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News : Tips on recording a kick drum

There are a lot of important things to keep in mind when you’re recording a kick drum. It seems like it’d be as simple as putting a mic in front of the drum, but there is so much more! Here are some quick tips on recording and mixing a good kick drum. Microphone – a good mic ...more

How To : Record with electronic drums

In this drumming video series, you'll learn tips and techniques on recording with electronic drums. Our expert Steve Blank will show step-by-step, from the click track, scratch vocals, and laying down the first drum track, to building dynamics with background percussion, addin ...more

How To : Mic and record a live drum kit in stereo

Capturing a live drum kit is arguably the most challenging aspect of recording a band. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one, which presents a detailed, easy-to-follow overview of the recording process. This series addresses microphone choice, pla ...more

How To : Record a drum set

Check out this instructional recording video that demonstrates a few basic steps you need to know to record a drum set. You will learn microphone placement and the 3 to 1 rule. Record better sound quality and learn how to properly record a drum set by following the tips outlin ...more

How To : Use RockBand drums in GarageBand to record beats

How to set up the RockBand drum kit for the Xbox360 to work with GarageBand. It will act as a basic Midi Controller through Musical Typing. I have used it to trigger drums kits but you could use it to trigger other things. There are 2 small pieces of software needed to make it ...more

How To : Create an Acapella track in Audacity

OK, your recording session is done and it went great! Well, except for the guitar. And bass. And drums. Oh, the trumpet was off. Tamborine was "meh", the harmonica was off key, the wood block was off time... you get it. The music was all wrong. BUT, the vocals were great. So, ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Use chicken pickin' on the guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play 12-bar blues on the guitar like Albert Lee

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How To : Bend chords on an electric guitar like Albert Lee

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How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Buddy Guy

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Make a drum loop with MIDI on Pro Tools

This video shows a quick and easy way to create a drum loop using "MIDI MERGE". A stereo instrument track with expand 2 is used here. First, select a track, expand 2, and select session drums (you can take any other track) for the patch and also create a "click track" which wi ...more

How To : Mic a drum kit with a Shure drum microphone kit

Check out this instructional recording video that shows you how to mic a drum kit for a live performance. This uses a minimalist set up with the Shure drum microphone kit. The kit includes six mics and three clips. Record your drum kit during a live performance by learning how ...more

News : Richie Hayward Benefit in San Jose, August 13, 2010

DRUM! Magazine — the leading magazine for drummers and percussionists worldwide — has announced the biggest drumming event ever to take place in Northern California. On Friday, August 13, drummers will descend on the San Jose Repertory Theatre in the heart of Silicon Valley to ...more

News : Lasse Gjertsen

Lasse Gjertsen is a pretty cool dude. I know he's not really playing these drums so it doesnt really count, but he comes up with some really cool beats. Its really inspiring to me just to hear a beat that he creates. He is a young man from Norway, hes great with film and editi ...more

How To : Use Drum Clean-Up to prepare your drums for mixing

Check out this instructional recording video that demonstrates how to use Drum Clean Up. Before you mix and master the drums, take some time to clean up each track. This will save you time in the end. The Drum Clean up helps you prepare your drums for mixing. Learn a few tips ...more

How To : Route FX using StudioLive

In this video, we learn how about routing FX using the StudioLive with Brandon Hays. To recall an effect, select the effect button and then page down to gt the list of effects for A and B. Once it's been selected, hit the recall button and then find the mono delay for the voca ...more

How To : Import a loop and record audio in Studio One

First you need to do is press the t button in your keyboard and add a new mono track. Choose mono in format and click OK. Now click on record enable icon located at the left side and then click on input 1 an choose eureka - s/pdif r. Now add tuner to the track by pressing the ...more

News : Five-Arm Turntable Has Got It on Lock

If you have a fear of needles, you may want to sit this one out. Billed as an "analog answer for the digitalized DJ," this five-arm turntable plays an ode to the lock groove. What's a lock groove? Glad you asked. Whereas normal grooves lead the stylus in toward the label of th ...more

News : Conrad Schnitzler - Conrad and Sohn

What more is there to say about the almighty Conrad Schnitzler? One of the original founders of Tangerine Dream and Kluster (later Cluster), his contributions to the world of German experimental electronic music have been enormous. With album, cassette, and cd releases miles l ...more

How To : Play tape echo effects on an electric guitar

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How To : Scratch samples and drum beats

Scratch the drum beat on a record to keep the party going. Learn how to work with multiple samples and scratch drum beats to keep the party going. Part 1 of 14 - How to Scratch samples and drum beats. Scratch samples and drum beats - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this v ...more

How To : Understand 4-track reel to reel tape recorders

In these music studio recording and production videos, learn how to use a 4-track reel to reel tape recorder to capture your vocals, guitar parts, drums, record songs, or even make a demo CD. Our expert will walk you through the operation of a fairly simple reel to reel machin ...more

How To : Play "A Child Is Born" by Thad Jones on the piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This lesson teaches you how to play "A Child is Born," written by the great trumpet player Thad Jones, on piano. The most moving recording of this song is on th ...more

How To : Edit beats and samples in FL Studio

Get just the right sound for your drum beats and sampled tracks. Learn how to use the sound editing features and presets of FL Studio in this free digital audio workstation tutorial from our music recording expert. Part 1 of 16 - How to Edit beats and samples in FL Studio. Edi ...more

How To : Use advanced functions in Logic Pro 8

In this music recording software video tutorial, learn how to use one of the latest programs for bands and musicians: Apple Logic Pro. This software allows the user to record a song from beginning to end, bounce tracks, master, and do a final mix down to CD, mp3, and other des ...more

How To : Make beats using Logic Pro 8

In this music recording software video tutorial, learn how to use one of the latest programs for bands and musicians: Apple Logic Pro. This software allows the user to record a song from beginning to end, bounce tracks, master, and do a final mix down to CD, mp3, and other des ...more

How To : Use Apple Logic Pro

In this music recording software video tutorial, learn how to use one of the latest programs for bands and musicians: Apple Logic Pro. This software allows the user to record a song from beginning to end, bounce tracks, master, and do a final mix down to CD, mp3, and other des ...more

How To : Do reggaeton beat sequencing

In this video series, learn how to sequence Reggaeton beats on a Korg Triton keyboard. Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instrume ...more

How To : Choose a Proper Practice Amplifier

A practice amplifier can be just about anything, but by definition it’s probably not something you are going to gig with. Getting Started If the amp is for practice, you generally don’t need a big one. Up to 15-watts is pretty standard, with 30 to 50-watts being about as big ...more

How To : Play hip hop beats on piano

Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instruments like a thumping bass drum, crisp hi hat cymbals, tight snare hits, and other percus ...more

News : The Tree as Stradivarius

According to Wikipedia, to be called "the Stradivari" of any field is to be deemed the finest there is... "A Stradivarius is a stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari. According to their reputation, the quality of their s ...more

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