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Creating Transformer Like Sound Effects Using Skanner

Whether you like the films or not, the sound design in Transformers is pretty impressive! G. W. Childs IV gets granular in his quest to emulate the Transformer effects using NI's Skanner XT.

Review: 8DIO Adagio Violins

8DIO create professional sample libraries, and their latest incarnation focuses on an 11 piece violin section with very realistic legato patches. Toby Pitman discovers just how good this is.

Deck The Halls with Reaper

What do you get when you cross an excellent DAW, such as Reaper with a popular traditional Christmas tune (Deck The Halls)? Find out what festive fun can be had inside...

Mixing Up and Processing Beats in Logic Pro

Get crazy this Christmas with your beat processing in Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner shows how to slice beats and shuffle them across multiple tracks to create impressive sounding beats!

Review: Alias 8 by Livid Instruments

Livid are well known for their hand-built, rugged and beautiful controllers, like Ohm64 and Code. Does their latest (more portable mixer-style) controller, Alias 8, live up to the Livid name?

Review: Sony Sound Forge Pro for Mac

Sony have finally stepped up and introduced a completely new, native Mac OS X version of their popular audio editor, Sound Forge Pro. Sure, we hoped for it... but how does the Mac version measure up?

12 Gifts for Musicians and DJs, Winter/Christmas 2012

If you've been particularly good this year, take a look at this eclectic range of 12 tempting gifts for the musician / DJ in your life... or for you to receive... this festive season.

Review: Numark 4TRAK Traktor Controller

While other DJ hardware is becoming more portable, Numark's 4TRAK combines sturdiness with maximum control over Traktor. Mo Volans puts this baby to the test!

Ableton's Frequency Shifter Device. What is it and How Do I Use it?

Simple can be super, as Ableton's Frequency Shifter Device proves. In fact, it's often overlooked for sound design purposes... when in fact, it could be exactly what you need. Rory Dow demonstrates.

Review: FXpansion Maul: Creating Clever Distortion

When it comes to ravaging your audio, reach for FXpansion's Maul multiband distortion plug-in. As well as excellent tone shaping abilities, Maul is capable of masterful modulation madness.

ASCAP: How are YOU Getting Paid?

Everyone needs to get paid! Even more so if you're a musician / in the music industry. So, how do you ensure you get your dues? G. W. Childs investigates how ASCAP can help on his way to to the bank.

The Power of Logic Pro Key Commands

Don't get slowed down dragging that mouse half way across your room ten times over to complete a task you can do with a key command or two! Jay Asher highlights some of his fave Logic ones.

Issue 4: MPVHub Audio Magazine: DJ Focus

Issue #4 of MPVHub Audio is here... and it's the BEST yet. Interviews w/ Paul van Dyk, Neil Davidge + more. 15 audio software & DJing tutorials, awesome gear reviews & DIY MIDI Controller feature...

Distributing Side Chains With Reason's Spider

Side chained devices in Propellerhead Reason 6.5 can only be fed by a single source, right? Wrong - and happily so! Mo Volans shows how to elegantly side chain with Reason's Spider.

Interview: Paul van Dyk

In this exclusive interview with MPVHub, Paul talks about his exposure to music from behind the Berlin Wall, the gear he uses, his production techniques and creative process.