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Drum Rack as an Organization tool in Ableton Live

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

Quick Tip: Restoring default Channel Strip Settings in Logic

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.

Get Reaktor Free from Native Instruments

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

Backup your Logic system - & know where to find it!

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

Quick Tip : When to apply dithering

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

Quick Tip : Super quick, virtual double tracking in Cubase 5

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

Quick Tip : Creating noise based synth FX in Ableton Live

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

Create the T-Pain Autotune effect in Logic

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.

Quick Tip : How to Combine Instruments in Reason 5

Reason is an incredibly powerful DAW with some outstanding instruments but as is often the case, to achieve the sounds you want, layering instruments and effects is essential. Using the 'Combinator' d

Quick Tip : The importance of high pass filters

Whenever you need to remove low frequency from a sound, you may reach for your newest equalizer plug-in. This is fine but a simple high pass filter will often suffice. This approach can save time and

Recycling FX Tails In Ableton Live

You can create epic effects and transitions in your music tracks by using, or re-using, reverb and delay tails. Mo Volans shows some quick and easy ways to do just that.

Quick Tip : Quick time stretching in Logic 9

Logic has always included a pretty comprehensive time stretching engine, in the form of it's 'Pitch and Time Machine'. Although the results gained from using this feature can be excellent, the process

Interview with a VP: Steve Horelick - Part 2

This is the second part of an interview with the renowned musician, trainer and producer, Steve Horelick. In part 2 of this interview, Steve opens up and candidly shares his insights on Logic's Enviro

Interview with a VP: Steve Horelick - Part 1

In the first of the macProVideo.com Interview series I popped behind the scenes and caught up with Steve Horelick, VP of Audio Products over Skype. It's always a pleasure talking to and gleaning infor

5 Essential Music Creation Apps for iPad

The holiday season is almost upon us and it'll soon be time to think about sharing gifts with your loved ones. If you already have an iPad, or suspect there might be one coming your way soon, well don