies the Utility device. At first glance, the device doesn’t seem to be so useful to users compared to other Ableton Live devices. The truth is, thought, that the Utility can perform some very useful tasks, indeed.
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  4. Music Notation in Sibelius

    6 Posts
    In this new exciting series you’ll learn everything about music notation for all sorts of purposes: writing for a pop or rock band or writing a symphony for orchestra. You’ll learn quite a lot of things like notation for guitar, drums, special symbols and more.
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