Audio effects explained - A quick guide for beginners

How to choose the best key for your song

The amazing stereo effect that no-one can hear

Weird and wonderful sounds using the Air Music Tech Chorus plug-in

Add reverb to your recordings using the natural echo chamber technique

Q: What is your main concern if your interest is voice over?

An interesting microphone setup for violinist Nigel Kennedy

Audio left-right test. Does it matter?

Electric guitar - compress before the amp, or after?

What is comb filtering? What does it sound like?

NEW: Audio crossfades come to Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9!

Harmonic distortion with the Soundtoys Decapitator

The problem with parallel compression that you didn't know you had. What it sounds like and how to fix it.

Compressing a snare drum to even out the level

What does parallel compression on vocals sound like?

How to automate tracks that have parallel compression

Why mono is better than stereo for recording vocals and dialogue

Clipping and compressing a drum recording to achieve an exciting sound texture

What is the difference between recording, mixing and mastering?

What is harmonic distortion?

Why digital reverb for acoustic music should be believable, appropriate, and seamlessly integrated with the direct sound from the mics

Loudness normalization using the Waves WLM Plus loudness meter

How to add gated reverb to a snare drum using VerbSuite Classics

How to set the attack time of the compressor

How to use the gain reduction meter in a compressor like the Warm Audio WA-2A Opto Compressor

What is 'presence' in a recording? How do you get it?

When to pan left, when to pan right

Drum reverbs - should they linger longer?

How to record a 50-strong choir and piano accompaniment with just five mics

6 easy techniques to play electric guitar in several ways

What is the difference between gain and level?

Admit it - do you always raise the microphone up and point it down?

Mixing tips debunked? Or maybe not.

How do you record a singer with poor microphone technique?

How to get a drummer to play in time to a click track

How loud should the bass instrument be?

When you are mixing, what is the first thing you should do? What is the last? (And what should you NOT do?)

Better theatre sound through proper loudspeaker placement

How to edit out pops in speech or singing

How to record the saxophone