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Article Series

Below you will find all our Article Series.


Creative Sampling

(2 articles)

Nicholas Rowland's brief 2-part series exploring ways to sample creatively.


Synth School

(12 articles)

Get up to scratch with synthesizing methods by reading Paul Wiffen's 12-part series on synth programming! This series covers topics from analogue fundamentals to complex forms of digital synthesis and instrument modelling techniques.


Effective Drum Programming

(4 articles)

The purpose of this 4-part series is to look at some of the basic principles of drum programming as the inspiration for creating your own loops. 


Clavia Nord Modular

(2 articles)

Paul Nagle's two-part review of Clavia's Nord Modular; an affordable modular hardware synth whose selection of modules and signal routing is user‑definable in software, offering the synthesist staggering scope for sound design.


Making Arrangements

(4 articles)

So just how do you go about arranging a tune? This article series looks at various ways to lay out a song and methods ways to colour up a track.


Where To Use Signal Processors & Why

(6 articles)

Paul White's essential guide.


Practical Drum Miking

(2 articles)

Read about the way a drum kit works and the factors which influence how it's miked up and recorded. And if you're ever called upon to mike up or record a kit, perhaps you'll approach it with less trepidation after having read this short series.


Multi-effects Explained

(5 articles)

5-part series exploring the modern effects processor and how it can be applied in your mixes.


Korg Trinity Series

(2 articles)


MIDI Basics

(5 articles)

Paul White's explainer guide to the most important parameters and functions you need to grasp to make the most of MIDI.


Making The Most Of Your Emu Proteus

(2 articles)

Get your programming fingers dirty and unearth the hidden power of Emu's characterful sample-based sound modules. (Tips apply to all models of Proteus and related offshoots.)


MIDI Controllers & How To Use Them

(2 articles)


Creating Analogue Sounds On Digital Synths

(4 articles)

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Practical Studio Design

(5 articles)

Welcome to our 5-Part in-depth series on recording studio design principles that work for most studio spaces.