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Logic and Omnisphere: Create Your Own FX In Space Designer

Space Designer is a powerful tool. Not only can it be used to load Impulse Responses for realistic reverbs but it can also load any .aif or .wav that can be convolved (merged) with any source you feed

The Mo Volans "Phantom Kick" Side Chaining Technique

There’s no doubt that side chaining in a popular technique but sometimes traditional techniques can create issues in your mix. One of these is creating ducking effects during drops and breakdowns when

Beat Detection in Pro Tools vs Logic Pro: Part 1 - Creating Tempo Maps

Beat Detective in Pro Tools is a very powerful tool, useful for a whole range of beat-based editing and tempo manipulation activities. This is the first Quick Tutorial in a series that aims to show...

Setting up External MIDI Instruments in Logic Part 1

Using Logic Pro's built-in software instruments and controlling them with an external USB controller is pretty straightforward, and many people work in Logic this way exclusively. But suppose you have

When One Kick Just Isn't Enough - The Science Behind Layering Drums

Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...

How to Retain Part Settings In Stylus RMX

The ‘Settings’ button inside Stylus RMX’s browser window is one of the most handy and less obvious features on offer inside RMX. In this Quick Tip I’ll show you exactly why this is!

Thor Is Here, Ableton Live Plugins Tutorials

Unleash the power of Thor in your songs, and learn the ins and outs of Ableton Live's Plug-ins ... there's some amazing new tutorials available now at macProVideo.com. Read more about them here!

The Mo Volans Guide to Mastering in Logic Pro

Mastering is an essential part of the production process but many still remain in the dark about how to produce a professional sounding master at home. The truth is it’s really not that difficult to g

GarageBand for iPad Tutorial: Setting Up & Recording MIDI Keyboards

Here in North America the NHL playoffs are now in full swing and perhaps you're inspired to play some rocking organ! With GB on the iPad we get some great keyboard sounds with nifty screen controls! N

3 Tricks When Organizing Clips for Every Ableton Live DJ

When Djing with Ableton, it's easy to let all your clips get disorganized. It's great that you can have hundreds of songs, hundreds of beats, stacks of melodies, and movie quotes all on one screen.

Capturing Effect Environments in Reason

Us Reason cats spend a lot of time slinging those cables all over the place and stacking effects to get that unique sound that makes a lead, bass, loop, or whatever you’re working on. But, with all...

Mixing Electric Guitars in Logic-Part 1: EQ

If the aims of mixing a band could be summed up in a few words, they might be clarity, balance and blend. But mixing with these aims in mind can be a frustrating experience. One instrument in...

Working With Multi-Timbral Soft Synths in Logic Pro

Rather than run multiple instances of a virtual instrument to access multiple sounds learn how to use them in multi-timbral mode. Toby Pitman unravels the mystery behind how to set these up in Logic.

EXCLUSIVE Review and Competition: NLogPoly Synth for Mac OS X

TempoRubato is the developer of NLog Synth, which was among the first high-quality performance synthesizers for the iPhone. They've also recently updated their product line with NLog MIDI Synth and...

Seven Quick Steps to Creating a Quick Warm Pad in Thor

What are pads anyway? You probably know them as the droning quarter note, half note, whole note progressions you’ll hear low in the background of slower songs to fill up more space. You may have heard