NI's Massive is, for fear of stating the obvious, a HUGE synth! In this article, Mo Volans explores how to get the best out of its unique Performer and Stepper LFOs.
When it comes to choosing an orchestral sample library, you don't necessarily need to focus on how 'real' it sounds. Jay Asher, master composer and Logic guru explains why.
What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.
There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV FREE Stuff!! This time we've got a collection of chill-out electronica audio loops. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!
Having trouble making some sounds sit comfortably in a mix? Gary Hiebner slices & dices in Logic Pro & Ableton Live with their respective Auto filter effects. Result? Juicy, fat beats!
Reason 6 is packed with instruments, effects, little-known shortcuts and tricks. But at first glance there is no high-pass filter… or is there? Mo Volans digs below the surface to undercover this gem.
Using Reaktor? Downloaded the free Skanner ensemble yet? If not, Toby Pitman explains, with sound examples, why this should be the next file to land in your Downloads folder.
With 24-bit digital recording and better analog to digital converters than ever before, is there any point using dynamic processors when recording? Mike Watkinson examines the benefits.
Avoiding a muddy low end in a mix can help it stand out above the crowd. The principles are the same cross every DAW, so G.W. Childs shows how to improve the low-end frequencies in GarageBand for Mac.
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!
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
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.
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?
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.
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.