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Reaper, Part 3: Virtual Instruments and FX

In the last Reaper tutorial, we covered hardware MIDI devices, and Monitoring. In this tutorial, we’ll be setting up Virtual Instruments and FX. Because we need both of these...

Sound Design Tutorial: Create a TB-303 Patch In Spectrasonics Trilian

I very much doubt that when Tadao Kikumoto designed Roland's TB-303 in the early 80s, he knew that he would be starting a cultural revolution! On its release in 1981...

MIDI in Pro Tools: an Overview

Traditionally if you were into audio you chose Pro Tools. If you used MIDI, you reached for Logic. This DAW polarized view has no relevance with Pro Tools 9, though! Read on...

Using Sound Performance Lab's Transient Designer

Sometimes the simplest processor can be the best one for the job. To demonstrate this theory I’ll be covering the legendary SPL (Sound Performance Lab) Transient Designer...

Going Lo-fi in Logic Pro: How to Use Bitcrusher

Clean & pristine sound is the Holy Grail of music production. But Lo-fi productions have that much more character and help your music stand out from the digital crowd.

Using Soundtrack Pro in your Logic Workflow

If you were wise enough to opt for the larger ‘Studio’ bundle when you purchased Logic you will probably already know that the package includes several applications. One of these extra apps is...

Making Quick and Interesting Trance Hi-Hats

Trance beats are not that difficult to produce, let's face it. Why? Well, they are 4/4, 16-beat, it’s a generic 4 on the floor drum beat with the snare on the 5 and 13, and kick marking every bar.

Sound Design: the Black Eyed Peas' Dirty Bit Synths, Part 2

In Part 2 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce another synth sound from a recent pop hit...

Fixing Drums with Beat Detective in Pro Tools

The Beat Detective window in Pro Tools is a really useful collection of tools and processes, which comes onto its own when you need to ‘fix’ the timing of recorded audio, especially drums.

Review: Korg iElectribe for iPad

Fact: Grooveboxes are fun. All those knobs, faders and flashing lights can amuse most of us for hours but recently there seem to be less and less of them about.

Logic Pro Quantization Tips, Part 2

In the second part of this walk-through of Logic's Advanced Quantization features we’re going to have a look at probably the most useful and powerful feature

Logic 9 Tip: Step by Step Automation in Ultrabeat

When it comes to automating effects and instrument parameters over time, Logic gives the end user a lot of excellent choices. For example, it’s possible to use Hyper Draw (Region-based automation)...

The Thor and Combinator Explosion in Reason

If you’ve been checking out the new series on Thor, you’re hopefully becoming aware of how versatile this synth actually is. You’re also probably learning how cool...

Creating Cut Up Editing Techniques in Cubase or any DAW

Cut and paste editing is a pretty broad subject, simply because the possibilities are almost limitless. So with this in mind, we’ll just concentrate on a workflow...

Sound Design: Black Eyed Peas Dirty Bit Synth in Logic Pro, Part 1

In Part 1 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce a synth sound from a recent pop hit, The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)"...