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Better Leads in Reason

With so many instruments and effects to choose from, how do you go about improving your lead sounds in Reason? Simple. Read and follow along with this step-by-step article by G. W. Childs.

3 Tips to Speed Up Everyday Workflow in Ableton Live

Ableton users are always on the look out for more workflow tips… so Rory Dow, Ableton tipster extraordinaire, has come up with 3 essential Ableton Live tips for studio use and/or live performance.

Logic Pro: Creating ES 2 Vector Sweeps

Knowing how to make synced sweeps is useful for more than just EDM. Darren Burgos demonstrates how the Vector Envelope in Logic Pro's ES 2 can be used to achieve this and more.

Massive’s Performer And Stepper LFOs

NI's Massive is, for fear of stating the obvious, a HUGE synth! In this article, Mo Volans explores how to get the best out of its unique Performer and Stepper LFOs.

Why Realism is Overrated (in the World of Sample Libraries)

When it comes to choosing an orchestral sample library, you don't necessarily need to focus on how 'real' it sounds. Jay Asher, master composer and Logic guru explains why.

Sampling Your CD Collection in Ableton, Audacity or Reason

What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.

MPV Free Stuff: Chill-Out Construction Kit Loops

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV FREE Stuff!! This time we've got a collection of chill-out electronica audio loops. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!

Using Filters to Beef Up Beats in Logic Pro and Ableton Live

Having trouble making some sounds sit comfortably in a mix? Gary Hiebner slices & dices in Logic Pro & Ableton Live with their respective Auto filter effects. Result? Juicy, fat beats!

Using Reason's Secret High Pass Filter

Reason 6 is packed with instruments, effects, little-known shortcuts and tricks. But at first glance there is no high-pass filter… or is there? Mo Volans digs below the surface to undercover this gem.

Tracking with Dynamics Processors in Logic Pro

With 24-bit digital recording and better analog to digital converters than ever before, is there any point using dynamic processors when recording? Mike Watkinson examines the benefits.

Separating Kick and Bass in GarageBand

Avoiding a muddy low end in a mix can help it stand out above the crowd. The principles are the same cross every DAW, so G.W. Childs shows how to improve the low-end frequencies in GarageBand for Mac.

MPV Free Stuff: Ableton Dub Hop Drum Rack

Everyone likes freebies. You know, free lunches, free tutorials, free samples… and what do Ableton users like the most? Easy: Free Drum Racks. Mo Volans conjures up a Dub Hop Drum Rack just for you!

Reason 6: Essential Shortcuts You Need to Know!

When faced with recording, editing or mixing in Reason, resorting to a slow and laborious workflow is a sure way to kill your creativity. G.W. Childs reveals a collection of time-saving shortcuts

Creating Backdrops For Reason Rack Modules Using Photoshop

What do you get when you combine Propellerhead Reason's Rack modules with some Photoshop trickery and skill? Answer: Your own personalized, modded backdrops in Reason. Toby Pitman gets hacking.

Traditional VS Fast Parallel Processing In Logic Pro

Logic Pro is a deep music production platform with multiple ways to get from A to Z! In this article Mo Volans uncovers two paths for parallel processing in Logic. Which route will you choose?