Berklee Online presents

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.

The Master Fader is Not for Monitor Control!

The stereo master fader in your DAW’s virtual mixer is not for controlling the output level of your studio speakers.

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What Does a Compressor Do in Music?

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins teaches you how compressors work and how to effectively apply compression in your mix.

How to Turn Your Rough Draft Demos into Finished Songs

It’s easy for me to advise you to finish all of your productions, no matter what, but what exactly are the steps to getting your tracks done?

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What is Reverb in Music?

Reverb should be applied as a parallel effect, on a bus, in the send/aux return position.