Here’s a list of websites I recommend you check out. Some will help you improve your music production skills and some are just my friends who also link back this website.
SAE: Also known as School of Audio Engineering which was started by producer Tom Misner in October 1976. The school is now in over 50 locations around the world. If you’re interested in improving your audio engineering skills then SAE is the best place to go.
Berklee: This is one of the big schools that need no introduction. Berklee has won a lot of awards and have produced a lot of successful stories as well. They have a lot of different courses about music, production, business and more.
Dubspot: They focus on teaching people electronic dance music. Dubspot focuses on music production and djing courses. They were the 1st certified Ableton training center. Dubspot has got campuses in New York City, Los Angeles and they also offer online training for students worldwide.
The Big Picture: This is a great blog run by veteran producer and engineer, Bobby Owsisnki. He’s also an author of 23 books about recording, engineering and music business. You’ll find informative tutorials and latest news on his blog.
BPB: Which stands for Bedroom Producer Blog. The blog is run by Tomislav and this is great source for finding VST instruments, plugins and samples. Some of the stuff is free and some are paid stuff.
Rekkerd: It is a well known site run by Ronnie. This is where he shares the latest music news, sample libraries, audio hardware and production software reviews. A great place for the computer music producer.
Pensado’s Place: The most famous place to find audio mixing tips. It is a weekly show hosted by Dave Pensado and Herb Trawik. They interview top industry engineers and Dave shares valuable info with his program called Into The Liar which is part of Pensado’s Place.
Gearslutz: This is one of the oldest and most active forums on the web for music producers and musicians in general. If you have any question related to audio then this is one of the best places to get answers.
Future Producers: Another great music producer forum with over half a million users. Meet new people, discuss music and get answers to your questions. Not as active as gearslutz but the community is great as well.
IDM: This was one of the forums I first joined when starting my production and they’ve helped me a lot. It is no longer as active as before but they have the best community. You get a fast response for questions or if you want your music reviewed then this is the best place.
KVR: Another big forum that I can compare with Gearslutz. They’re basically a website that share the latest audio news, reviews, tutorials and they also have a forum. Really active users and worth checking out.
Music Library Reports: This is where composers rate the music libraries.
TAXI’s Music Biz FAQs contain songwriting tips music-business information, and articles on Film & TV Music placement.
Home Studio Center – a place to find simple actionable techniques and hacks specific to home recording, access tutorials, articles, videos, online courses and more.
Funsion SA – an online magazine that pushes the South African house music scene and culture.
Atrina Music – find lists of honest reviews of the best music equipment.