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The Entire Music Production Process, Explained gear & software Mar 10, 2022

When I was a beginner writer and producer, there was one part of the music production process I forgot to do. So today, I’m going over the entire production process...

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I Wrote a Song Using Only GarageBand Presets gear & software Nov 11, 2021

It’s incredibly important to be able to produce your own music these days, and the most important tool to produce music is a DAW. Thankfully there’s free DAWs...

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3rd Party vs Stock Plugins: Are They Worth the Money? gear & software Oct 14, 2021

Having music production skills is increasingly important as a songwriter, composer, or instrumentalist these days. Many 3rd party plugins claim to make your production...

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How to use Virtual Drummer in GarageBand and Logic Pro gear & software Sep 30, 2021

No matter what genre you play, a solid drum and rhythm section is a must-have.

Thankfully there’s an amazing feature in GarageBand and Logic called Virtual Drummer...

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Don’t use the stock amps in Logic or GarageBand. gear & software guitar lessons Aug 12, 2021

Don't use the Stock Amps in GarageBand or Logic. Amp Designer is an amazing stock amp simulator; like, it’s really good. But don’t use it.

Rather, don’t...

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Should I Get an Apple Silicon Mac to Write Music? gear & software Jun 10, 2021

Apple’s new chip is said to offer numerous advantages, but is it time to buy an Apple Silicon Mac to write music? Music and technology have always gone hand in hand....

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Adjust NotePerformer Reverb in Sibelius gear & software May 27, 2021

The Sibelius reverb doesn’t always play well with NotePerformer. Today, let’s go over how to adjust the NotePerformer reverb in Sibelius so we can have a more...

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Logic Pro vs GarageBand: Is it Worth the Money? gear & software May 13, 2021

Logic Pro is an industry standard DAW, so it makes sense to consider getting it if you want to write or record music on your computer. But Garageband can do many of the...

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5 Acoustics Tips for Your Home Studio gear & software Mar 23, 2021

If we can’t trust the sound coming out of our speakers, how are we supposed to have a clear picture of our music?

Having accurate sonic playback in your home studio...

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NotePerformer vs Sibelius Sounds: Is it Worth the Money? gear & software Mar 04, 2021

You may have seen NotePerformer lurking around the virtual instrument world and wondered if it’s worth the price tag.

Short answer: Yes, it is. It sounds pretty...

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5 Things I HATE About Sibelius gear & software Feb 12, 2021

Nothing is perfect. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be mad about it. Music notation software is complex by nature, so frustration is built in.

This week, as a...

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5 Sibelius Shortcuts I Use to Write Efficiently gear & software Jan 14, 2021

Sibelius. Am I right? This program is infuriating, sometimes. It’s taken me years to build up a solid workflow with it. But I don’t want you to have to do...

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