Studio & Production
What Makes a Song Catchy?

What Makes a Song Catchy?

“Catchy” songs are often carefully crafted to have that effect on listeners. Using mathematical formulae and human psychology, earworms are made with a lot of thought and intent behind them. What makes a song catchy? Is it mere artistic expression or is there a whole lot more to it? Here is an attempt to break ...

Ableton Live vs Logic Pro – Which Is Better? (2021)

Ableton Live vs Logic Pro – Which Is Better? (2021)

While those who have been working on Logic Pro will tell you that it is hands down the best DAW, Ableton Live loyalists would beg to differ! While these DAWs used to be very different, they have gotten much more similar in recent years now that Logic Pro includes a live looping view and a much more similar sampler ...

Garageband vs Audacity – Which Is Better?

Garageband vs Audacity – Which Is Better?

Both Garageband and Audacity are free music audio tools that you can use to record, mix, edit, and manipulate your beats. However, there are fundamental differences between the two that could make you favor one over the other based on your needs. For example, Garageband is closed-source and only available on Apple ...

The 13 Best Free Serum Skins

The 13 Best Free Serum Skins

Serum is an amazing synth plugin, but easy to get into a creative block when using any plugin for a long time. In that case, trying out a new serum skin can give it a fresh look and get you into a new creative zone!  Alright, now let’s explore some of the best free Serum skins that you can get for free. ...

The 5 Best Mics for Recording Piano (2021)

The 5 Best Mics for Recording Piano (2021)

Recording a piano is not an easy task and if you want to do it right, you have to use the right microphones. Neumann U87 AI is a great mic for recording a piano, though its price is outside the budget for most people. The Rode M5 MP is a great budget-friendly mic that will give you sound good quality for a ...

Pop Filter vs Foam – Which One Should You Use?

Pop Filter vs Foam – Which One Should You Use?

A foam cover blocks the wind from interfering with the microphone in open-air settings, whereas pop filters do a better job at suppressing the popping and plosive sounds from your mouth. Both components do a somewhat similar job, which is reducing the pressure generated on the microphone. Foam covers (also ...

The 7 Best Keyboards for Making Beats

The 7 Best Keyboards for Making Beats

A great keyboard designed for making beats can really do wonders for your music production workflow. These keyboards come in a bunch of different designs, from the number of keys, drum pads, knobs, and other controls. Therefore it’s best to choose one that suits your production style the best. My pick as the best ...

The Best Beat Making Software 2021

The Best Beat Making Software 2021

Great beat making software can make a world of difference for your music production game. All of the software below are pretty easy to get started with, but powerful enough to produces mixes to a commercial standard. 1. Ableton Live 11 The Ableton Live 11 is a well-rounded software that can step up your ...

The 5 Best Audio Interfaces for Mac (2021)

The 5 Best Audio Interfaces for Mac (2021)

Are you looking for an audio interface for your Mac? You can get high-quality audio recording and monitoring thanks to these external devices with either USB or Thunderbolt connectivity. They have microphone preamps, inputs for connecting instruments, headphone preamplifiers, MIDI signal management, etc. In short, ...

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