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Adding Ambience to Vocals in GarageBand

When it comes to giving life to recorded vocals, most producers add some reverb. G.W. Childs shows how to air off vocals in GarageBand.

Vocoding With Reason 6's BV512

Vocoding seems to capture the imagination of every musical genre whether it's used on the voice or other instruments. G.W. Childs exercises his vocal chords and synthetic sensibilities in Reason 6.

Future-Proofing Your Audio Projects

Software versions are constantly changing so how you can be sure your current projects can be accessed in 10 years? Gary Hiebner looks to the future with these tips on archiving audio projects.

Cubase 6: Get Creative With Group Channels

Grouping and linking channels in any DAW can certainly lend more creative options to your mixing process. And Cubase doesn't disappoint in this area as Hollin Jones discovers.

Programming House Beats in Logic Pro

When it comes to creating drum parts, Ultrabeat provides a ton of suitable sounds for almost any musical style. And for programming the patterns? Mo Volans steps up with a House Beat pattern.

Ableton Live: Create Noise-Based Transitions

Practically every musical style relies upon transitions and build-ups to maintain listener attention, communicate emotion and ultimately tell a story. Gary Hiebner gets noisy in Ableton SImpler.

Reason 6 Tutorial: Glitching With The Echo

The new Echo device in Reason 6 does more than its streamlined appearance suggests. Yes, it's a great delay effect, but G.W. Childs takes its processing capabilities to another level.

Creating a Radio Edit Arrangement of your Track

Creating a club edit or a radio edit of your finished track inevitably involves some artistic compromise. Gary Hiebner shows some practical steps involved in creating radio edits in Logic Pro.

MPV Free Stuff: Peter Schwartz's EastWest Play Control for Logic Pro

In this MPV Free Stuff, Peter Schwartz has conjured up a Logic Pro environment to give you unparalleled control over EastWest's Play Instrument. Read on for full instructions and download link.

Reason 6: Export Options Explored

Once you're done working on your music in Reason 6 it's time to export the song, or even export parts of the project so it can be mixed by someone else. Hollin Jones runs through all the options.

Quick Tips to Fatten up a Kick in Ableton Live

A thin, weak kick drum can single-handedly undermine the impact of a decent mix. GW Childs ditches his diet in a bid to fatten up his kick drum using Ableton's compressor and reverb plugins.

Creating Shortcuts and Macros In Cubase 6

Using keyboard shortcuts can save you lots of time over trawling through menus with your mouse. Cubase 6 takes efficiency to the next level; Macros that combine multiple shortcuts in one keystroke.

Guitar: Practice Makes Perfect!

Even guitar playing pros can come unstuck when faced with playing a challenging riff or two. Toby Pitman explains how going back to basic practice exercises can get you shredding again in no time.

GarageBand for iPad: Smart Instruments Explored

GarageBand for iPad has some useful additions over its Mac-based sibling. One of these, Smart Instruments, enables anyone, regardless of musical ability, to play an instrument. Hollin Jones explores.

Sound Design: Create a Synthetic Sitar Sound in Logic's Sculpture

Sculpture's intricate interface means it often gets overlooked as a sound design tool. Richard Lainhart plucks away at this physical modeling instrument and shows how to create a sitar-like sound.