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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Review: Waves MetaFilter

What makes Waves' MetaFilter stand out from the already saturated filter plug-in marketplace? Mo Volans got hands-on and found its analog style sound, amongst other qualities, especially alluring.

Logic Pro X Creative Effects Returns


You may already know how use an effects return in Logic, but using dynamic effects plug-ins in conjunction with returns can make your creative effects even more... creative!

Free Sound Pack: AAM Digital Vs Analog, Vol 1

Want free basslines for your tracks? With an analog and digital cocktail? How about a 50 MB pack of analog basslines for FREE? We thought you'd like that! Log in, download and enjoy!

Review: Focusrite Saffire Pro 26

In the market for a new audio interface with ADAT, lots of ins and outs, excellent preamps and at a keen price? Focusrite’s Saffire Pro 26 might be the answer. Read and watch our exclusive review.

Review: Nektar Panorama P4

With the recent updates for the Panorama P4 including full support for Logic Pro X and Bitwig Studio, Mo Volans puts Nektar's 49-key controller through its paces.

Review: BlueCat Audio Patchwork

Are you a fan of super complex effects setups or monster instrument stacks? If this sounds like you then you may want to check out BlueCat Audio’s PatchWork. Mo Volans connects the dots.

Review: Arturia BeatStep (with Video Overview)

Are you in the market for a compact MIDI controller with a built-in step sequencer and a few tricks up its sleeve, at a budget price? The Arturia BeatStep may fit the bill. (Watch the video demo too).

Review: Waldorf Nave

Is Waldorf's Nave the most advanced wavetable synth available for iPad? Quite possibly so. But the real question is how good and musical this app really is. Mo Volans gets hands on.

Review: MeterPlugs L-Cast Loudness Meter

So, you want your tracks louder, fatter, beefier? Well, maybe not all the above—but if you're looking for a loudness meter, MeterPlugs' L-Cast is under the microscope in this review by Mo Volans.

FREE Loops: 12 Hardware Processed House Loops

Grab these 12 loops if you want that warm, analog sound pumping through your EDM or House musical creations. Simply login or sign-up (free) and click the download link!

Review: Bitwig Studio

We've been playing with Bitwig Studio 1.0 for a long time (see AskVideo's 3 Bitwig Studio courses published in sync with release!) and it's a special DAW. Find out why in this review.

EDM Drum Processing Techniques in Cubase 7.5

Want to know the secret for creating fat, pumping EDM beats? Cubase 7.5 users are somewhat spoilt by the creative tools on offer, and Mo Volans shows you how to use these when processing drums.

Review: ModeAudio AeroDynamics

Native Instruments' Massive is capable of some big and gorgeous sounds. To help you make the most of its capabilities, ModeAudio have a number of preset packs. Mo Volans checks out AeroDynamics here.

Using M/S EQ in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's redesigned EQ plug-in is more than just a pretty interface. Now it enables us to use Mid Side (M/S) processing. Mo Volans will show you how!

10 Essential EDM Mixing Tools

Mo Volans is back with another 'top 10 series'. This time he shares his favorite effects and synth plug-ins to help you make amazing EDM mixes.