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Mike Levine

Mike Levine

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Mike Levine is a writer and editor who has covered the music industry for many years. He's the Technical Editor-Studio for Mix magazine and the former editor of Electronic Musician. Mike has authored four books and reviewed everything from DAWs to plug-ins to interfaces, in addition to interviewing top producers, engineers and musicians. He's produced podcasts and video tutorials and has also written music for numerous national commercials. His compositions have been used on television shows for CNN, the History Channel, A&E and more. A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, pedal steel and dobro, he’s played concerts, sessions, TV and Broadway shows, in addition to releasing two albums of original music.

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If you’re accustomed to mixing music in stereo (or even conventional surround sound), you’ll likely find that mixing for virtual reality (VR) and video games is fundamentally different. In this article, we’ll look at the way those kinds of

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Welcome to a new feature here on the blog! Each month, music journalist Mike Levine will focus on a different aspect of home recording, offering insights, tips and techniques.   The digital audio workstation — DAW for short — is a

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Imagine this: A brilliant song idea suddenly comes to you, and you want to record a rough demo of it while it’s fresh in your mind, so you launch your DAW and create a new empty file. Then you

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There’s a lot to celebrate this July 4th.  Not only is it Independence Day, it’s also the debut date of Season 3 of the Netflix hit show Stranger Things. When you’re done barbecuing and watching fireworks, you can settle

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In Part 1 of this two-part article, we described the importance of creating templates in Steinberg Cubase 10 and walked you through the initial steps of how to do

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