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Essential Logic Workflows: Recall Zoom 1 2 3

When it comes to adjusting the zoom level in the various editors, nothing beats these little known key commands for quick recall of different zoom perspectives: Save as Zoom and Recall Zoom.

Add Bottom End to your Bass in Logic Pro - Part 1

If a kick drum has no bottom end then it is a reasonably straightforward process to add more using a sine tone generator and noise gate. For a pitched bass part such as bass guitar, where the recorded

Using Inline Time Stretching in Cubase 6

Whether you are using Cubase 6 to remix, record bands or simply to create original music it’s highly likely that you’ll see time stretching as an important part of your production tool kit. In this sh

Freezing Delay Effects in Ohmforce’s OhmBoyz Plug-In

I have been a huge fan of the OhmBoyz delay plug-in since the moment it was released. Although it’s now been around for years it’s still a staple in my daily studio diet. It has the uncanny ability of

Reaper Part 2: Recording and Monitoring Hardware Synthesizers

I was going to start off by saying, “If you’re old school, you may have a few hardware MIDI devices lying...” However, I’ve noticed more and more, the younger generation seems to be using retro device

Creating Dub Delay in Logic or any DAW

Dub Reggae broke some crazy sonic boundaries back in the day, and is heard everywhere in modern music from Rap and Pop to Metal and Electronica. The use of delays and limited analog gear was utilized

The Beauty of Nudge in Pro Tools

Nudging regions or selections, that is moving them left or right by a predetermined amount, is a fundamental part of the editing process. In a previous Quick Tip we looked at nudging in Logic Pro...

Creating Reverse Delay and Reverb Effects in Record

One of my favourite methods to create special effects is to use reverse delays and reverbs. It's a great way to produce something a little unusual and enter the world of sound design.

Logic for iPad: Coming Soon?

The iPad has been a huge success since its debut and it’s no small wonder that since its release artists and musicians have found ways to turn it into a creative tool. Initially many felt the iPad was

The Beauty of Nudge in Logic Pro

Moving a region in Logic Pro is simply a matter of dragging it, right? Or left, of course! Hold down Control, or Control and Shift, for finer movement. Nudging, however lets you move regions using key

Logic and Omnisphere: Create Your Own FX In Space Designer

Space Designer is a powerful tool. Not only can it be used to load Impulse Responses for realistic reverbs but it can also load any .aif or .wav that can be convolved (merged) with any source you feed

The Mo Volans "Phantom Kick" Side Chaining Technique

There’s no doubt that side chaining in a popular technique but sometimes traditional techniques can create issues in your mix. One of these is creating ducking effects during drops and breakdowns when

Beat Detection in Pro Tools vs Logic Pro: Part 1 - Creating Tempo Maps

Beat Detective in Pro Tools is a very powerful tool, useful for a whole range of beat-based editing and tempo manipulation activities. This is the first Quick Tutorial in a series that aims to show...

Setting up External MIDI Instruments in Logic Part 1

Using Logic Pro's built-in software instruments and controlling them with an external USB controller is pretty straightforward, and many people work in Logic this way exclusively. But suppose you have

When One Kick Just Isn't Enough - The Science Behind Layering Drums

Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...