Studio & Production
How Auto-tune Changed Music

How Auto-tune Changed Music

Just a couple of decades ago, singers needed to sing in tune: there was no way of adjusting the pitch in post-production. Singers either had to record once again an imperfect note or accept the imperfection as part of the recording. In 1997, Antares Audio Technologies released a revolutionary audio processor that ...

How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (Free and Paid Options)

How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (Free and Paid Options)

Thinking about automatically converting MIDI tracks to sheet music? There are a variety of great options to choose from. If you were wondering which software you can use to do this properly, we have created a list of the best software and online services you can use to get the work done. With these ...

8 Great Music Theory and Ear Training Apps

8 Great Music Theory and Ear Training Apps

Did you know you can learn a lot about Music Theory just by using an app on your phone? Did you know you can learn to recognize differences in relative pitch just by playing quizzes and games on your iPad? There are hundreds of Music Theory and Ear Training apps available for both Android and iOS. They all claim ...

The 6 Best Mixing Books to Get a Professional Sound

The 6 Best Mixing Books to Get a Professional Sound

Mixing music is a fine balance between theory and art. You need to understand the fundamentals to take control of your sound. Reading some books on the subject is a great way to get started. The mix standard of commercial releases is now at a very high level. If you want tracks to compete and stand out against ...

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: there is no ready-made formula or recipe to become a successful songwriter. By successful, I mean able to make a living out of the craft of songwriting. You don't have to make millions and hit the charts. When you can pay the bills and feed your family without ...

10 Great Music Making Apps for iOS and Android

10 Great Music Making Apps for iOS and Android

Today you can create full music tracks needing nothing more than the phone in your pocket. Smartphones and tablets can't fully compete with professional music software for computers, but they can still go a long way. This is especially true for mainstream forms of electronic music and/or beat making. Of course, ...

10 Great Books for Songwriters

10 Great Books for Songwriters

You only need to scroll your social media feed to see how many people out there are willing to sell you their incredible formula for success. A formula that often comes at a high price and that almost always reveals itself as a mere commonplace piece of advice you already heard either from your friend or your mother ...

The 5 Best 88 Key Midi Keyboards (2021)

The 5 Best 88 Key Midi Keyboards (2021)

On the lookout for a great 88 Key MIDI Keyboard? This is the guide for you. The piano has been through history one of the most iconic and popular instruments. With the arrival of electronic music, a combination of keyboards and computers became essential in any musicians studio and work. And a combination of full ...

Akai MPK Mini MKII Review – MIDI Controller
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Akai MPK Mini MKII Review – MIDI Controller

Getting your hands on a MIDI controller is a great way to level up your production and live DJ skills. If you are looking for something affordable, compact, and really useful then we recommend you to consider MPK Mini MKII USB midi controller. It does not matter if you wish to use it for a live show or studio ...

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