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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EDM Production Tips in Cubase

Getting started creating EDM? Here are 5 excellent tips for producing electronica in Steinberg's Cubase, courtesy of Mo Volans.

Review: QuNexus Controller

Well-built and attractive, the QuNexus compact controller by Keith McMillen Instruments includes some innovative features that may surprise. Mo Volans gives it a thorough work out in this review.

Review: Sugar Bytes WOW2 Filter

Sporting a rather radical interface and an impressive set of features, WOW2 by Sugar Bytes is a filter fx plugin that intrigued us immediately! Mo Volans investigates it further in this review.

10 Tips To Make Your EDM Arrangements Stand Out

Before you get to the mixing stage it's common to create a good arrangement. And it can be trickier said than done to make EDM tracks stand out. To help you out, Mo Volans shares 10 arrangement tips.

Manipulating Sampled Grooves With Maschine

Fancy grooving out on your Maschine? Of course you do! In this tutorial-article Mo Volans demonstrates how to split up your samples across Maschine's pads and get grooving!

Combining Synth Types In Logic Pro X

The new Track Stacks in Logic Pro now gives us instant access to easily create a layered sounds, synths and textures. In this tutorial, Mo Volans explores how to combine different tasty synth types.

Machinewerks CS X51 MIDI Controller

Searching for a new MIDI controller? Uninspired by what's on offer? UK based company, Machinewerks, have placed their vision of the perfect bit of kit on Kick Starter. Mo Volans finds out more...

Synth Basics: Parallel And Series Filter Modes Explained

When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.

Making Fat Bass Patches In NI's Monark

Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.

An Introduction To Track Stacks In Logic Pro X

New to Logic Pro X? You probably have some questions about one of the big new features: Track Stacks. Mo Volans explains the two types, shows how to use them both in the mix and when composing.

5 Mastering Tips For Reason Users

Reason is an intuitive platform to mix in. But what about at the mastering stage? Mo Volans shares 5 tips to help you get kitted out and ready to finish off your projects.

Review: Arturia Spark LE

Arturia's Spark was critically acclaimed by Mo Volans earlier in 2013, so how doe the slimmed down, more portable Spark LE perform? Find out in our detailed review.

Building ‘SuperMod’ CV Systems In Reason 7

Creating interesting sonic textures in Reason just got a whole lot cooler! Mo Volans shows how to create super modulated instruments with a lot of crazy modulation routings involved.

Review: Air Vacuum Pro

Vacuum Pro has been released into the wild. Once available only to Pro Tools users, this subtractive synth is now ready for your AU/VST hosting DAW. Mo Volans cranks it up!

Creating Full Range ‘Super Pads’

Pads can be the basis for a track, though more often than not they are used for atmospheres or break downs. Mo Volans shows how to make them super, whatever the purpose, in Logic or any DAW of choice.