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.
There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV Free Stuff!! This time we've got a delicious & edgy collection of Logic synth settings for you. Simply log in (or sign-up for free) to download!
What do you get when you combine 7 days, a sale, Livid Instruments, a music gear nerd, a Block and your existing DAW? Read on to find out more!
Heard of iSequence HD for iPad? Yes, it is related to iSequence for iPhone'¦ but has a whole lot more about it, including excellent sounds, recording and editing features. Hollin Jones checks it out.
Wobble? Wub-wub-wubub-wub. You guessed it we're talking Dubstep and how to change LFO rates by pressing a MIDI note in Logic. David Earl shows how using Logic's Environment everyone can wobble.
Padshop is Steinberg's new instrument in VST and AU formats that uses granular synthesis to build pad sounds. Follow along with Hollin Jones in this step-by-step synth workshop.
Does the world need another sample library of another classic synth? When it's as well done Mighty M5 for Kontakt by Boxedear.com then the answer is a resounding YES! G. W. Childs puts it to the test.
Join Adam Goldberg in this insiders guide on how using smart strings in GarageBand for iPad helps him to facilitate musical learning in the Special Needs classroom.
What comes to mind when you think about the sound of analog tape? Warmth, punch, low-end beef, controlled distortion? Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli shows how digital doesn't need to sound digital!