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Sound Design: Re-Creating Daft Punk's "Robot Rock" Synth Sound in Logic

Daft Punk's synth sounds, simply rule (a comment I'd like to make about their music in general). Let's find out how to re-create the sound used in Robot Rock using Logic's ES2 analog synth plugin.

Creating Quick Noise Based Percussion Hits in Reason's Thor

Virtual Analog synths aren’t just great for creating bass patches and pads, they can also be put to work on drum and percussion sounds too. Creating these sorts of patches is...

Creating Dynamic Effects Busses in Logic Pro

Creating Dynamic Effects Busses This tutorial looks at a few different techniques you can use to make your effects returns live and breathe. I’m using Logic Pro here but

Using the Hotswap Function in Ableton Live

With the such huge list of effects plug-ins in Ableton Live it can be a bit of a task keeping track of all the preset patches available. If you need to audition your own patches or just want to quick

Review: iRig Mic and iRig Recorder

IK Multimedia are one of the companies that have stepped up to fill this gap and their iRig Mic has gone on to be a huge hit since it’s release. So I decided to put it through it’s paces...

Importing and Using Rex Files in Logic Pro

If you have a lot of .Rex files in your library, or are just a fan of the format, you’ll be glad to learn that Logic handles them pretty well.

How To Add Energy and Pace to Sequenced Patterns

When producing sequenced patterns for any style of music, one of the main challenges is introducing perceived pace and energy to your work. Luckily there are a few simple tricks we can use here...

Feature Interview With a Trainer: Peter Schwartz

In this exclusive interview I caught up with Peter Schwartz over Skype to find out more about the enigmatic man behind the forum mask, his music career to date and his brand new tutorial on MIDI!

Quick Review: Microtonic 3.0 by Sonic Charge

There are tons of virtual instruments out there that excel at any number of tasks. But one thing I've noticed is that there will always be one plug-in that will start a trend, then there will be hundr

Phase Correction Using Logic's Sample Delay Plug-In

A while back I was wrestling with trying to correct phase for my microphone set up. The microphones all had a different distance between one mic to another. This would not have been such a big deal wi

Graphical Editing in the Dr. OctoRex

The Dr.OctoRex is a great update to one of my favorite virtual instruments. Amongst the many updated features is an innovative new graphical editing system. In this quick tip we'll take a look at how

Solving Hard Drive Hassles When Playing Live (with Live)

I'm at a gig, djing with Ableton Live. Half way through my set, I suddenly can't cue tracks. I push the button on my Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, nothing. Oh boy. Good thing I know my clips wel

Quantization Tips in Logic - Part 1

Over the coming weeks I'm going to go over some of Logic Pro's quantizing features and hopefully shed some light on some of the more advanced aspects of these powerful time correction tools. Logic's f

Creating Custom Stereo Drum Hits in Logic

There are a huge amount of drum libraries available now and these feature just about every style of drum hit you could imagine but one thing I find is that they are often lacking in basic stereo width

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