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Screensets in Logic Pro - Part 1

When looking at the setup of most Logic users, one thing stands out: Hardly anyone ever changes the default appearance of the Logic window. Some open the occasional e

Make Your Own Quick Music Mix

I can't remember the name, but I once read a quote from a famous mix engineer about mixing. I'll paraphrase it: "There's no such thing as the perfect mix, only what you deemed to be a good mix

Hands-On Control with Ableton Live - Part 2

Touching it up with TouchAble I'm in the studio after a fresh update to Ableton Live. I haven't showered, my HP tablet died, I couldn't get TouchAble to work last night, and our water heater is on th

Logic 9 How-To: Export your music from Logic

So, you've finished composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering your song/music in Logic. What next? Well, you could play your finished music tracks in Logic... as much as I love Logic, it's

Quick Tip: Creating Project Templates in Logic 9

When musical inspiration strikes are you prepared? So, you've got a musical idea and you want to put that idea in Logic the last thing you want is to lose that potential hit track while setting up you

Ableton Live Tutorial - Hands-on control of Ableton Live with LiveControl Control Freak

Hands-on control of Ableton Live with LiveControl Control Freak If you have ever used a computer mouse with Ableton Live in Session Mode, you know that once the beat is rolling, it is a little inco .

Apple Logic 9: Adding Variation to your Beats and Loops

Logic Pro 9 comes bundled with a huge number of loops and presets and patterns for it's drum synth/sampler, Ultrabeat and the EXS24. One of the problem with using loops (and even your own recordings

10 Essential Music Mixing Tips

Spacious. Interesting. Wide. Powerful. Clear. Cohesive. Punchy... These are some words that might be used to describe a good mix. But mixing is not a one-size-fits-all art or science. There is no one

Mixing: Creating 3D space in your Mix

If you have done research into how the Pro's approach Mixing, you've undoubtedly come across information such as to Mix at low levels, listening to your mix in mono and how important it is to give you

Complete Beginners Guide to Apple Logic 9 : Part 2

Recording audio. Whether you are a seasoned guitarist, a hobby vocalist or even an electronic musician, at some stage you'll want to record audio into Logic. In the second part of this series that's

What is the box from Apogee?

Every computer musician or video editor I know has a soft spot for the latest and greatest hardware. It's called gear lust. For most of us that often means hankering after the latest shiny and "all-

Complete Beginners Guide to Logic Pro 9 : Part 1

How To Use Apple Logic Pro So you've just opened that shiny new Logic Pro or Logic Express box and spent the last 4 hours or so installing it on your Mac... what next? If you're completely new to

My 5 favourite Logic 9 shortcuts

The beauty of Logic... don't worry I'm not about to break into a sonnet or something! Instead, I want to share my 5 favourite key commands (new Logic users may prefer the term 'shortcut

Quick Tip: How to Automate Aux Channels in Apple Logic

If you use Multiple-Outputs in Ultrabeat or EXS24, or you like to send to Auxiliary channels, then today's tips may be extremely useful! Adding track automation to tracks in the Arrange window is a

5 Non-Destructive Ways to Use Logic’s Sample Editor

In Logic 9 you can make fine adjustments (at sample level) to audio regions within the Arrange area or the Sample Editor. Many people overlook the Sample Editor, partly because most of it's editing