Compressors can be a great way to even out the dynamics of a drum mix, vocal performance or any audio signal. A compressor works by lowering the gain when the signal jumps above a certain level or thr
An often used technique in music production to spice up a song is to reverse a sound. Commonly used in Electronic forms of Dance music is a reversed Crash Cymbal which can be a great way to lead in to
I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to creating weird (and sometimes wonderful) sound effects in Logic. There's something undeniably satisfying about stretching, flexing, effecting, warping, a
Customizing your Transport Bar Whether you are a beginner at computer music production or a seasoned professional, one thing all recording artists and producers can agree upon is that if not managed
One of my friends is deep in the Paul Oakenfold camp. They put me on the list for his show, and off I went to see the new spectacle. Paul's new LCD DJ booth was quite incredible. Its a beautiful LED w
When not hanging around the macProVideo forums you can usually find me immersed deep in my studio using Logic's instruments and effects designing and creating ambient textures and
Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live One of the wonderful things about max for live is the fact that you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live that is automatable. For example, using a si
One of the biggest problems that a band faces is hearing themselves onstage and protecting themselves from hearing loss, especially when they go from venue to venue and each room can sound different.
REVerence, in Cubase, is a convolution reverb unit used to create realistic spacial effects. Chris McCoy shows how to create custom impulse responses by making some white noise.
A DJ's real-world experience with the APC 40 I did about 6 months of DJ gigs with the APC 40 - including some big festivals like Coachella on the west coast and the All Points West Festival on the eas
From the pioneering multitrack recordings of Les Paul and Mary Ford to just about every genre in existence today, doubling and layering of vocal performances has long been standard operating procedure
Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q
Sibelius without doubt is one of the best applications for notating music out there (if you ask me it's the best), but its wealth of features come at a price. Actually I don't mean that it is hard to
Tonight I am in the studio with local legend Mike Anderson, master storyteller, composer of children's music, and dulcimer player. We will be recording directly to a Tascam CD-Recorder through a Ma .
Advanced Audio Editing Techniques for Logic Pro & Express Editing audio in Logic 9 is easy. You can resize, cut, paste, copy sections of a region using the Marquee tool, etc. But one little known ...