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NI Massive: Making Stereo Sample And Hold Effects

Load up your DAW, open up Massive and be prepared to make some awesome sounds! Mo Volans show the ins and outs of creating sample and hold effects in this popular synth by Native Instruments.

Animating the Pulverizer In Reason 6

Toby Pitman shows how the Matrix Pattern Sequencer can be used to control different sound characteristic of a loop. Basically, we're talking audio animation in Reason 6!

Get Your Kicks in Logic Pro's ES1

With so many ways to make kick drums, many producers ignore Logic Pro's built-in ES1 instrument. However, as Darren Burgos demonstrates, the ES1 can create punchy and deep kicks that rival any source.

Review: Pro Audio To Go

iPhones are fast replacing consumer level point-and-click cameras as well as HD camcorders. But what about portable audio field recorders? G.W. Childs IV goes on the road to test out Pro Audio To Go.

Making Gritty Analog Bass Sounds In Cubase 6

Want to create analog bass sounds? Cubase 6 has you covered with Prologue. Mo Volans takes this instrument over the edge and introduces that much needed grit into your creations.

Interview with Adam Goldberg: Empowering Special Needs Music Making with the iPad and Logic Pro

An iPad + a teacher equals a portable & accessible music classroom. Adam Goldberg,Teacher of Music Tech & Instrumental Music at NYCDOE, explains which tools help Special Needs Students create music.

Review: Recabinet by Kazrog

Kazrog has released a new version of their popular speaker simulation software and Toby Pitman puts his foot down in this in-depth test drive.

Generative Music in Ableton Live, Part 1

Wouldn't it be great if you could add random elements to your compositions so no two listens would ever sound the same? You can! Gary Hiebner opens up the generative side of Ableton Live

Using a Hardware Synth with the Reason Vocoder

Working with audio in Reason 6 is so much simpler than in previous versions. G.W. Childs take us step-by-step through how to use a hardware synth for real-time vocoding fun!

Treating Drums With Native Instruments' Solid Mix Series

Want to emulate the much coveted SSL hardware in your music? Mo Volans investigates how to use NI's Solid Mix Series in Guitar Rig to treat drums.

Destructive Effects in GarageBand

Geting down and dirty (musically, of course) is G.W. Childs IV's speciality. So when you need some extra grit and aggression in your GarageBand compositions then he's the man to consult!

Making Sense of Sample Rate Conversion in Pro Tools 10, Part 1

Pro Tools 10 does a lot of the sample rate conversion for you behind the scenes. However, there are times when you'll need to be sample-rate savvy. Mike Watkinson demonstrates when and why.

Review: IK Multimedia's Amplitube Custom Shop

What is the Amplitube Custom Shop and why should we care? Toby Pitman opens his wallet (or PayPal account) and delves in and discovers an Aladdin's cave just for digital guitarists.

Reason: Matrix Tricks to Change Your Life!

The Matrix in Reason can perform some excellent tricks. G.W. Childs, the ReasonMeister, reveals how to create custom gate patterns for the Alligator and use the Matrix for Drums.

Recording Beat Repeat Variations In Ableton Live

Overlook the Beat Repeat plug-in in Ableton Live and you may be ignoring one of the most ingenious randomizers available in any DAW. Mo Volans walks through the main functions in this article.