Berklee Online presents

The Quest for Good Guitar Tone

Thaddeus Hogarth shares his thoughts on achieving your signature tone on electric guitar.

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Guitar Notation Basics

Guitarists might read three different types of notation. Each has its strengths.

How to Change a Loop’s Tempo in Pro Tools

“How do I tempo change a loop in Pro Tools?” This is a common question and the answer is, “There are lots of ways.”

A musician playing a keyboard.

Improve Your Sampler Chops

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins explains how to improve your sampler skills, with advice from his “Producing Music with Reason” course.

Velocity Layers in Reason’s NN-XT Sampler

By grasping the concept of velocity layers in a sampler you will be able to better use and more easily create your own dynamic and exciting sampler patches.

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The Virtues of Virtual Tracks

Learn about the old school function of virtue tracks, and how to apply it to music production today.

EQ Compression

EQ Before or After Compression?

When it comes time for students to mix their final class projects, a common question I hear is, “Should I put the EQ before or after the compressor? Which way is correct?”

How to Practice Your Music Production Skills by Copying a Song

There’s a saying, “Copying is the highest form of flattery.” Copying is also one of the best ways to hone your production skills.

How to EQ a Song Effectively

A common question that students ask is, “How do I use EQ? What’s the best way to EQ each instrument in my mix?” Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question.

How to Set Up Multiple Studio Monitors

Do you think you’re set with one pair of professional studio monitors? If so, think again.