Audiojunkie Professional Music Production Techniques, Tips and Tutorials for vocals, drum programming and instruments
Here you can find a range of music production tips to help you develop new skills, brush up on those you have forgotten or (for the more experienced producers) compare our methods.
Check out ’30 Second Production Tips’ for quick, but incredibly useful, techniques that will take your production to the next level. For those wanting more detail, I have also created a series of ‘Advanced’ tutorials that walk you through the processes I use in my productions.
Advanced Production Techniques
Best Virtual Instruments For Your Productions
VST instruments are a staple of modern music production but the, ever increasing, choice of synths, samplers and virtual instruments can make it difficult to decide where to invest your, hard earned cash.
We take an in-depth look our favourite VSTs to help you decide which one is best for your productions. Read more...
Live Drum Programming
One of the first skills every producer develops is the ability to program a drum loop, whether through a virtual instrument like Battery or by simply by importing audio into a DAW.
In this tutorial we take an in-depth look at the techniques that I use to program realistic sounding drums. Read more...
Vocals are often the centrepiece of a track and so it is important to give them the attention they deserve.
Whether you are just starting out with recording and mixing vocals or you are an experienced producer looking to brush up on your production skills, you can create high-quality vocal productions with this in-depth guide.
Program Realistic Instruments
The most common complaint I hear about software versions of real instruments is that they don’t sound like the real thing. But, more often than not, this is down to the user rather than the library.
Take look at the techniques that I use to program realistic sounding drums in this in-depth guide. Read more...
30 Second Production Tips
Pre-fade & Post-fade
In this tutorial I explain the difference between pre and post fade when using send effects
In our latest 30 Second Production Tips video, we tell you how to EQ reverbs when used as a send effect.
This production technique can help you achieve punchier drums, driving synths and cut-through vocals
Manual Vocal Levelling
If you want you're struggling to make your vocal recordings 'sit' well in your mix this 30 Second Production Tips video will show you what we do to get the best from our recordings.
What is saturation and how can it be used to make your recordings sound better? We'll tell you how to use saturation to give your tracks extra warmth and colour.
Multiband sidechaining is a great way to fix conflicts in a recordings frequency range, in a more transparent way than straight sidechaining.