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: IK MultiMedia DJ Rig iOS App

Mo Volans got hands on with IK Multimedia's DJ Rig app for iPhone and iPad and was hugely impressed with the innovative features, effects and possibilities.

Working With Battery 3's Multiple Outputs

What if you want to process each part of your Battery 3 drum kit separately? Cue: multi-output mode! Mo Volans shows how to set up and process individual sounds from battery in Logic and Cubase.

Interview: Dirk Ulrich from Plugin Alliance

The way we find, buy and authorize audio plug-ins is changing. The iLok system, a long-standing method of authorizing software is being left behind by many developers. Enter Plugin Alliance!

Processing Drums With Logic Pro’s Pedalboard

Pedalboard in Logic Pro isn't just of guitarists. In this article, Mo Volans demonstrates how beats and drums can be processed with the suite of guitar style pedals for interesting effects.

5 Tips For Bouncing And Exporting Audio

Finished your mix, mastered your song, or just want to render some effects to a separate track? You'll need to understand how to bounce or export to audio. Mo Volans shares 5 tips for any DAW user.

Creating And Processing Kits In Battery 3

Native Instruments' Battery comes with excellent kits, but you can go one step further and create your own, too. Mo Volans shows you all the steps needed and includes the kit as a FREE download!

5 Tips For Musicians Using Mac OS X In 64 Bit

So you've got a shiny new Mac, the latest Mac OS running in 64-bit mode. Potentially musicians can utilize almost unlimited amounts of RAM, right? Mo Volans shows how to make the most of 64-bit mode!

Modulating Massive’s Effects

Find out the essentials on NI's flexible modulation system in Native Instruments' Massive. Mo Volans takes it step by step in this guide on how to build your own effects.

Massive’s Performer And Stepper LFOs

NI's Massive is, for fear of stating the obvious, a HUGE synth! In this article, Mo Volans explores how to get the best out of its unique Performer and Stepper LFOs.

MPV Free Stuff: Chill-Out Construction Kit Loops

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV FREE Stuff!! This time we've got a collection of chill-out electronica audio loops. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!

Using Reason's Secret High Pass Filter

Reason 6 is packed with instruments, effects, little-known shortcuts and tricks. But at first glance there is no high-pass filter… or is there? Mo Volans digs below the surface to undercover this gem.

MPV Free Stuff: Ableton Dub Hop Drum Rack

Everyone likes freebies. You know, free lunches, free tutorials, free samples… and what do Ableton users like the most? Easy: Free Drum Racks. Mo Volans conjures up a Dub Hop Drum Rack just for you!

Traditional VS Fast Parallel Processing In Logic Pro

Logic Pro is a deep music production platform with multiple ways to get from A to Z! In this article Mo Volans uncovers two paths for parallel processing in Logic. Which route will you choose?

5 Essential Cubase Mixing Tips

When it comes to mixing (or remixing in fact) Mo Volans is an expert in his field. In this article he shares 5 of his favorite mixing tips for Cubase users.

Creating Dub Delay Effects With Logic Pro's Tape Delay

Logic's Tape Delay is one of the original effects, and still one of the best for emulating that tape-based analog dub feel. Mo Volans uses it for some 'wow' and 'flutter'.