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Creating Synth Layers in Cubase 7

If you listen to professionally produced songs featuring synths, you may be fooled into thinking the synth is a single preset. Matt Loel T Hepworth dispels the illusion by layering them up in Cubase.

Creative Beat Mangling in Reason

Making beats becomes even more fun when you've got great tools designed by creative minds... like those at Propellerhead. Hollin Jones explores some esoteric mangling opportunities for beat makers.

Review: sE Electronics X1 Studio Bundle

For those in the market for a high-quality, budget condenser mic, reflection filter, shock mount cradle and pop shield, the sE X1 Studio Bundle ticks all the boxes. So how does this bundle perform?

Top 5 New Score Editor Features in Logic Pro X

Perhaps one of the less shouted about areas of Logic Pro X is the Score Editor. Jay Asher discovers that changes have been made, and good ones at that! Read about his top 5 in this article.

Review: Native Instruments Monark

If you're looking for a synth with attitude for seriously cool bass and lead sounds you should check out Native Instruments' Monark. G. W. Childs gives it a thorough exploration in this review.

PreSonus Studio One: Building and Saving Effect Chains

PreSonus Studio One V2 comes with an impressive selection of bundled effects. But, at some point you'll want to build your own effects chains. Gary Hiebner shows you how.

Review: Spitfire Audio Sable Vol 1 and 2

There's some good orchestral libraries... and then, there's some truly great ones! Toby Pitman discovers which category Spitfire Audio's Sable Volume 1 and 2 falls into in this review.

Logic Pro X: FREE Script for Incredible New Scripter MIDI FX Plug-In

An unsung hero in Logic Pro X is the Scripter MIDI FX Plug-in. Using JavaScript you can create your own MIDI FX. Peter Schwartz (Mr Environment to his friends) has created a special one to download.

Live 9: Creating Bass Using Your Voice

Want to create bass sounds? Tired of using presets or just want something completely unique? Launch Ableton Live and open your mouth! G. W. Childs shows how to use your voice outside the box.

Logic Pro X: New Interface Features

Whenever your favorite piece of software receives a major update, it’s usually the changes to the user interface that will at first delight or annoy you. Take a look at what's new in Logic Pro X.

Review: Meet the MoogerFoogers

Do you feel like you've been in a studio rut lately? Have you been using the same pedal boxes and effects for what seems like a lifetime? We checked out the MoogerFooger pedals and were impressed.

Logic Pro X And Final Cut Pro X Working Together: FCPXML

So, you want to roundtrip between Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X? Good news: Logic Pro X now reads and writes FCPXML. Ben Balser shows three ways to get both these apps talking to each other.

Review: Arturia Spark LE

Arturia's Spark was critically acclaimed by Mo Volans earlier in 2013, so how doe the slimmed down, more portable Spark LE perform? Find out in our detailed review.

How to Run 32-Bit Plug-Ins in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is 64-bit through and through without an audio unit bridge. Some users are dependent on 32-bit plug-ins like Sylenth, so in this tutorial Rounik Sethi shows how to run them in Logic Pro X.

Drawing Pad Sounds With iZotope Iris

Drawing sounds? When it comes to creating evolving pads and sound beds you could be forgiven for thinking the only option is to program parameters or adjust controls. iZotope Iris begs to differ!