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Real Analog Tape Sound: Is It Worth the Hassle?

What happens when you take a virtual instrument out of your DAW and record it to analog tape? Magic!

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Gear Review: The Edge Mic from Antelope Audio and Mic Modeling Software

Can Antelope Audio’s Edge mic modeling microphones really sound like classic, high-end mics that cost thousands of dollars more?

What the Sequential TOM Drum Machine (and Knight Rider) Can Teach Us about MIDI Implementation

A beat from a 1980s drum machine, combined with a 1980s TV show and new technology make for a wild ride.

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.

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.

Go Back to the Basics with Beatport Sounds and Ableton Live Drum Rack

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.