Robert Anthony
Tune in to Robert's new screencast series Studio After Hours for even more production tips and tricks on his website. Robert Anthony is a certified Mac Expert, Apple Product Specialist for Pro Audio, and audio tech fanatic. Robert has had his electronic dance music productions played by international DJs around the world and loves sharing his knowledge and experience with budding producers.
Latest Posts
  • Music & Audio
    Logic Pro
    Sweeping the Frequencies for Precise EQingSweeping frequencies preview
    If I there's one plug-in that's the audio equivalent to a Swiss Army knife, it would have to be the EQ plug-in. From subtle corrections to drastic sound design changes, you can use an EQ plug-in for an almost infinite list of tasks. In this tutorial you will learn a deceptively simple EQ trick to help tackle out-of-control frequencies.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Production
    Internal Effects Processing in Battery 4Internal effects 400
    Battery 4 from Native Instruments is one of the best drum sample plug-ins for EDM on the market today. In addition to shipping with a huge sample library, Battery 4 includes some great internal effects to sculpt, shape and mangle your audio samples. In this tutorial I will explain the internal effects modules built into Battery 4 to help you get the most out of this great plug-in.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Production
    Internal Audio Routing in Battery 4Internal routing 400
    Battery from Native Instruments is one of the best drum programming plug-ins for electronic music production, if not the best plug-in. In the newest version of Battery, Battery 4, Native Instruments has included some great new internal routing capabilities that open up many creative and production workflow possibilities.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Production
    Using a Reference Track When Producing EDMUsing ref track 400
    Electronic Dance Music, on its surface, may sound simple enough to produce. This mindset is what started my musical career; “How hard can it be?” I thought, “It’s a bunch of loops after all.” But if you’ve ever actually tried your hand at producing EDM, you will know, as I now do, just how wrong that mindset is. In this tutorial I will show you a tip I used when starting out, and honestly still use from time to time now; using a reference track in your DAW when producing.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Production
    Quick Tip: Logic Pro Key Commands by Dennis DriesschenLogicprokeycommands 400
    Using keyboard commands in Apple's Logic Pro X can significantly speed up your workflow and make using Logic Pro fun and intuitive. But with literally hundreds of keyboard shortcuts, it can be difficult to find the ones that will speed up your unique workflow. In this quick tip, I will introduce you to a great website that will help you quickly and easily reference every Logic Pro keyboard command to help you in your production workflow.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Web Roundups
    10 Places to Download Free Professional Guitar Effects Plug-insFree pro guitar effects 400
    Whether you are a guitarist looking for new tones, or a sound designer looking for new ways to mangle your audio, virtual guitar amps and effects are a great way to achieve new sounds and enhance your productions. There are many great guitar amp and pedal effects plug-ins available on the market today to purchase, but there are also numerous effects that are available for free. In this article I'll offer up some professional guitar effect plug-ins from around the internet that you can use on your next project, completely for free.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Audio Production
    Logic Pro X Guitarist ToolsGuitaristtoolspreview400
    Out of the box, Logic Pro X is one of the most feature-rich DAWs on the market in terms of content, plug-ins and effects. Shipping with over 18 virtual instruments, over 65 plug-ins and more than 3,500 Apple Loops; Logic Pro X covers any need and genre you can think of without having to purchase third party software. In this tutorial, I will introduce three great plug-ins that ship with Logic Pro X that will enhance your guitar productions, whether you're a musician, producer, or fall somewhere in between.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Web Roundups
    12 Places You Can Download Quality EDM Samples for FreeFree edm roundup 400
    Samples. You can love them or you can hate them. But what you can't do is avoid them, or their use in Electronic Dance Music production. In addition to paid content, there are many great sample libraries that are completely free, made available by independent sound designers and top production houses. In this article, I want to share with you some free EDM sample resources, and also some of the free sample libraries I have stashed away in my personal sound library that I find myself using often.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Logic Pro
    Quick Tip: How to Use 32-bit Plug-ins in Logic Pro X64 bit plugins in logicprox 400b
    Logic Pro X introduces a bunch of great new features and enhancements, including a full 64-bit only architecture to take advantage of all the benefits that 64-bit brings to audio production. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use 32-bit plug-ins inside of Logic Pro X using two existing utilities on the market.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Logic Pro
    How and Why to Move Your Logic Pro X Sound Libraries to an External DriveTransfer lpx samples 400b
    Logic Pro X ships with a brand-new sound library including many updated Apple loops and sample instruments. However when you install your sound libraries, you’re not given the option to install any of them to a different hard drive as you were in past versions of Logic Pro. Taking advantage of Folder Aliases inside of OS X, it is still possible to transfer the bulk of your Logic Pro X sample and Apple Loop libraries to a different hard drive.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Composition
    Beginner's Introduction to Composing on the Computer - SoftwareComposition on computer pt2 400
    When I first started out composing and producing on the computer some 12 years ago, I didn’t have the benefit of having somebody show me all that there was to know about the basic concepts of composing and producing on a computer-based system. In this second part of this two-part series, I will give you a beginners introduction to the software side of composing on the computer.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Composition
    Beginner's Introduction to Composing on the Computer - HardwareComposition on computer pt1 400
    I’ve been involved in audio production for well over 12 years, but just like everybody else I had to start somewhere. However, I didn’t have the benefit of having somebody show me everything there was to know for a beginner just starting out. Nor did I have the benefit of a rich content field Internet that I could use to teach myself. In this article I'll give you the helping hand I didn’t have when I was first starting out. I'll help you understand what lies before you, as you begin composing and producing music. I hope it will be a fun and enjoyable hobby and/or career.Read More…