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Using the new Multiport Layer in Logic Pro 9 with Vienna Ensemble Pro

The folks at VSL have created an ingenious solution to loading large libraries outside of an application. Logic composer and guru, Jay Asher, shows how Vienna Ensemble Pro and Logic Pro can gel.

Working with video in Cubase 6

If you ever need to compose music or create foley to sync with video Cubase provides a clear and easy approach. Hollin Jones runs through what you need to know to sync your ideas with the director's!

Reason: Functions for Better Sample Libraries

Switch on the radio or TV and you'll hear the use of samples in music or foley. They're everywhere! G.W. Childs shares 3 tips for Propellerhead Reason users on making best use of our sample libraries.

Loop Recording: Managing Takes and Playlists in Pro Tools 10

Following on from the loop recording options article, Mike Watkinson explores how to manage takes and multiple playlists in Pro Tools 10. Read on for a bundle of tips and shortcuts!

Logic Pro Sound Design: Trance Bass

Want to learn how to create a sweet trance bass in Logic Pro? Darren Burgos, Logic guru and experienced mixing engineer and producer takes you step by step through the process in Logic's ES2 synth.

Review: Phoenix Pro Guitar Plugin Turns Hacks into Shredders

Sneak Peek for Guitarists! Phoenix Digital Audio Teknologies & macProVideo.com have created Phoenix Pro, a DSP plugin to "raise any performanc from the ashes". Toby Pitman tests this amazing plugin.

3 Mastering Tips on a Budget

Mastering a track to sound like a million-dollar need not cost a million dollars! G.W. Childs shares some time-tested mastering tips to suit any budget!

Logic Pro: Make Gritty Beats Using Parallel Saturation

No one likes flat, lifeless drum tracks... And yours don't need to be either! Gary Hiebner digs out this tip on adding saturation to your beats in Logic Pro from his bag of music production tricks.

5 Great Max for Live Devices

Rory Dow, Ableton fiend, explores 5 (well 6 really, but who's counting?) Max for Live devices that take Ableton Live into new creative realms for music creation. Check them out inside.

Programming Dubstep REX Drums in Reason

Hollin Jones goes all out with the tips you need to know in Reason 6 to program and create Dubstep beats using the included Dubstep REX loops.

Sending External Beat Clock from MainStage

After exploring the differences between Timecode and MIDI Beat Clock, David Earl moves on to show how to sync two Macs running MainStage. For a fail-safe live performance rig this tip is unbeatable!

Review: Piezo for Mac

If you want to record the sound from an app on your Mac you could use Logic and Soundflower… or you could choose a more elegant approach. Mike Watkinson tests out Piezo by Rogue Amoeba.

Creating And Processing Kits In Battery 3

Native Instruments' Battery comes with excellent kits, but you can go one step further and create your own, too. Mo Volans shows you all the steps needed and includes the kit as a FREE download!

MPV FREE Stuff: Cinematic Construction Kit Loops!

Toby Pitman has created an entire cinematic-style loop construction kit exclusively for Hub members. Log-in/sign-up for a free account to download them now! Not to be missed!!

Creating Custom Environment Layers for Mixing in Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro's Mixer provides a ton of useful views, but some users are still left wanting more. Jay Asher comes to the rescue with this tip on how to customize mixer views using… the Environment!