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MPV Free Stuff: Ableton Dub Hop Drum Rack

Everyone likes freebies. You know, free lunches, free tutorials, free samples… and what do Ableton users like the most? Easy: Free Drum Racks. Mo Volans conjures up a Dub Hop Drum Rack just for you!

Reason 6: Essential Shortcuts You Need to Know!

When faced with recording, editing or mixing in Reason, resorting to a slow and laborious workflow is a sure way to kill your creativity. G.W. Childs reveals a collection of time-saving shortcuts

Creating Backdrops For Reason Rack Modules Using Photoshop

What do you get when you combine Propellerhead Reason's Rack modules with some Photoshop trickery and skill? Answer: Your own personalized, modded backdrops in Reason. Toby Pitman gets hacking.

Traditional VS Fast Parallel Processing In Logic Pro

Logic Pro is a deep music production platform with multiple ways to get from A to Z! In this article Mo Volans uncovers two paths for parallel processing in Logic. Which route will you choose?

Making Sense of Sample Rate Conversion in Pro Tools 10, Part 2

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 in Part 2.

Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live

Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.

Review: DMG Audio’s Compassion

STOP! Before you go plugin shopping, specifically for compressor plugins, take a look at this loving review by Gary Hiebner on Compassion by DMG Audio.

Reason 6: RV-7000 Re-examined

The RV-7000 may not be as pretty to look at as The Echo in Reason 6, but once you get under the hood you can have it do things you you didn't know it was capable of. G.W. Childs demonstrates.

MPV Free Stuff: Apple Loops from audioBase.com

In this edition of MPV Free Stuff we've got a gigantic 50 Apple Loops to give away! The loops cover a wide range of styles & instruments, so there's something here for everyone to enjoy!

Using Guitar Rig 5’s Control Devices, Part 2

In the second of this two-part guide to using controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5, Hollin Jones gets deeper into the creative effects process.

Using Guitar Rig 5’s Control Devices, Part 1

Guitar Rig is far more than the sum of its parts. Hollin Jones sets about utilizing the powerful controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5 in the first of this 2-part guide.

Logic Pro: Creating Rhythmic Gated Effects

If you've sat on the fence (sic) when it comes to gating, Gary Hiebner is the perfect Logic expert to talk to. In this article you'll learn how to get creative with gating and stuttering effects.

Transforming Sounds Using Kontakt's Tone Machine

Using unexpected sources as the basis for sound design is the name of the game in this article. Toby Pitman whisks up a pad sound from hi-hats in Native Instruments' Kontakt.

Review: Low Cost Metering Options

You don't have to mortgage your home to buy good metering tool these days. Mike Watkinson rounds up some freebies and economical plug-ins that every producer needs in the studio.

Review: Tascam iM2

Having released many successful digital field recorders and an iPad app (Portastudio), it comes as no surprise that Tascam has created a stereo condenser mic for iOS devices with a free app, too.