Tutorials

/ 2543 Articles

Special Needs Classroom: Teaching Improvisation with Logic Pro & iPad

Through improvisation, musicians can gain valuable insights into the ways in which melody, harmony and rhythm can work together. For the Special Needs students, there are even great benefits...

MIDI Chain Racks in Ableton Live

Ableton has excellent MIDI editing tools for the creative musician. Period. In this article Gary Hiebner shows how to mangle and manipulate MIDI using Racks in Ableton Live.

How to: Talking Bass in NI Massive

Talking basses have become commonly used in modern music, from Dubstep to pop. Native Instruments synth guru, Rishabh Rajan takes you step-by-step through the process of creating these using Massive.

Getting The Most Out Of Reason's Redrum

Propellerhead Redrum is an awesome drum machine, and despite the arrival of Kong, can still turn heads. Mo Volans delves beneath the surface to show you just how amazing this synth really can be.

Gate Techniques in Logic Pro

We've all heard it: rhythmic stutters on a Trance pad or a chopped-up pumping synth line. Wouldn't it be great to know how to make this effect? Darren Burgos demonstrates 3 ways to get gating in Logic

Ableton Live 64-bit BETA. How Does it Benefit You?

Unless you've been living under a rock this past month (or just returned from an internet-free vacation) you'll have heard that Ableton released a 64-bit version of Live. So, what are the benefits?

Assigning Modulation in NI Massive

Want to create that wobble effect, or learn how to use modulation for a host of other musical needs? David Earl, aka. SFLogicNinja, who's how in Native Instruments Massive.

MPV and McDSP Songcraft Remix Contest Reaction Video

[Video] The MPV & McDSP Remix Contest 1: Producing Lauren Balthrop was more popular than we ever imagined. Watch Al, Ben and Mike chat about (and listen to) the many quality remixes.

All About Groove in Ableton Live

Get your groove on with Rory Dow as he shows how to bring essential swing to your tracks in Ableton Live.

Creating Apple Loops Using The Apple Loops Utility

Did you know there's a little known utility bundled with Logic Studio that allows you to create your own Apple Loops? Mo Volans gets looping with ease.

Using Native Instruments' Abbey Road Drums

If you have Native Instruments' Komplete 8 and you haven't yet explored the Abbey Road Drum Series, David Earl (aka sflogicninja on YouTube) points out what you've been missing.

Ableton for Hip Hop, Part 3

In part 3 series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs shows how to make your own beats using Ableton Live's drum rack in an unusual way.

MPV Free Stuff: Download Logic Pro's ES2 Patches Electricity

Mo Volans has produced 10 Logic Pro ES2 patches that contain a raw electric edge. You’ll find pads, leads and basses in there covering a wide range of genres. log-in, sign-up (for free) and enjoy!

Programming with Reason on the Move

So, you're a Propellerhead Reason junkie? Can't get enough of the sounds? Pining for it when traveling? Figure for iOS not enough for those long journey's? Check out how to be a porta-pro in Reason!

Ableton Live for Hip-Hop, Part 2

In part 2 of this 4 part series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs explains the process and shows how to build the initial loop. Stay tuned for part 4 in this series coming soon!