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Recording Drums using Garage Band for iPad

After seeing one of THE best live bands (RUSH!) this week with one of THE world's best rock drummers (Neil Peart), it's only fitting to be inspired and do a tutorial on recording drums with Garage Ban

Trash Talk: A Guide To Why, When, and How to Reset Logic's Preference Files

Since its earliest incarnations, one of the most common prescriptions for curing Logic of its occasional ills (read: wonky, strange, or seemingly buggy behavior) has been to trash its preference file.

Add Bottom End to your Kick Drum in Logic Pro & Pro Tools

Not enough bottom end in your mix? Kick drum a bit weedy, thin or disappointingly lightweight? Using Logic Pro's SubBass plug-in is a well documented method for synthesising very low frequencies where

Using Vocoders to Transform Instruments in Reason

Unsurprisingly Vocoders have always been associated with vocal processing, after all this is what they were originally designed for. This preconception shouldn't affect the way you use your Vocoder as

Producing With Folders in Logic 9

When it comes to organizing complex (and even simple) arrangements in Logic, folders can make your life a lot easier. If you've ever found yourself scrolling and zooming around to find "that" track an

Producing Saturation Effects in Reason 5

With so many different distortion processors out there offering many different types of effect it's not surprising that some beginners get confused over the jargon used. Here we'll focus on producing

Tab to Transient in Logic Pro

The Tab to Transient selection feature in Pro Tools is an easy way to navigate and edit audio. Logic Pro has similar functionality too! Mike Wakinson shows you how to navigate transients effortlessly.

Tutorial: Beginner's Guide to Reaper - Part 1

One DAW that I've not had the luxury of spending time with yet, while also being a DAW that has garnered considerable attention over the last several years is- Reaper. I've heard people talk about it

An introduction to Physical Modelling in Logic's Sculpture

Physical modeling synthesis is arguably the most fascinating form of sound creation at the disposal of the modern music maker today. This technology was once reserved for the elite and was only really

Tutorial: Recording Guitar in GarageBand for iPad

More then ever, it has become easier to lay down your song ideas while on the move. With GarageBand for iPad, we are also closer then ever to having a full professional recording studio in a very thin

Sound Design : Create A Nero Style Synth Lead in Omnisphere

The last single from breakthrough UK Dubstep/Drum and Bass act Nero was a slice of pop epicness! In this tutorial I'm going I'm going to show you how to recreate a patch in Omnisphere similar to the l

Logic Pro Tutorial: Score Sets, Part 1

I don't know about you, but when I'm composing in Logic, the last thing on my mind is how my parts are going to look when they're printed out. I'm usually in the throes of composing, on the fly, cre .

Ableton Live Drum Racks - A Guide to Making Phatter Beats

Percussion is the foundation of any good tune and Drum Racks (in Ableton Live) are the most powerful way to create phat beats. For years I experimented with various ways of making beats, but never get

Kong: Chunk Trigger vs Slice Trigger Mode

There's little doubt in my mind that Kong is one of the most powerful drum machines on the market today. The sheer quality of sound sources available is one of it's main strengths and the Nurse Rex lo

GarageBand & the iPad 2 For Live and Studio Musicians

Recently, I picked up an iPad 2 on it's US release day even though I'm up in Canada. Luckily a fellow Apple fan made the trek to Buffalo and got two. Speed is definitely better on these new models and