Software & Plugins
The 9 Best Guitar VST Plugins – Free and Paid Options

The 9 Best Guitar VST Plugins – Free and Paid Options

Want to expand your guitar recording options but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on physical gear? No problem! Getting a good guitar VST plugin is a great alternative for all those who seek decent guitar tones. Of course, the sound quality usually can’t match the sound of physical units but in most cases, ...

The 10 Best Vocoder Plugins – Our Pick

The 10 Best Vocoder Plugins – Our Pick

Looking for a great vocoder plugin to add some extra creative flair to your vocals or other sounds? We've got some great options in this article. The classic 'robotic' sound is the most common example that comes to mind when it comes to vocoders. However, you can do so much more with them. Just check out some of ...

MP3 to MIDI: Easy Guide, Best Tools, How it Works

MP3 to MIDI: Easy Guide, Best Tools, How it Works

Looking to quickly convert an audio file to MIDI? (This can be anything from MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AIFF, FLAC) We talk through the best online converters and free tools to use. We also tell you how to convert mp3 to MIDI in Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and FL Studio. Despite being around for decades, MIDI protocol is still ...

The Best Free Orchestral Plugins for Music Producers

The Best Free Orchestral Plugins for Music Producers

Bring your tracks to life with these great free orchestral plugins. For any music enthusiast hearing an orchestra in a real setting is a hair-raising experience. To witness so many instruments play in perfect synchronization as a melting pot of beautiful symphony is an insurmountable sensory pleasure. However, in ...

The Differences Between Mixing and Mastering

The Differences Between Mixing and Mastering

Mixing and Mastering are commonly perceived as interchangeable terms but they are two completely distinct processes applied to music production. In short, mixing is the process that blends each of the individual parts of the song (such as vocals, guitars, synths, drums, etc) into one track. The objective is to ...

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 ...

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 in true for mainstream forms of electronic music and/or beat making. Of course, ...