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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Novation Twitch Review

Need a controller compact enough to throw in a rucksack, featured enough to control all popular DJ apps, and with good build quality? Mo Volans scratches below the surface of the Novation Twitch.

Creating A Working Demo In iMaschine

It's all well and good making beats in iMaschine on your iPhone, but how can you take those beats into your studio productions? Mo Volans takes the work out of the workflow for beat makers.

Getting To Know Cubase 6.5’s New Synths

Become a Cubase Master as Mo Volans takes you on a tour of the ins and outs of all the new synths introduced in the latest 6.5 version of Steinberg's flagship DAW.

Using Reason's CV System for Advanced Modulation

Dig deeper into how to utilize the CV/Gate system in Propellerhead's Reason for advanced modulation mastery. Mo Volans takes you through step by step.

Review: Cubasis: The Definitive DAW for iPad?

Before GarageBand for iOS was introduced, a DAW on a tablet seemed far-fetched. GB for iOS (and Auria) changed all that, though there's still room for more. So, how does Cubasis for iPad fare?

Review: Blamsoft's Viking Rack Extension

Got a hankering for a new Rack Extension from the Propellerhead RE shop? Mo Volans dons his horned helmet and tests out Blamsoft's Viking soft synth in this review.

Step Programming With Maschine

Become a Maschine maestro with this quick tip on how to step program your beats and patterns. Mo Volans shows you how in this step-by-step guide for Native Instrument's prized hardware controller.

Review: Numark 4TRAK Traktor Controller

While other DJ hardware is becoming more portable, Numark's 4TRAK combines sturdiness with maximum control over Traktor. Mo Volans puts this baby to the test!

Distributing Side Chains With Reason's Spider

Side chained devices in Propellerhead Reason 6.5 can only be fed by a single source, right? Wrong - and happily so! Mo Volans shows how to elegantly side chain with Reason's Spider.

Review: Traktor Kontrol F1

Do you DJ using Native Instruments' Traktor? Impressed by the 64 slot Remix Deck feature? Then check out this review of Kontrol F1 and find out if it'll be the perfect compliment for your rig.

Review: Focusrite Forte

The battle for USB audio interfaces is hotting up just in time for winter holidays! And Focusrite's latest and greatest, the Forte, is inline for an in-depth review by Mo Volans,

Treating Drums With Maschine's New Effects

Got some drums that sound a bit flat? Open the door and welcome in Maschine's new effects! Mo Volans shows how to use these to give your drums more life, attitude, and of course, pump!

Review: Apogee Quartet

The arrival of Apogee's Quartet review unit at MPV HQ literally resulted in a stampede. Mo Volans emerged from the fracas with himself & this gorgeous audio interface intact, and put it to the test.

Making Noise Based SuperSaw Patches In Reason

Rev Up your Reason SuperSaw sounds for bigger, badder, phatter synth patterns. Mo Volans takes you from zero to hero in this step-by-step reason tutorial article.

5 Mixing And Arrangement Tips For Cubase 6.5

Whether you're a novice or seasoned pro when it comes to Cubase 6.5, these 5 tips on mixing and arrangement by Mo Volans will appeal. From Loop Mash to MIDI tips, reverb to retrospective recording.