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: 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.

Mixing Tips: The Importance of Panning

Have you ever wanted to re-create the spacial effects from your favorite band's performance or studio album? Using panning maps, Matt Loel T. Hepworth shows you how in this excellent mixing tutorial!

Advanced MIDI Quantizing in Cubase 7

Quantizing MIDI doesn't need to make for a rigid, lifeless performance. Using the advanced MIDI tools in Cubase you can improve the timing and keep the groove swinging. Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how.

Review: Cubase 7.5: In Depth Guide to All the New Features

Just when you thought Cubase 7 satiated your desire for creative tools, Steinberg releases Cubase 7.5. Is it appealing enough to be an audio stocking stuffer? Find out in our world-first review.

Review: iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite

iZotope’s original Nectar plug-in gained a reputation as a one-stop-shop for vocal production. But will Nectar 2 be a sweet deal? Matt Loel T Hepworth dives deep inside.

Review: Yamaha HS7 Studio Monitors

The Yamaha new HS series of studio monitors are here and Matt Loel T Hepworth gives them a good listening to and reveals how they stack up against a host of other available monitors.

Review: iZotope RX3 and RX3 Advanced Audio Restoration Suite

Three years since the release of RX2, iZotope have upgraded their acclaimed & unique audio suite with more speed and capabilities. Matthew Loel. T Hepworth dives in to see just how good RX3 really is.

Review: Nuendo 6: Steinberg's Audio Post-Production Workhorse

With Cubase 7 being a powerhouse of a DAW, some might ask how Steinberg's Nuendo can better it. Matt Loel T. Hepworth examines all of Nuendo 6's new features and compares it to Cubase 7.

Creating Synth Layers in Cubase 7

If you listen to professionally produced songs featuring synths, you may be fooled into thinking the synth is a single preset. Matt Loel T Hepworth dispels the illusion by layering them up in Cubase.

Review: UR22: UR So Beautiful

In a seemingly crowded field of entry-level audio interfaces, does the Steinberg UR22 have the stones to compete? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth delves deeply in this feature review.