When producing sequenced patterns for any style of music, one of the main challenges is introducing perceived pace and energy to your work. Luckily there are a few simple tricks we can use here...
In this exclusive interview I caught up with Peter Schwartz over Skype to find out more about the enigmatic man behind the forum mask, his music career to date and his brand new tutorial on MIDI!
There are tons of virtual instruments out there that excel at any number of tasks. But one thing I've noticed is that there will always be one plug-in that will start a trend, then there will be hundr
A while back I was wrestling with trying to correct phase for my microphone set up. The microphones all had a different distance between one mic to another. This would not have been such a big deal wi
The Dr.OctoRex is a great update to one of my favorite virtual instruments. Amongst the many updated features is an innovative new graphical editing system. In this quick tip we'll take a look at how
I'm at a gig, djing with Ableton Live. Half way through my set, I suddenly can't cue tracks. I push the button on my Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, nothing. Oh boy. Good thing I know my clips wel
Over the coming weeks I'm going to go over some of Logic Pro's quantizing features and hopefully shed some light on some of the more advanced aspects of these powerful time correction tools. Logic's f
There are a huge amount of drum libraries available now and these feature just about every style of drum hit you could imagine but one thing I find is that they are often lacking in basic stereo width
After seeing one of THE best live bands (RUSH!) this week with one of THE world's best rock drummers (Neil Peart), it's only fitting to be inspired and do a tutorial on recording drums with Garage Ban
Since its earliest incarnations, one of the most common prescriptions for curing Logic of its occasional ills (read: wonky, strange, or seemingly buggy behavior) has been to trash its preference file.
Not enough bottom end in your mix? Kick drum a bit weedy, thin or disappointingly lightweight? Using Logic Pro's SubBass plug-in is a well documented method for synthesising very low frequencies where
Unsurprisingly Vocoders have always been associated with vocal processing, after all this is what they were originally designed for. This preconception shouldn't affect the way you use your Vocoder as
When it comes to organizing complex (and even simple) arrangements in Logic, folders can make your life a lot easier. If you've ever found yourself scrolling and zooming around to find "that" track an
With so many different distortion processors out there offering many different types of effect it's not surprising that some beginners get confused over the jargon used. Here we'll focus on producing
The Tab to Transient selection feature in Pro Tools is an easy way to navigate and edit audio. Logic Pro has similar functionality too! Mike Wakinson shows you how to navigate transients effortlessly.