TheWhippinpost is now expanding to encompass both audio and XG MIDI music matters so please forgive the occasional disheveled organisation and appearance.
Audio sound-related material for making-music can generally found here.
This is where you get to delve into things like optimising your (Windows) PC for audio work; why sound electronics (as in: stable, hi-quality electronic components) is essential in getting the most from your sounds... plus other, more specific tutorials targetting audio work
Kicking-off with 10 digestible nuggets of sound mixing essentials you should be practicing when either shaping sounds or balancing the mix.
You might know all, or some of these tips already - cool. However, they've been chosen precisely because they are ones we most-often let slide from our thoughts when dancing with the fairies in laa-laa-land (Note: I'm talking about you here - I've personally never been to laa-laa-land, preferring STRICTLY HETERO nightclubs instead, HTH).
On the sleeve-notes to one of Brian Eno's albums (sorry, can't remember which one), I remember reading how he came across an easy trick to achieve an "all-round ambient-type" sound from a stereo recording by wiring a third rear speaker into a stereo amplifier - Brian Eno, for those who don't know, is regarded as the grandfather of ambient sound.
Optimising your PC for audio work can be critical if you want to reduce your temper-to-creativity outburst ratio!
Frozen music applications, stuttering playback, recording, or the dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) can be minimised with a fully optimised Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).