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Logic 9 Tip: Step by Step Automation in Ultrabeat

When it comes to automating effects and instrument parameters over time, Logic gives the end user a lot of excellent choices. For example, it’s possible to use Hyper Draw (Region-based automation)...

The Thor and Combinator Explosion in Reason

If you’ve been checking out the new series on Thor, you’re hopefully becoming aware of how versatile this synth actually is. You’re also probably learning how cool...

Creating Cut Up Editing Techniques in Cubase or any DAW

Cut and paste editing is a pretty broad subject, simply because the possibilities are almost limitless. So with this in mind, we’ll just concentrate on a workflow...

Sound Design: Black Eyed Peas Dirty Bit Synth in Logic Pro, Part 1

In Part 1 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce a synth sound from a recent pop hit, The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)"...

Quick Mastering in Propellerhead Software's Record

Reason users have had access to the excellent M-Class mastering processors for a while now, but due to the lack of audio support users were limited to only mastering material that had been created...

Review: Toontrack Number 1 Hits EZX for EZ Drummer

May 2011 saw the release of a new EZX for Toontrack's EZ Drummer software called Number 1 Hits. Created by Grammy award-winning producer Niklas Flyckt...

Setting Up External Instruments in Logic, Part 2

In the first part of this Feature Tutorial we discussed how to configure external MIDI instruments in Logic that is, setting up a hardware MIDI keyboard or drum machine as both a MIDI controller...

Increasing the Impact of a Kick Drum in Logic Pro

There are literally hundreds of techniques for increasing the impact of your drum sounds in any DAW. Having said that, there are a few key methods I use repeatedly...

Music Tech Tip: What is MIDI Anyway?

For someone who’s been doing this a long, long time, I often forget that some of the new talent that comes into electronic music may not know certain building blocks...

Review: Patternarium by Sonic Charge: How Your Vote Can Change Beats Around The World

Evolution is a controversial subject at best, and its premise has sparked debate since inception. However, its theory has been beneficial for technology in major ways.

Phase Out Phase: Quick and Easy Automatic Double Tracking in Logic

Whether invented by accident by Les Paul or, as others say, by Ken Townsend at Abbey Road in 1966 (and used on John Lennon's voice), automatic double tracking (ADT) is a way of thickening...

Review: ReBirth for iPad

It’s rare that a piece of software carries nostalgia. To give an example of what I’m talking about take a look at Pac-Man: no matter what country you’re from, if you grew up in the 80s...

Creating Wind FX: Noise Filtering in Logic Using the ES1

In this Quick Tutorial, we'll look at how to create a classic analog synthesis sound — the sound of whistling wind — using Logic's ES1 synth.

The Amazing Mutator in Absynth 5

Constructing your own sounds or effects from scratch in Absynth doesn't have to be a long, drawn-out process. Scott Freiman shows how the Mutator can be used to generate new from old.

Sound Design: Making an Old School Snare in Logic

Recently I wrote a tutorial on how to quickly make an electro kick drum in Logic Pro. If you recall, the exercise merely utilized a few iterations of Logic’s Klopfgeist with a bit of effect.