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Interview: Ben Arthur on the New Dubway Sessions SongCraft Series

Ben Arthur, singer/songwriter, author, and one of the team behind the new MPV SongCraft tutorials explains how these "reality-TV" style music production tutorials were born and what they'll grow into.

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.

Ableton Live: Simpler vs Sampler

Ableton has you covered in the sampler department: Simpler, or its big brother, Sampler. And they both talk to each other as any good siblings do. Rory Dow explains the differences & which to use when

Using Ringshifter For Pitch Effects in Logic Pro

Check out this excellent tip on how to use Logic Pro's Ringshifter plug-in to create a variety of guitar effects like the Boss Octaver and the Octafuzz. Toby Pitman gets creative.

Review: Waves BassRider

Mixing bass can be a struggle, especially when slapping a standard compressor on the track doesn’t even things out. Darren Burgos tests out BassRider as an alternative to manually riding faders.

7 Ways to Step Up in Your Music Scene and Build a FanBase

You've just produced a great song or club track, what next? Don't just sit at home... Go out there and find ways to connect with an audience and musicians in order to build an effective fanbase.

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!

NEW iBook: MPVHub Expert Guides: Mashup Essentials in Ableton Live

We're thrilled to announce the 2nd MPVHub Expert Guides iBook: Mashup Essentials in Ableton Live! Learn the mash up process with expert steps & audio and images… available on iBookstore NOW!

Evil Leads Creation in Propellerhead Reason 6

If you're feeling like a goody-two shoes today then skip this article. Seriously, don't click to read more… unless, that is, you're ready for GW Childs to seduce you with evil leads in Reason 6.

Logic Pro: Get Creative with Region Parameters

Once you've recorded MIDI notes into Logic Pro there's a host of ways to alter the performance. Darren Burgos examines how to make use of the Region parameters area. + download Logic Project.

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.

Creating Robotic Voice Effects with Melodyne

Melodyne is best known for its pitch correction tools and makes editing out of tune vocal performances simple! However, it can be used with creative results in mind too, as Gary Hiebner discovers.

Tips for the Touring Computer-Based Musician

What to do when you're preparing to tour using your laptop or desktop computer? G.W. Childs explores the worst case scenarios and how to prevent them when playing live using a Mac, PC or iPad.

The Special Needs Music Classroom: Essential Gear

Find out why Logic Pro and iPads are on the list of gear that Special Needs Music teacher, Adam Goldberg, relies upon. If you're setting up a studio or music classroom this is an essential read!