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Review: Twisted Tools S-Layer for Reaktor

Twisted Tool create some tasty Reaktor ensembles… so you can imagine our excitement when we received an early copy of their new S-Layer to review! Did it live up to our high expectations? Read on...

Ableton Live for Hip-Hop, Part 2

In part 2 of this 4 part series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs explains the process and shows how to build the initial loop. Stay tuned for part 4 in this series coming soon!

Vowel EQ Shifting in Logic Pro

Talking basses aren't new, but they're seeing a revival in musical styles, from Dubstep to pop. Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to get that vowel, formant, talking bass style synth using Logic Pro's ES2

Ableton for Hip-Hop, Part 1

In part 1 of this series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs explains the process and shows how to build the initial loop. Stay tuned for part 2 in this series coming soon!

Review: Native Instruments The Giant

Native Instruments' latest instrument is perfectly described by its title. This is a behemoth, titan… a Giant of a sampled piano instrument. Toby Pitman lifts the lid and discovers size does matter.

Sibelius: Diary of an Orchestrator, Part 1

Most orchestrators and Sibelius users find that one day they're presented with a tricky task. Thomas Goss is not one to be put off, and shares real-world tips on creating awesome scores!

Artist Interview: D.Ramirez Talks Music Production, Tekno Disko and Gear

Few artists are able to influence the direction of electronic music while remaining innovative and exploratory. D.Ramirez, though, is one such producer. In this interview he talks tech with MPVHub.

Get Dirty with the ESM in Logic Pro

Get down and dirty with GW Childs as he explores the simpler side of synth programming of Logic Pro's ES M. Starting with a clean, pure bass he shows how to add some grime!

Creating Dark Electronica Bass Sounds In Reason

Get your mood on with this step-by-step on creating bass sounds that spring to life … in a dark and brooding way. Mo Volans shows how in Propellerhead Reason.

NI Battery 3: Quickly Create Custom Convolution Reverbs

Check out how to quickly and imaginatively create your own custom convolution reverbs in Native Instruments' Battery with Ruari Galbraith!

Avid Streamlines. Akai, Alesis, Numark Purchase M-Audio

The world is not a certain place from one day to the next, and change is in the air for the audio industry following today's surprise announcement by Avid and inMusic (Akai, Numark and Alesis).

Working with Rhythmic Display in Time Signatures in the Logic Pro 9 Score Editor

Jay Asher continues to share his vast practical experience using Logic Pro professionally with this excellent article on working with rhythmic display in time signatures in Logic Pro's Score Editor.

Review: LIVKONTROL for iPad

There are Ableton controller for iOS to suit most needs and budgets. Liine's Lemur app is already an extraordinarily excellent choice. Gary Hiebner checks out a simpler alternative in LIVKONTROL.

Review: Rhythm Pad for iOS

Suddenly there's many drum pad apps out there for the iOS platform. With so many good ones available how does Rhythm Pad fare against the more established kings of the pack?

NI Producer Effects: Vocal Processing

Native Instruments' Producer Effects are one of the best kept, and most versatile, secrets in Guitar Rig. Mo Volans explores how to apply them on vocals.