Using unexpected sources as the basis for sound design is the name of the game in this article. Toby Pitman whisks up a pad sound from hi-hats in Native Instruments' Kontakt.
You don't have to mortgage your home to buy good metering tool these days. Mike Watkinson rounds up some freebies and economical plug-ins that every producer needs in the studio.
Having released many successful digital field recorders and an iPad app (Portastudio), it comes as no surprise that Tascam has created a stereo condenser mic for iOS devices with a free app, too.
Bring back the 80's - all is forgiven… well, almost everything. Toby Pitman travels back in time, using Logic Pro, to re-create the (in)famous 80's style drum effects.
Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic Pro to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!
It would be great if Logic Pro came bundled with a Tube Warmth effect plug-in... Well, it does. Darren Burgos demonstrates how subtle use of Logic's Clip Distortion effect can add warmth to any track.
When it comes to mixing (or remixing in fact) Mo Volans is an expert in his field. In this article he shares 5 of his favorite mixing tips for Cubase users.
MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.
The Lemur for iPad and iPhone has arrived in a big way! G.W. Childs outlines his previous iOS music controller setup and waxes lyrical about how the Lemur has come along and changed everything!
Cubase 6 has an extensive and flexible way of working with fade-ins, fade-outs, and crossfades. You can even save fades as presets. Hollin Jones uncovers the fade features in Steinberg's popular DAW.
Logic Pro expert author, trainer and film composer, Jay Asher, explains how to create stems in Logic Pro 9, and why this makes it easier and more efficient when it comes to the mixing process.
Brian Cass is on the cutting edge of music production technology. Founder of Overclock Inc., sound designer for Puremagnetik and MPV Trainer/Expert are just a few of the hats he wears.
Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic's Environment to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!
If you're aiming to create a gated synth sound, rather than fiddle around with the controls of your chosen instrument, Gary Hiebner demonstrates an alternative workflow with added benefits.
Steinberg was one of the first of the major developers to create a dedicated iOS controller app for their own DAW. Hollin Jones take you through the setup and uses of the free Cubase iC app.