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Sound Design: How to Play Guitar Like Lil' Wayne in Reason

In this Sound Design tutorial, GW Childs reminisces about love, life and music. In the process he shares how to use Reason to create the guitar section from Lil' Wayne's sultry classic, 'How to Love'.

SampleWiz and Jordan Rudess Contest Winners Announced!

The 'Name That Sound' winners have been announced! Did you win the awesome prizes in the Jordan Rudess, SampleWiz & mPV Competition? Find out! Free SampleWiz patches are still available for download.

Mixing and Mastering Music: What's the Difference?

The terms Mixing and Mastering are often confused. Both are very distinct processes. In this article DJ Wolfie outlines the differences between them both and shares some DAW independent Mixing Tips.

Fixing drums (Beat Detective Style) in Logic Pro

Fixing the timing of recorded audio, especially drums has fast become an essential staple for digital musicians and producers. But how can you mimic Beat Detective in Logic Pro? Is it easier in Logic?

Create Bigger Basses in Reason Using Samplers

Getting fatter basses in Reason became a lot easier when Thor was introduced. But there's a more old school method to getting distinctive, bigger bass sounds. G.W. reveals his tricks of the trade.

Logic Pro's Link Modes Unchained: Part 1

Logic contains multiple editors to help you edit your audio and MIDI regions, respectively. And, when editing regions, it's imperative to understand how the link modes alter what the editor displays.

Tips for Trimming Regions in GarageBand

GarageBand is based on the same powerful engine as its larger sibling, Logic Pro. Alongside the powerful features are some peculiarities, such as the differences when trimming MIDI & audio regions...

Sound Design: Re-Create Daft Punk's "Around The World" Synth in Logic

Daft Punk's "Around The World", released in the late 90s was a big hit. As well as inspiring countless tunes & remixes, it inspired Richard Lainhart to recreate the key synth hook.

Sidechaining In Ableton Live

Sidechaining is used extensively in all styles of music. It can be used to correct a mix, duck out a secondary audio signal or as a creative effect. But first you need to know how to set it.

iPad Review: the Alesis iO Dock

There are a growing number of accessories and controllers aimed at the iPad-wielding digital musician. Mike Watkinson takes a close look at the new Alesis iO Dock and all it has to offer.

Create Bigger, Fuller, Wider Bass in Logic Pro

Layering sounds can be an ideal way to enhance an instrument's tone. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to layer 3 different bass sounds to create a wider stereo mix. Good for all DAWs!

New Product Announcement: Native Instruments Komplete 8

Native Instruments Komplete 7 was big. You'll likely never discover every sound! Time to be bowled over by the recent Komplete 8 announcement. It's huge! Read on to discover the major new features.

Adding Bottom End to your Bass: Part 2

In Part 2 of this Extra Bass series Mike Watkinson demonstrates how to use a simple sine wave generated by the EXS24 to add sub-harmonic content in a controllable way.

3 Big Tips for Massive by Native Instruments

Mo Volans shares his own top 3 secret power-user tips and tricks for Native Instruments' Big, Bad synth: Massive.

Deep Freeze in Logic: When to Freeze, When Not to Freeze

There are a number of approaches to working with CPU-guzzling plugins in Logic Pro. In this quick tip article GW Childs IV runs through Logic's freeze function and when to use it and when not to.