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Review: SampleWiz for iPad

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, iOS App Creator and macproVideo.com Trainer) has done it again. After the huge success of MorphWiz, Jordan has created a new iOS App for music creation, SampleWiz.

Feature Interview: Jordan Rudess Talks SampleWiz, Dream Theater and Apple Logic

There's a handful of musicians that really push the boundaries. For anyone that knows of Jordan Rudess, it'll come as no surprise that he is one of them! Jordan talks SampleWiz, Dream Theater and more

Creating Vocal Harmonies with Melodyne

Melodyne is a great tool for creating vocal harmonies, especially when you’re stuck for ideas. With Melodyne, you can test what notes work with your main vocal line.

Mix Tricks: Self-Ducking Reverb in Logic Pro and Pro Tools

A nice long reverb can be very effective on, say, a vocal to create the feeling of space, effective when there is time between phrases for it to be clearly audible.

Review: Find Out Why the Pros Rave About the Fabfilter Pro Q

Choosing the right EQ for your DAW can be difficult with all the choices available. Mo Volans puts the Fab Filter Pro Q to the test. Is it a high cut above rest or one to be left on the shelf?

Banish System Draining Plugins and Improve Performance in Pro Tools

Let’s face it, some of the most popular instrument plug-ins out there these days are some of the biggest system hogs you’ll ever encounter. Let me list a few...

Moving Automation on Auxiliary Channels in Logic 9

Logic's signal routing features are very comprehensive. However, moving automation data on Auxiliary Channels often leaves many users scratching their head. Read on to find out how...

How to Grow Your GarageBand Loop Library in New and Exciting Ways

You may have heard me rant about this before: the fact that there are people who like using loops and people who don’t. I’m not going to get into that again, I’ve done it before...

Creating a Custom GarageBand Instrument

If you thought GarageBand could only playback samples then you're in for a pleasant surprise. In GarageBand '11 it's possible to create a simple sampler instrument featuring any sounds you want!

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...