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Gear Review: APC 40 for Live use or in the Studio?

A DJ's real-world experience with the APC 40 I did about 6 months of DJ gigs with the APC 40 - including some big festivals like Coachella on the west coast and the All Points West Festival on the eas

Editing Vocals With Elastic Audio in Pro Tools

From the pioneering multitrack recordings of Les Paul and Mary Ford to just about every genre in existence today, doubling and layering of vocal performances has long been standard operating procedure

Hack into Sound With Max Msp. and Ableton

Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q

5 Workflow Tips for Sibelius

Sibelius without doubt is one of the best applications for notating music out there (if you ask me it's the best), but its wealth of features come at a price. Actually I don't mean that it is hard to

Electro-Acoustic Jam Session Max Msp.

Tonight I am in the studio with local legend Mike Anderson, master storyteller, composer of children's music, and dulcimer player.  We will be recording directly to a Tascam CD-Recorder through a Ma .

Advanced Audio Editing Techniques: Slip Edit Audio in Logic

Advanced Audio Editing Techniques for Logic Pro & Express Editing audio in Logic 9 is easy. You can resize, cut, paste, copy sections of a region using the Marquee tool, etc. But one little known ...

How-To: Remove Background Noise in Soundtrack Pro

Cleaning up noisy audio recordings Nobody likes a noisy recording. You know, whether it be a recording of guitars, drums or most of all spoken word... the hiss or hum of background noise, traffic, com

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