How to Set up Studio Monitors

Studio monitors are perhaps the most important tool you have in your music production arsenal. If your studio monitors are poor quality or not set up correctly, you won’t be able to hear an accurate representation of the sound of your music.

Unfortunately, many beginners and even advanced producers don’t set up their studio speakers correctly. Setting up your speakers wrong could result in undesirable effects such as lack of bass and comb filtering.

So how should you set up your studio to get the best possible sound? This article lists everything you need to know about how to set up studio monitors.

What DAW Is the Best Music Production Software?

There’s never been a better time to be a music producer. In the past, you’d need to go to an expensive recording studio if you wanted to make a serious recording. These days, you can have as much recording power as a professional studio from just your laptop.

With that said, the sheer number of options available makes it quite difficult for a beginner to get into digital audio creation. The music software you choose can have a dramatic impact on your workflow and the kind of music you can create. You need to take the time to pick the right software for you.

So what is the best music production software for your needs? This is a complicated question that we explore in detail in the article below.

Top 10 Home Recording Studio Essentials

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, the recorded music revenues in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row and reached $12.2 billion.

As this industry has become more popular, more people have found that you can produce high-quality records in a home recording studio rather than paying another recording studio. Do you want to learn more about what it takes to set up a home recording studio?

Keep reading this guide for the top 10 essential equipment you need to make the best home studio set-up!

Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Synthesizer: Everything You Need to Know

The first electronic sound synthesizer was invented in 1955 at the Radio Corporation of America. Soon after, Moog released their commercial synth during the sixties and transformed popular music. But do you know the many options available today?

Choosing a synth can be tricky, especially if you don’t know the sound you want. Read on as we present our essential synthesizer guide and help you decide which one to buy.

Sweeping Effects and Doubling with Ableton’s Phaser-Flanger Device

The phaser and flanger in Ableton are among the most useful effects you can use in your track to add that psychedelic effect. These effects can add movement to boring hi-hats and they can make your guitars sound like they are flying through the sky like a jet plane.

There are a million different uses for these effects, but in most cases, they are great sound design tools. In this article we are going to talk about Ableton Lives amazing Phaser-Flanger stock plugin.

Authentic Piano Sounds From the Ableton Electric Device

One instrument commonly found in many types of music is the electric piano. Ableton Electric is an instrument device that emulates the sound of electric pianos. The device uses physical modeling produced with the help of Applied Acoustic Systems.

The electric piano is like the electric guitar it has a sound that is timeless and can be adapted to any genre. For the longest time, I was searching for a good electric piano plugin that doesn’t require Kontakt to be played. I wanted something synthesized and low on the CPU. When Ableton released Electric, it was almost like they heard my prayers.

In this article, we will talk all about the Ableton Live Electric plugin.

Everything You Need To Know About Ableton Instruments Collection

Ableton Live comes with many built-in instrument devices. From synthesizers to physical modeling, the native instrument devices in Ableton provide a wide variety of sound options.

This article is a guide that will teach you the very basics of each Ableton Instrument device. Inside each individual article, you will find a more in-depth walkthrough of all of the parameters of each Instrument Device.

We broke each instrument down into 5 categories: Synthesizers, Samplers, Drums, Physical Modelling, and Utilities.

Let’s get started!

Ableton Collision: Plucky Sounds Using Resonator Synthesis

Ableton Collision is a synthesizer that uses resonances to create mallet timbres. While there are many different synthesizers in the world. Many of them use already familiar methods of synthesis: additive, FM, subtractive, etc.

There is a form of synthesis that often gets overlooked. This form of synthesis uses resonant frequencies to create mallet sounds. Ableton Live has one of those synthesizers and it’s called Collision. In this article, we are diving deep into Collision.

Ableton Drum Synths: Stand Alone Drum Sound Generators

We’ve all been there. You browse your endless sample library for some knocking drums, but none of them fit the track you’re working on.

Even your favorite kick that you used a hundred times by now just doesn’t feel right.

If you’re like me you will open up the Ableton Live Drum Synths and start creating your own drum sounds. In this article, we are going to talk about the awesome drum synthesis instruments in Ableton Live.