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Stem Mastering in Ableton Live

It's a fact: More and more digital musicians are trying their hand at mastering their tracks. Gary Hiebner digs in and looks at one way to do this in Ableton Live using stems.

MIDI Guitar Controllers

Using guitars as MIDI controllers is not a new concept or a passing fad. Toby Pitman explores the history of MIDI Guitar controllers from the early 80s to the crop and those yet to hit the market.

Fixing Drums using Flex in Logic Pro

Flex editing in Logic 9 can correct timing errors, stretch out vocals, adjust the groove of an audio recording and much more. In this article Mike Watkinson uses flex to quantize a sloppy drum part.

Recording Vocals in GarageBand: A Quick Guide

If you're new to GarageBand or the process of recording vocals using Apple's free DAW, join Richard Lainhart's step-by-step guide through the basics.

Reason 6: Introducing the Pulveriser

Reason is well known for its incredible-sounding instruments and effects and the Pulveriser is no exception. Mo Volans discovers just how capable at distortion this new effects unit is.

MPV Free Stuff: Theremin Patches for Logic Pro

Interested in ethereal / spooky soundscapes? Want to emulate the original Star Trek soundtrack? Or just plain interested in sound design? You'll love these sounds Peter Schwartz has created in Logic.

Top 5 Reasons NOT to be Afraid of Logic's Environment

For some reason mentioning 'The Environment' strikes terror into the heart of many a Logic user. But it doesn't have to be scary. Peter Schwartz is here to help you work through the fear.

Pro Tools 10: AudioSuite Handles

Working with AudioSuite-rendered clips just became much easier. For example, Trimming beyond the boundaries of the edit selection is now possible. Mike Watkinson gets a handle on this new feature.

Review: Native Instruments iMaschine

Maschine has been a runaway success since its launch and Maschine Mikro looks set to follow the same path also. Mo Volans picks up iMaschine for iPhone to see how this groove sketchpad measures up.

Pro Tools 10: The Benefits of 32 Bit Floating Point Audio

In theory 32 bit floating point audio is the way forward. But how will it change the way you record and mix in Pro Tools? What are the practical benefits and disadvantages? Mike Watkinson explains.

Reason 6: The Echo as a Distortion Device

Trust G.W. Childs IV to come up with another left-field approach when it comes to sound design. In this tutorial G.W. dispenses with the traditional and uses Reason 6's Echo as a distortion effect.

Pro Tools 10: Adjusting Vocal Timing Using Elastic Audio in Pro Tools

The Elastic Audio features in Pro Tools provide ultimate flexibility (sic) when editing drums and rhythmic parts. Mike Watkinson puts all its modes to the test on vocal performances.

Pro Tools 10 Tutorial: Clip-Based Gain

One of the most intriguing abilities in Pro Tools 10 is being able to visually match volume levels dynamically across clips. Rounik Sethi gets to grips with the new Clip-Based Gain feature.

Pro Tools 10 Interview: Bill Burgess & Scott Freiman

Sometimes the best way to understand new software features is to talk to a friend or two. MPV Star trainers Bill Burgess and Scott Freiman popped by The Hub to discuss the new Pro Tools 10.

Pro Tools 10 Review of New Features

The secret is out. Avid has announced the latest version of their flagship Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools 10! And this new version is packed to the brim with new features and improvements.