Mo Volans

Mo Volans

Mo has been a professional in the music industry for around 15 years. He has released material with the world's leading record labels and also produces music for TV and Film. Mo is also a prolific writer and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Music Tech, Future Music and EQ magazine. There isn't a piece of music software that Mo isn't intimately familiar with and he lives happily on the cutting edge of music technology

Articles by Mo Volans

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NI Massive: Making Stereo Sample And Hold Effects

Load up your DAW, open up Massive and be prepared to make some awesome sounds! Mo Volans show the ins and outs of creating sample and hold effects in this popular synth by Native Instruments.

Making Gritty Analog Bass Sounds In Cubase 6

Want to create analog bass sounds? Cubase 6 has you covered with Prologue. Mo Volans takes this instrument over the edge and introduces that much needed grit into your creations.

Treating Drums With Native Instruments' Solid Mix Series

Want to emulate the much coveted SSL hardware in your music? Mo Volans investigates how to use NI's Solid Mix Series in Guitar Rig to treat drums.

Recording Beat Repeat Variations In Ableton Live

Overlook the Beat Repeat plug-in in Ableton Live and you may be ignoring one of the most ingenious randomizers available in any DAW. Mo Volans walks through the main functions in this article.

Importing Tempo and Marker Info From Audio Files In Logic

The age of the internet has brought with it the ability for musicians to share and collaborate remotely. Mo Volans finds out the ways that Logic Pro can help when exchanging audio files with others.

MPV Free Stuff: Electronica Construction Kit Loops

MPV Free Stuff is back! This time with a construction kit's worth of Apple Loops by Mo Volans that you can use freely in any of your productions. An Early Christmas pressie from The Hub!

Creating A Cheesy Electro Version Of Jingle Bells (or any other Xmas track)

With tongue firmly in cheek, Mo Volans sets about revolutionizing Christmas... starting with remixing our most favorite of favorite Christmas tune: Jingle Bells.

Automation Tips For Ableton Live

Automation can add life to an otherwise static arrangement. Fortunately automating parameters in most DAWs is intuitive and easy to do. Mo Volans outlines some essential automation tips in Live.

Time Stretching In Reason 6

With some excellent 3rd party time-stretching algorithms available is there any need for DAWs to provide their own? Mo Volans investigates time-stretching in Reason 6 and shares his excitement!

Review: iRig MIDI by IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia was one of first companies to treat the iPhone/iPad as a useful platform for music makers with iRig Mic & iRig (for guitarists). Mo Volans tests out their new iRig MIDI interface.

Cubase 6: Tweaking Loops in Groove Agent

After all this time the MPC still holds its own. If you're out to get that MPC feel via software then Cubase 6 has something for you. Mo Volans gets looping in Groove Agent.

Humanizing Drums In Ableton Live

Programming electro (or acoustic) drums needn't result in robotic sounding, grooveless beats. Mo Volans adds a human touch to his rhythm section in Ableton Live.

Programming House Beats in Logic Pro

When it comes to creating drum parts, Ultrabeat provides a ton of suitable sounds for almost any musical style. And for programming the patterns? Mo Volans steps up with a House Beat pattern.

Review: True School by Native Instruments

Maschine comes packed with a very comprehensive library of sounds, but if want more beats and instruments then NI's expansion packs for Maschine are a great option. Mo Volans delves in.

Review: Propellerhead’s Balance Interface

Propellerhead is famous for their popular and great-sounding music software. So when they announced a new audio interface, Balance, Mo Volans wasted no time in putting it through its paces.