or browse by category
The daily, online magazine for creatives.
DIY & Hacking
DJ & Live Performance
Game & Film Audio
Mixing & Mastering
Music Theory & Education
Presonus Studio One
Recording & Production
Synths & Sound Design
Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Stacking Them Up
In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.
Jan. 21, 2019
4 Reasons Musicians & Producers Shouldn’t Care Apple’s iPad Pro 2018 Has No Headphone Output
is the new iPad Pro 2018 Apple announced yesterday really able to replace a modern laptop? How will musicians and producers and DJs cope without a headphone connection on this premium machine?
Oct. 31, 2018
Logic Pro X: Understanding Signal Flow Is Key To Great Audio Recordings
Understanding the fundamentals of how digital audio recording works is the first step to making great recordings in Logic Pro X. Booker Edwards Jr is here to show you how it's done.
Sep. 14, 2018
5 Ways macOS Mojave Will Benefit Musicians & Producers
There's plenty to get excited about in macOS Mojave previewed by Apple yesterday at WWDC. Along with the consumer level bells and whistles there are features that will impact music makers too.
Jun. 4, 2018
Real World Producer's Guide: Switching from Mac to Windows
It's a topic that arouses emotions in many people, but the fact remains that there isn't one perfect system for everyone. Matt Hepworth shares how he switched from a Mac to a Windows system.
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
May. 12, 2018
How To Use Logic Pro X’s Built-In Plugins Only For Mixing And Mastering
Logic Pro X ships with one of the most all-encompassing instrument and effect bundles of any DAW. But is it enough to fulfil all your musical needs? Joe Albano finds out.
Apr. 16, 2018
Modular Apple Mac Pro Coming In 2019: The Options For Musicians & Producers
With Apple's new modular Mac Pro now not coming until 2019, what are your options for getting a high-powered Mac in the meantime? Hollin Jones lays out your choices.
Apr. 8, 2018
Apple Dropping Intel Chips: What This Might Mean For Mac Musicians
All the signs point to Apple transitioning its Mac computers away from Intel and onto its own processors. And the implications for musicians could be huge.
Apr. 3, 2018
3 Ways To Expand Your iPad Or iPhone Storage
Apple’s iOS devices have never had the option to insert a memory card to increase the standard storage capacity, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the size you bought. Hollin Jones explains why.
Mar. 24, 2018
Musicians & Producers: Would You Pay For An Apple Software & Hardware Subscription?
An all-in-one subscription to Apple's software and hardware ecosystem is an interesting idea. Is this something that could help keep your gear current while keeping costs manageable?
Feb. 11, 2018
An Easy Guide To Creating Charts, Diagrams and Infographics Using Apple Numbers & Keynote
Apple's iWork suite of applications comes with all Macs and iOS devices and even works with Windows via iCloud. Iain Anderson shows you how to use it to create charts, diagrams and more.
Oct. 7, 2017
What is Convolution Reverb?
Convolution reverb plug-ins have become the go-to reverb type in recent years. But what exactly is it? How does it work? And why does it produce realistic spaces? Richard Lainhart explains all.
Sep. 22, 2017
Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: The Present And The Future
The Touch Bar in the MacBook Pro has the potential to do great things, but is it being used by enough developers? Here's the state of play, and what could be done in future.
Sep. 9, 2017
Recording Dialogue And Voice Over With MetaRecorder
MetaRecorder is an iOS app that goes above and beyond what many similar audio recording apps can do. Matt Vanacoro found it changed his whole approach to recording voiceover.
Sep. 6, 2017
Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?
The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.
Jul. 21, 2017
Create a Powerhouse Backup Server in 4 Easy Steps
Backing up - even to more than one location - is absolutely essential. Here's how you can re-purpose an old machine as a backup server and make sure you never lose any data again.
Jun. 25, 2017
Special Uses for Emoji in Pro Apps
2016 saw the Emoji reach a new level of acceptance outside of instant messengers and remote communication apps. In this curiously cool article Iain Anderson explores their uses by pro creatives.
Jan. 8, 2017
FCP X: The Same Day Edit
Shooting and editing on the same day to meet tight deadlines? Iain Anderson shows how Final Cut Pro X can be used quickly and effectively for same-day editing in this revealing tutorial article.
Dec. 18, 2016
Using Bluetooth MIDI on iOS and OS X
MIDI over Bluetooth is a technology that is still in its infancy. The concept of connecting MIDI devices wirelessly is appealing of course (look Ma, no wires). But how do you set it up for Mac & iOS?
Dec. 8, 2016
The 2016 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit
So, what exactly happened at the 2016 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit at Apple HQ in Cupertino? Iain Anderson was there and spills the beans on his experience and the direction FCPX is heading in.
Nov. 8, 2016
The Mac: Why Creatives Are Nervous
Ever since the Macintosh was introduced in 1984, artists have embraced the platform for its many capabilities. But is the Mac going the way of the dodo? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth looks at the Macscape.
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
Sep. 21, 2016
How are we doing?
We'd love your thoughts, feedback and questions regarding our new site. All feedback is appreciated!
We do not respond to this form! If you need support, please visit our
Thank you for your input!
Your message has been successfully sent
Don't Know Where To Start?
Ask A Course Advisor
Copy the link below and paste it into an email, forum, or Facebook to share this with your friends.
Make money when you share our links
Become an Ask.Video Affiliate!
The current affiliate rate is: 50%
Classes Start Next Week!
Live 8-week Online Certification Classes for:
Logic Pro X