Ok. So I'm waiting at the studio for the delivery truck (it's raining)... I know my new Apogee GiO has been shipped. Unfortunately I'm soon heading into NYC to meet with some friends and listen to...
If you're serious about creating great, original music then programming your own sounds is a must. So step away from the presets and start to create your own unique patches using Reason. The question
To many updating and installing drivers is something of a chore. However, keeping up to date can actually improve your creative sessions by ensuring that your system is running in peak condition. Let'
By default a new Logic project's Key signature is set to "C". Of course not all your compositions need to remain in the Key of C! You can adjust this for your entire project and create key changes at
So you have just installed your shiny new version of Ableton Live and you're ready to make a dent in the music industry. Well that's great, but before you construct your Magnus opus there are a few th
If you are a Reason or Record user you'll be glad to know you are in possession of one of the best groove engines in the business. So, if you are finding that your music is a little lifeless or roboti
Unfortunately latency is something that effects everyone who creates and mixes music in the digital domain. Although it's something that's ever present it can be managed and if dealt with correctly it
Drum Rack is one of Ableton Live's most powerful tools. Many people think of it as a way to build a drum sound for a particular track. You can use this tool to organize whole libraries of sounds, and
If you mistakenly deleted one of the factory channel strip settings from the Logic Instruments folder you may be able to restore it painlessly without the install discs. Rounik Sethi demonstrates how.
There's no such thing as a free lunch... Apparently nobody told Native Instruments that. And in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, the team over at Native Instruments have released a new Reaktor in
I know, you do not need to make backups. Your Mac works perfectly, it's in pristine condition and you love and hug it every day. So you do not need any backups. Right? You will... right on that day wh
Dithering is something which eludes some beginners. Without getting too heavily into the maths, dithering is a process which enables us to move from one bit depth to another without losing too much fi
Ask the majority of sound engineers or producers and they'll tell you there is no substitute for real double tracking. Saying that not all of us have the time (or the vocalist!) to create authentic do
Creating synth effects patches is always a lot of fun but sometimes it's tough choosing the right oscillators to use. If you want a fail-safe sound source that should work with any project, I'd strong
One of the most popular vocal effects plug-ins used over the past couple of years has to be Auto-tune. Listen to T-Pain and a whole host of other contemporary musicians and you'll hear it in action.