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Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live

Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.

Reason 6: RV-7000 Re-examined

The RV-7000 may not be as pretty to look at as The Echo in Reason 6, but once you get under the hood you can have it do things you you didn't know it was capable of. G.W. Childs demonstrates.

MPV Free Stuff: Apple Loops from audioBase.com

In this edition of MPV Free Stuff we've got a gigantic 50 Apple Loops to give away! The loops cover a wide range of styles & instruments, so there's something here for everyone to enjoy!

Using Guitar Rig 5’s Control Devices, Part 2

In the second of this two-part guide to using controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5, Hollin Jones gets deeper into the creative effects process.

Using Guitar Rig 5’s Control Devices, Part 1

Guitar Rig is far more than the sum of its parts. Hollin Jones sets about utilizing the powerful controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5 in the first of this 2-part guide.

Logic Pro: Creating Rhythmic Gated Effects

If you've sat on the fence (sic) when it comes to gating, Gary Hiebner is the perfect Logic expert to talk to. In this article you'll learn how to get creative with gating and stuttering effects.

Transforming Sounds Using Kontakt's Tone Machine

Using unexpected sources as the basis for sound design is the name of the game in this article. Toby Pitman whisks up a pad sound from hi-hats in Native Instruments' Kontakt.

Gated Reverb Effects In Logic Pro

Bring back the 80's - all is forgiven… well, almost everything. Toby Pitman travels back in time, using Logic Pro, to re-create the (in)famous 80's style drum effects.

Build A Simple Synth In Reaktor, Part 2

Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic Pro to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!

Adding Tube Warmth in Logic Pro

It would be great if Logic Pro came bundled with a Tube Warmth effect plug-in... Well, it does. Darren Burgos demonstrates how subtle use of Logic's Clip Distortion effect can add warmth to any track.

5 Essential Cubase Mixing Tips

When it comes to mixing (or remixing in fact) Mo Volans is an expert in his field. In this article he shares 5 of his favorite mixing tips for Cubase users.

Assigning Multiple Controllers with MainStage

MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.

Using fades in Cubase 6

Cubase 6 has an extensive and flexible way of working with fade-ins, fade-outs, and crossfades. You can even save fades as presets. Hollin Jones uncovers the fade features in Steinberg's popular DAW.

Creating Mix Stems in Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro expert author, trainer and film composer, Jay Asher, explains how to create stems in Logic Pro 9, and why this makes it easier and more efficient when it comes to the mixing process.

Build A Simple Synth In Reaktor, Part 1

Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic's Environment to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!