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Building a Basic FM Synth in FM8

Don't be put off by the term, "Frequency Modulation Synthesis"! FM synthesis is extremely powerful and Native Instruments' FM8 makes using it a lot, lot easier.

Combining Serato Video with ITCH

There's a whole lot you can achieve using Serato Video and Serato ITCH. Both powerful tools in themselves, when combined are a killer combination for adding visuals to your live DJ sets.

Getting To Know The Dr.OctoRex’s Slice Edit Mode

The latest version of Propellerhead Reason's Dr.OctoRex contains a nifty slice edit mode. Mo Volans slices and dices with the GUI of this mode to add effective changes to his loops.

Pro Tools Optimization Tip: The Disk Cache Feature

Do away with the 'Disk too slow' message in Pro Tools 10. Rishabh Rajan shows how to optimize your system using the Disk Cache feature to load your entire system into RAM!

Creating Homemade Stutters in Ableton Live

Don't be fooled into thinking this article is for Ableton users only... If you want to manually create glitch and stutter effects in any DAW, check out this concise guide by G. W. Childs.

Converting Scene Markers to Standard Markers in Logic Pro 9

Learn how to make best use of Scene Markers by converting them into markers in Logic Pro 9 with renowned master Logic trainer (and guru!), Jay Asher.

Music Classroom: Enabling Highly Challenged Learners with iPad

Engaging learners in the special needs music classroom is not always easy. Adam Goldberg, teacher at NYCDOE, shows how iPads enable inclusive learning and enjoyment for all students.

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 5

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. This final part 5 covers putting the finishing touches to your script!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 4

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 4 covers interface basics. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Optimizing Ableton Live's Operator for Live Performance

If you have the Ableton Live Suite it's worth taking advantage of Operator. Tadhg Leonard demonstrates how to optmize this impressively powerful synth for Iive performance.

Introduction to Scripting In Kontakt, Part 3

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 3 goes deeper into variables. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Logic Pro: Using Automation Patterns in Your Songs

Automation is often a big part of most Logic projects. In this tip Darren Burgos shows you how to create your own preset patterns you can apply to any automation parameter. A must read!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 2

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. In Part 2 you'll build a note trigger FX script!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 1

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 1 covers the basics. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

I Am a Mac User, Do I Really Need a PC Slave?

I wonder what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, would make of this title… But for musicians using large power guzzling sample libraries this is a very valid question. Jay Asher investigates.