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A Buyer's Guide to Vintage Drum Machines

Erik Hawkins offers tips for buying vintage drum machines, including what to look for and the best models for musicians on a budget.

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Using the Behringer Model D

Erik Hawkins shows you how this synth actually works in the mix by programming some patches and demonstrating how you can incorporate it into your workflow.

Choosing a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

There are so many amazing DAW programs available today, it’s hard to know which one is the right one for you.

Gear Review: The Atom SSD by Glyph

Having a dependable hard drive for your projects is a really important part of your music production rig.

Tutorial: GoPro Music Video Set Up

If you’re going to produce a home music video, you want to make it look good. Fortunately, this doesn’t require a lot of expensive cameras and lights.

Analog Synths and MIDI Controllers at Winter NAMM 2016

I’ve been going to the Winter NAMM Show every year since 1999.

Back to the Basics

A common question I hear from aspiring music producers is, “How can I use a sample pack to quickly build a beat?”

Hawk's NAMM 2015 Report

Each year, for the past several years, NAMM seems to draw bigger crowds and more manufacturers announcing more amazing toys. This year’s NAMM convention was in keeping with this trend.

From Demo, to Mix, to Master

I often find that inexperienced producers try to make their song sound as loud as possible before they’ve produced a solid mix.

A Tour of EastWest Studios

If you ever have the opportunity to visit a major recording studio, someplace where the history of recording was written, such as Abbey Road Studios in London