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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10 Great Tools For Sound Designers

There's lot of software and hardware tools perfect for sound designers, but with so many choices it can be hard to find what you need. Mo Volans outlines his 10 favourite studio tools for the job.

Review: Futucraft Cotracks

There's iPad apps a plenty floating around for musicians, so what makes Cotracks stand out from the crowd? As its name suggests, Cotracks enables more than one person to collaborate on one iPad.

Review: Sonokinetic Minimal

Do you have a need for minimal orchestral instruments in Kontakt instrument format? Sonokinetic's Minimal looks to satisfy that need. Mo Volans gives it a thorough workout in this review.

Review: Arturia V Collection

Arturia's hardware and software synths are well respected amongst professionals and used in studios world-wide. Mo Volans dives into their V-Collection to discover if it is every synth lovers dream.

Review: Elysia XFilter Rack

Are doing your own critical mixing and mastering, or preparing your music for release? Looking for an exceptional analog EQ unit? Elysia's XFilter rack could be just what you're looking for.

10 Essential Mastering Plug-ins

Which plug-ins are essentials when mastering your music? Mo Volans reveals his 10 essential mastering plug-ins—some of which you might not have come across

Sampling In Maschine V2

Sampling in Maschine just got a lot easier with the subtle new features in version 2.0. In this tutorial, Mo Volans takes you through sampling from start to finish using Maschine.

5 Tips for Mastering EDM

A mastering engineer’s instrument is a varied collection of hardware & software that brings out the best in any track. In this article Mo Volans shares 5 essential tips for mastering EDM or any genre.

Creating Custom Insert Chains In Reason

When it comes to it, using presets can be good... creating your own custom insert chains can be so much better! Not only are you making a unique sonic palette, but you're learning more too.

How to Start Your Own Record Label

In the past starting a record label was not for the faint of heart. Today it's possible for any musician to do so. But, what are the potential pitfalls you need to know about to make it work?

Music Production Tips: Alternating Auto-Pan Effects

How do you get elements in your mix to gel when they clash? Before you ditch the parts read and listen to the examples in this tutorial by Mo Volans as he uses auto-panning to solve this problem.

Review: Moog Slim Phatty

It might not be new, but the Moog Slim Phatty still draws gasps of admiration from musicians everywhere. Mo Volans digs into this modern classic by Moog to find out how it stacks up.

Mastering And Preparing A DJ Mix For Delivery

So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.

How to Correct your Room with IK Multimedia's ARC2

One of the biggest problems with creating a good mix is not your monitors or audio interface... it's your room. If you're not blessed with the best space to mix in IK's ARC2 can help. Here's how.

Review: UVI SparkVerb

With dozens of good software reverb units available, a new reverb plug-in would need to be pretty special to make us sit up and take notice. Find out what effect Spark Verb has had on Mo Volans...