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Quick Tip: 3 ways to improve your guitar sounds in Logic's Amp Designer

There are a lot of guitar simulation plug-ins available for digital musicians these days. Included with Logic 9 is Amp Designer and Pedal Board - a welcome departure from the older Guitar Amp Pro plug

Tutorial: Real-time Tempo Automation in Logic's Environment

Learning how to automate levels, pan and virtually any plug-in control in Logic opens a whole world of possibilities when mixing your music. Not only can you draw automation offline but you can also r

Ableton Live - Rise of the Machines

Through the years, a new story has developed. Starting with the industrial revolution, a storyline evolved as a morality tale warning mankind about his inventions. The base of it is " Man invents obj

Hands-On Review: ARC System (Audio Room Correction) by IK Multimedia

Advanced Room Correction, or ARC by IK Multimedia is a software plugin that acts as a correction treatment without really having to "Treat The Room". It's a solution for those of us who are NOT in the

Workflow Mastery in Propellerheads Reason - Part 2 - Combinator Drum Sub Mix

When using Reason to build your tracks perhaps the best feature is the ability to "hands on" design your set up as you like. Reason only has a 14-channel mixer and this can appear to present some limi

Quick Tip: Fix MIDI Velocity Short Cut in Logic

In continuation of the recent MIDI Editing Quick Tip: The Art of Selection, I'd like to share one essential and marvelous work flow tip that can save you huge amounts of time. If you've ever needed to

Creating Glitch Style Stutter FX in Logic - Part 2

In the first part of this How-to create glitch effects series in Logic we explored the process of manipulating audio samples / micro-sounds in the Arrange  window. Giving the sense of a hit or sound

Quick Tip: The Art of Selection in Logic

Logic has always been very strong in the MIDI department. Despite the introduction of advanced audio editing features in Logic 9, such as Flex Time, MIDI is still king of the hill and the easiest and

Using Mainstage as a "Jazz Trio"

Christmas is around the corner and many jazz pianists might be finding that they are busy with holiday parties. Playing solo lounge piano during cocktail or dinner soirees can be fun but after awhile,

Creating Pitched Sampler Instruments without affecting Sample Duration in Logic 9

If you map one audio sample in Logic's EXS24 from C1 to C4 not only will you be able to create a pitched instrument, you will also notice the duration of the sample will be altered. The higher the pit

Creating Glitch Style Stutter FX in Logic - Part 1

One of the most famous experimental glitch artists today is BT. His album "This Binary Universe" is a favorite in my collection and features carefully crafted microsounds that stutter in and out of ti

Pro Tools 9 - What's New

Every time there is an announcement of a new version of Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic, the rumor-mill in the world of DAWs proclaims it to be the "[insert competitors DAW here] Killer". I take these stat

Sine Wave Modulation in Max for Live

As any audio engineer will tell you these days, automation in a Digital Audio Workstation is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Back in the old days, on an analog SSL console you would have to rid

Logic Scoring to Video: Audio Sync tricks

Foreword by Rounik Sethi: Logic is a fantastic tool to use when scoring sound to video. However, there are some well-discussed limitations, and in the Logic-world that inevitably means are some less w

Drum Replacement in Logic 9

You've recorded a great multi-track drum take. The performance was perfect, but let's say the kick drum sound leaves a lot to be desired... What do you do? In previous versions of Logic you had a coup