Two forward thinking companies: Livid Instruments and Liine combine Code (hardware) and Griid (iOS app) to great effect. G. W. Childs takes a holistic view of the resulting fusion in this review.
Navigating complex, or even simple, projects in Logic can be a pain if you use a mouse! With a number of useful workflows at your disposal, Jay Asher demonstrates how Markers can simplify the process.
If you are a Pro Tools user and want to speed up your workflow the Commands Keyboard Focus shortcuts will help you substantially in that department. Rishabh Rajan exercises his digits.
What's that? FM8 is one of the synths in Native Instruments' Komplete you've not played with yet?!? Drop what you're doing and follow this step-by-step sound design tut with the FM8 by David Earl...
With musicians demanding more and more hardware analog emulations in software format, Mo Volans tried u-he's Diva on for size. To say he was impressed would be an understatement! Read more...
With a number of existing software amp simulation plug-ins already available, Toby Pitman plug-ins to Scuffham Amps S-Gear latest offering and discovers some very pleasing tones for just $75!
What are the benefits to recording the fx direct to audio recording in Logic or any DAW? Why would you want to do this and how would you set it up? Jay Asher talks the theory and shows you how!
Toby Pitman explores NI Guitar Rig 5's new container modules. You can use them in all sorts of rack-based ways which, as he discovers, makes them versatile for studio and performance musicians.
Every digital musician has a tool box of plug-ins they depend on. Could iZotope's Alloy 2 be the go-to dynamics and sound shaping plug-in you'll reach for no matter what? Hollin Jones sizes it up.
Learn how to use Dummy Clips in Ableton Live's Session View to trigger a variety of mind-bending effects. Then use these triggered clips to build interesting, non-linear, arrangements.
The announcement of the Permut8 plug-in by Sonic Charge brought with it both adoring comments and head scratching. G.W. Childs gets to the core of this glitchy audio plug-in in this excellent review.
If you tuned in and downloaded the FREE ES2 patches by Mo Volans back in July 2012 you'll have come across a lovely distorted synth bass. Discover how to program this patch from scratch in Logic Pro!
You've produced a great song / club track, played to an adoring audience… what next? Well, sit down and learn how to use social media tools to build a healthy music fan base.
Many DAWs come with a bundled Multi-band compressor… David Earl puts the McDSP ML4000 ML4 through its paces and discovers there's more to this plug-in than meets the eye.
Meet Eric Harland, Multi Grammy nominated Jazz drummer who has recorded with the likes of Dave Holland, John Mayer, Ravi Coltrane, Zakir Hussain, and played on over 18 major movie releases.