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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Using Guitar Rig As A Production-Based Processor

Is Native Instruments Guitar Rig designed only for guitarists? Simple answer: No! Mo Volans discovers just how useful a tool GR is for processing guitars as it is for a wide variety of other sources.

Getting The Most Out Of Reason's Redrum

Propellerhead Redrum is an awesome drum machine, and despite the arrival of Kong, can still turn heads. Mo Volans delves beneath the surface to show you just how amazing this synth really can be.

Creating Apple Loops Using The Apple Loops Utility

Did you know there's a little known utility bundled with Logic Studio that allows you to create your own Apple Loops? Mo Volans gets looping with ease.

MPV Free Stuff: Download Logic Pro's ES2 Patches Electricity

Mo Volans has produced 10 Logic Pro ES2 patches that contain a raw electric edge. You’ll find pads, leads and basses in there covering a wide range of genres. log-in, sign-up (for free) and enjoy!

Creating Dark Electronica Bass Sounds In Reason

Get your mood on with this step-by-step on creating bass sounds that spring to life … in a dark and brooding way. Mo Volans shows how in Propellerhead Reason.

NI Producer Effects: Vocal Processing

Native Instruments' Producer Effects are one of the best kept, and most versatile, secrets in Guitar Rig. Mo Volans explores how to apply them on vocals.

Making EDM Drum Fills in Logic Pro

Adding variation to your songs in Logic Pro, or any DAW, will help keep the listener's attention. Mo Volans shows how to add drum fills EDM style that'll breathe new life into your arrangement.

Review: Arturia Oberheim SEM V

The original hardware Oberheim SEM was a much loved subtractive synth in its day. Arturia have recreated the SEM as a soft synth… so how does it measure it to past glories and present day competition?

Making A Distorted Soundscape In Reason 6

Reason is a sound designers paradise! So many interesting and amazing sounds can be imagined up with just a few clicks of your mouse. Mo Volans gets about distorting soundscapes in this article.

MPV Free Stuff: 6 Reason Combinators

We all love free stuff! Log-in (or sign-up for a free MPV account) to get access to these Propellerhead Reason Combinators by Mo Volans.

Review: Korg iKaossilator 2.1

With hundreds of great music making apps for iOS, including those by Propellerhead, IK Multimedia & Moog the bar is set pretty high. So with all this action how is iKaossilator standing up?

Using Modifiers With Traktor's 12 In Guitar Rig Pro

Delving into the Producer Effects in NI's Guitar Rig Pro can be a joy for any serious music producer. Mo Volans breathes new life into sounds using Producer Effects in conjunction with Trakor's 12.

Smashing Your Beats With Reason 6's Scream 4

So, you've got the hang of designing sounds for and programming your beats? Next up is processing and mixing them. Mo Volans takes a step-by-step approach for destroying them with Reason's Scream 4.

5 Tips For iZotope Stutter Edit

There's no doubt that iZotope's Stutter Edit is the go-to plug-in for glitch effects, both in the studio and when playing live. Here are 5 tips by Mo Volans to make Stutter Edit positively purr!

Tips For Using NI’s Vintage Compressors

Next time you're looking for a compressor with character to use on your tracks, open up NI's Komplete 8 and check out the 3 vintage compressors. Mo Volans shares tips to get great results from these.