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The Special Needs Classroom: Building Community Through Music

“The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively.” Who said this... and how does this relate to Special Needs students?

Chaining Arps in Ableton Live

Get the low-down on how to chain up some arps in Ableton Live to create awesome melodic patterns. Gary Hiebner, the arp master, takes you through the process step-by-step.

Sound Design with Skanner XT

Skanner is a feast for the musical senses, a veritable playground for digital musicians! G. W. Childs IV shows how to mangle out a basic synth bass from this beast of a virtual instrument.

Using Noise Layers To Enhance Sounds In Reason

Reason now has more processors and cool devices than you can shake a stick at but sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and use some more traditional methods to enhance your sounds.

Purging Plosives with Logic Pro

Plosives in your vocals can make or break the recording. Even with a pop filter, they still have a tendency to sneak their way in! Darren Burgos uses Logic to pulverise them out of your mixes.

Processing Drum Loops with Guitar Rig 5

Guitar Rig 5 by Native Instruments is an awesome multi-effect plug-in for guitarists ONLY, right? Wrong. Hollin Jones thinks laterally and shows how to use it to process drum loops.

Flexible Pitch and Time in Kontakt

Follow along with David Earl, aka. sflogicninja, as he takes you through a step-by-step exploration of Kontakt's flexible pitch and time features.

Fun with Follow Actions in Ableton Live, Part 2

Part 2: If you haven't yet used "Follow Actions" in Ableton you're in for a pleasant surprise. Get ready to be inspired as Rory Dow takes you through the ins and outs in with audio examples

The Art Of Sound-A-Likes And Re-Records

Toby Pitman reveals the process behind creating sound-a-likes and re-records of popular songs for TV, DVD, stage and … a huge event we can't talk about...

Creating Pitch Modulation Effects in Logic Pro

Learn how to get some crazy pitch modulation effects going in Logic Pro with this step-by-step tutorial by Gary Hiebner. Traditionally used on guitars, who can apply them any type of sound you wish!

Logic Pro: Controlling Multiple Channel Strip Parameters

What separates Logic Pro from Pro Tools and other traditional DAWs? Not just its high quality instruments and effects, but also the power in its Environment. Ruari Galbraith gets environmental.

Fun with Follow Actions in Ableton Live, Part 1

If you haven't yet used "Follow Actions" in Ableton you're in for a pleasant surprise. Get ready to be inspired as Rory Dow takes you through the ins and outs in this 2 part series with audio examples

Utilising Split Stereo Files in Logic Pro

Pro Tools aficionados will be used to dealing with split stereo files. For Logic users, working with interleaved files has been the norm. So, what if you need to isolate each channel in Logic Pro?

Kontakt’s Instrument Banks Feature

Native Instrument's Kontakt is widely regarded as the pro sampler for the digital musician. Jay Asher highlights Kontakt's Instrument Banks feature which can be controlled by Program Change commands.

Staying Organized Using Ableton File Browsers

Sometimes a simple feature like the file browser can make a program a veritable hot bed for creative expression. Learn how Ableton's file browser can free up your left brain today!