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
Physical modeling synthesis is arguably the most fascinating form of sound creation at the disposal of the modern music maker today. This technology was once reserved for the elite and was only really
There's little doubt in my mind that Kong is one of the most powerful drum machines on the market today. The sheer quality of sound sources available is one of it's main strengths and the Nurse Rex lo
When putting together an arrangement it's always useful to be able to create tension and anticipation. This is doubly important when producing electronic tracks and creating that perfect build is noth
Delay is one of the most useful spatial effects at our disposal but often the effect can sound a little generic in nature. To add an extra edge to your delays you can combine different processes and e
Gates are the perfect plug-in to remove noise and unwanted signal from our audio but if your gate plug-in supports side chaining you might be able to use it for a whole lot more. By feeding a percussi
If you are not familiar with buss processing it is simply a technique that involves processing an entire group (or buss) of instruments at once. This could be two guitars, fifteen drum parts or an ent
From electronica to rock, pop to orchestral, crashes are used to add impact or signal a transition. Mo Volans shows how to transform a simple crash into something much bigger in Logic Pro.
Gone are the days when you had to export your audio from Reason to edit it. Let's face it this was always a convoluted task, so the introduction of a Sample Editor built into a few select instruments
Whether you are creating a noise bed, an atmospheric back drop, a fill, a breakdown or a build, the humble noise based sweep can come in extremely handy. It's a staple of the synthesis world and it's
Expanding on this series of quick tips that focus on making beats in Reason this tutorial takes a look at how to make a beat by triggering sounds with Reason's excellent CV/Gate system. I'll be using
Reason 5 has a great collection of instruments and it's routing system is incredibly versatile. The only downside is that once you start get into a busy project things can get a little hectic. Even wi
It's highly likely that everyone reading this uses reverb in their mixes and it's also almost certain that you all have a studio quality reverb processor bundled with your favorite DAW software. Altho
Ableton Live represents one of the quickest beat creation tools available. It's ability to manipulate both loops and single hits is extremely impressive. If you prefer working with individual drum sa
When it comes to controlling hectic mixes Logic is one of the best DAW's out there. You can easily grab multiple channels with one click and change their level but there is one feature that takes this
Filtering is a great way to add life and attitude to your audio but sometimes the results can be a little static. Aside from adding time consuming automation to introduce movement you have the option
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