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3 Ableton Live Vocoder Tips

Vocoders can do so much more than create Sci-Fi inspired robotic vocal effects. G. W. Childs digs into Ableton Live's Vocoder and shares 3 vital tips.

Aggregating Audio Devices in Mac OS X

Need more inputs or outputs than your current audio interface provides? Got 2 interfaces? Running Mac OS X? Hollin Jones explains how Audio MIDI Setup can fool your DAW into using two devices as one!

How to Build a Layered Instrument in Logic Pro

Layering synths or sampler instruments can make fatter sounds, and also add sonic variations to your songs. In a few simple steps in Logic's Environment, Gary Hiebner creates a huge layered instrument

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.

Transitioning to Ableton Live from any DAW, Part 2

Can't get your head around Ableton Live? Don't be put off! G. W. Childs highlights the similarities in Part 2 of this Transition to Ableton from any DAW series.

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?

Logic Pro Environment: A Cordial One Using Chord Memorizers

Afraid of Logic Pro's Environment? Don't be! In this article, Adam Goldberg shows how he sets up Logic's Chord Memorizer for his Special Needs music students to help them create wonderful sounds!

Transitioning to Ableton Live from Any DAW, Part 1

Can't get your head around Ableton Live? Don't be put off! G. W. Childs highlights the similarities in Part 1 of this Transition to Ableton from any DAW series.

Review: Cubase 6.5

Cubase, one of the most widely used cross-platform DAWs, recently received a rather tasty update. Now at 6.5, there are new synths, effects and features which Hollin Jones explores in this review.

iBook: MPVHub Expert Guides: Music Studio Essentials

Every musician needs a studio! Mike Watkinson walks you through all the project studio essentials from monitoring to recording with mics in this enhanced iBook guide w/ 40 minutes of video tutorials!

Hollin Jone's Mixing Tips, Part 1

Mixing. It's an art form arguably more important than the arrangement of your track. Asking an experienced pro, like Hollin Jones, for tips is one sure-fire way to improve your mix. Read on for more!

Sound Like Skrillex in Ableton Live, Part 2 (Resampling and Editing)

Turn on the radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live. (Part 2)

Recording MIDI in Logic Pro's Cycle Mode

There's hope if your keyboard skills can't keep pace with your musical ideas! Darren Burgos explores how recording MIDI in Logic Pro's cycle mode can alleviate stress and make you more creative.

Sidechain Native Instrument's Razor

When it comes to modulating or… shaving (sic) your sounds into the perfect shape, reach for (NI's) Razor. G W Childs explores Razor's unique internal sidechain to create cutting edge sounds.

Review: iZotope Iris

The biggest instrument release of the year so far has been from the clever people at iZotope. Ozone and RX have been lauded for their mixing & restoration abilities. So, how does Iris fare as a synth?