Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson

Mike has been obsessed with music software since he first saw Fairlight's Page-R, and has tracked its development through his work as a performer, composer and producer. As a writer he has contributed articles to Sound On Sound since 1999, and currently writes their Apple Notes column. As well as being a certified Logic Pro and Pro Tools trainer he is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Articles by Mike Watkinson

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Routing to Paths and Tracks in Pro Tools

Understanding the routing to paths and tracks in Pro Tools' is fundamental for producing a good mix. In this quick tutorial, Mike Watkinson takes us on a tour deep inside the Mixer...

Review: Griffin StompBox for iPad

Using your feet to control an iPad? Of course you can... when you connect up a Griffin StompBox. Mike Watkinson tested this unit out fully, and pulls no punches in this feature review.

Creating Rhythmic Mayhem with Noise Gates in Logic Pro

Get creative with side chaining in Logic Pro. Mike Watkinson shows two different ways to set this up, with the focus on using this imaginatively in your musical projects.

Review: Tascam iU2 Audio and MIDI Interface for Mac and iOS

Want an audio and MIDI interface for your Mac and iOS devices? Tascam have an all-in-one solution in the iU2. Mike Watkinson tests it out to the max in this MPVHub review.

Review: Glitchbreaks for iOS

Take a tour of Glitchbreaks for iOS with Mike Watkinson. Find out if this nifty app is the ideal way to cut, glitch and loop your beats on your favorite Apple mobile devices.

Review: JamUp Pro for iOS Guitarists

Mike Watkinson lets his hair out & gets ready to shred using JamUp Pro for iOS. Before he does, he's kindly written an excellent review of this guitar amp and effects simulator! Read on.

Pro Tools Velvet Explored

Take a look inside Avid's Instrument Expansion pack for Pro Tools 10 and you'll find some succulent software instruments to get your teeth into. Mike Watkinson uncovers the luxurious Velvet.

Review: Loopy for iOS

Loopy by A Tasty Pixel is possibly the solution for all live performers who create backing tracks using loops. So put down your hardware loop pedals and try this out now!

Review: RME UCX

RME are well known for their high quality audio interfaces. In this feature review Mike Watkinson puts the UCX through its paces and finds out that it has a useful trick up its sleeve.

Utilising Split Stereo Files in Logic Pro

Pro Tools aficionados will be used to dealing with split stereo files. For Logic users, working with interleaved files has been the norm. So, what if you need to isolate each channel in Logic Pro?

Review: Auria for iPad

As convenient and cool as an iPad is… it lacks a pro level DAW that'll replace your need for a laptop. And then along came Auria HD! Is this the first "real" DAW for iPad?

Review: Strike. The Virtual Drummer for Pro Tools

Do you need an incredibly realistic and flexible virtual drummer to run in Pro Tools? Mike Watkinson checks out the superb Strike RTAS virtual instruments in this in depth review.

Review: Slash, Now Available as an App

The famous Slash hairdo may be unobtainable, but his signature guitar tones are within reach for iOS users thanks to IK Multimedia. Mike Watkinson steps forward to test the shred power of this app!

Looping Clips in Pro Tools 10

Mike Watkinson gets in to the nitty gritty of repetition and loops for quick workflow excellence in Avid's Pro Tools 10.

Punching In and Out in Logic Pro

Made a mistake when recording? No problem. Mike Watkinson shows how the old skool method of punching in and punching out in Logic Pro can be used to make it sound perfect.