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Logic Pro Challenge: Writing a Track Using Only One Synth

There's a multitude of plug-ins, loops and instruments begging to be used in your next track. Ever wondered whether you can use one synth only in your next production? Gary Hiebner gets all minimal.

The Special Needs Music Classroom: Mission Control

Mac OS X's Mission Control appeals to many users, from musicians to editors, graphic designers to web developers… and also to Special Needs Music Teachers! Read on to hear how it helps the later.

Review: Auria for iPad

As convenient and cool as an iPad is… it lacks a pro level DAW that'll replace your need for a laptop. And then along came Auria HD! Is this the first "real" DAW for iPad?

Super Sizing your Sampled Synths in Ableton Live

Want to breathe more life into your sampled synths in Ableton Live? Do they lack that certain something? G. W. Childs takes you on a super journey where big is better!

Interview: Bob Moog's Daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa

Michelle Moog-Koussa talks to Steve H about growing up with Bob Moog as her father, continuing the legacy with the BMF, Moogfest and Moogseum, and the new video courses.

Review: Hybrid Control by Livid and Liine

Two forward thinking companies: Livid Instruments and Liine combine Code (hardware) and Griid (iOS app) to great effect. G. W. Childs takes a holistic view of the resulting fusion in this review.

Markers: the Ultimate Project Navigation Technique in Logic Pro 9

Navigating complex, or even simple, projects in Logic can be a pain if you use a mouse! With a number of useful workflows at your disposal, Jay Asher demonstrates how Markers can simplify the process.

Pro Tools 10 Commands Keyboard Focus Mode

If you are a Pro Tools user and want to speed up your workflow the Commands Keyboard Focus shortcuts will help you substantially in that department. Rishabh Rajan exercises his digits.

Sound Design Using NI FM8

What's that? FM8 is one of the synths in Native Instruments' Komplete you've not played with yet?!? Drop what you're doing and follow this step-by-step sound design tut with the FM8 by David Earl...

Review: U-he Diva

With musicians demanding more and more hardware analog emulations in software format, Mo Volans tried u-he's Diva on for size. To say he was impressed would be an understatement! Read more...

Review: Scuffham Amps S-Gear

With a number of existing software amp simulation plug-ins already available, Toby Pitman plug-ins to Scuffham Amps S-Gear latest offering and discovers some very pleasing tones for just $75!

Using an Input Channel Strip in Logic Pro 9 to Record Audio with Software FX

What are the benefits to recording the fx direct to audio recording in Logic or any DAW? Why would you want to do this and how would you set it up? Jay Asher talks the theory and shows you how!

Get Creative With Containers in NI Guitar Rig 5

Toby Pitman explores NI Guitar Rig 5's new container modules. You can use them in all sorts of rack-based ways which, as he discovers, makes them versatile for studio and performance musicians.

Review: iZotope Alloy 2, Sound Shaping Power in a Plug-In

Every digital musician has a tool box of plug-ins they depend on. Could iZotope's Alloy 2 be the go-to dynamics and sound shaping plug-in you'll reach for no matter what? Hollin Jones sizes it up.

Using Dummy Clips to Trigger Effects in Ableton Live

Learn how to use Dummy Clips in Ableton Live's Session View to trigger a variety of mind-bending effects. Then use these triggered clips to build interesting, non-linear, arrangements.