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Review: Dave Smith Instruments Tempest Drum Machine

When Dave Smith & Roger Linn collaborate on an analog drum machine you can expect something special. Rory Dow, synth master, gets hands on and discovers Tempest is more than just a drum machine!

Using Touch Tracks in Logic Pro

One of the more unexplored areas of Logic Pro, the Environment, holds some of the most rewarding features. One of these, Touch Tracks, is widely unexplored… until now, thanks to David Earl!

5 Tips For Bouncing And Exporting Audio

Finished your mix, mastered your song, or just want to render some effects to a separate track? You'll need to understand how to bounce or export to audio. Mo Volans shares 5 tips for any DAW user.

Review: Propellerhead Figure for iOS

Got 2 minutes to spare to create some music (that actually sounds good!)? Got an iPhone or an iPad? Figure by Propellerhead is for you. Mike Watkinson is bowled over by just how excellent it is.

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!