Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

MATTHEW LOEL T. HEPWORTH has been teaching music technology since 1984. The son of educators, he has the ability to thoughtfully instruct people to get the most from complicated music products and software. He authors the Cubase and WaveLab tutorials for macProVideo.com and authored several books including WaveLab 7 Power!, The Power in Cubase, and Mixing and Mastering in Cubase, and Power Tools for Cubase. He records, mixes, and masters audio projects for many clients and consults for Steinberg, Yamaha, Lexicon, and Tascam. He’s a video producer and photographer, and in his spare time he plays bass guitar in The Jonni Lightfoot Band.

Articles by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

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Review: Yamaha AG06, 6-Channel Mixer & USB Audio Interface

At first glance, the Yamaha AG06 looks like a small, simple mixer. But there are a lot of unique features under the hood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth climbs under the bonnet to reveal those secrets.

Review: BIAS FX: Dream Pedalboards for iPad Guitarists

With their earlier JamUp app, Positive Grid made a splash with guitarists. Now with BIAS FX, they hope to bring on a flood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the plunge to find out more.

Understanding Audio Channel Signal Flow in Cubase 8

Once you have Audio recorded into Cubase, how does that signal flow through the DAW? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth will show you how the signal flows downstream.

Review: iZotope Ozone 6.1

The 6.1 update adds brand-new features, as well as some old favorites. And since it’s free, who wouldn’t update? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth reviews the newest 6.1 update.

Review: Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface

In the market for a 1-XLR mic, 1-1/4’ audio interface with 192 kHz support that works with iPad and Mac/PC and comes with Cubase AI 7... for under $100 dollars? The Steinberg UR12 aims to please.

Review: Steinberg Cubase 8, Pro and Artist version

Cubase 8 comes in two flavors: Artist and Pro. Is version 8 really great, or is it just a bunch of bait? Matt Loel T Hepworth puts all the new features to the test.

Review: iZotope Ozone 6

Ozone has long been a favorite of mastering engineers both novice and professional. Will iZotope's Ozone 6 be as compelling as its predecessors?

Review: iZotope RX 4 & RX 4 Advanced

The good folks at iZotope update their flagship audio repair program, but will the new features entice current users to upgrade? Matt Hepworth repairs to the review to find out.

Review: sE Electronics RNR1 Rupert Neve Ribbon Microphone

Finally, a ribbon microphone with a frequency response that extends to an unprecedented 20 kHz. But is that extra range all you get for your money? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: Steinberg WaveLab 8.5

This update to Steinberg’s workhorse mastering program offers significant new features, but do they represent enough value for current WaveLab users to pay for the upgrade?

Review: Yamaha MG10XU, The MG-series Gets More Goodies

Yamaha updates their MG-Series mixers, but do they offer enough features to stand out in a crowd? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: Steinberg UR44, Audio Interface for Computers and iPad

You’ll see more inputs than its smaller sibling, the UR22, but the real power of the Steinberg UR44 is found in what you don’t see. Matt Hepworth puts the UR44 to the test.

Microphones, Part 3: A Guide to Ribbon Microphones

In part 3/3 of this popular series exploring the ins and outs of microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines what makes ribbon microphones sound fantastic. [Includes video demo too].

Microphones, Part 2: A Guide to Condenser Mics

In part 2 of this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of condenser microphones and how and what they are best suited for when recording.

Microphones, Part 1: A Guide to Dynamic Mics

In part 1/2 in this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of dynamic microphones and what recording tasks they are best suited for.