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Monitoring In with MIDI in Ableton Live

Ableton Live has the DAW X factor! Using the Monitoring In feature it's possible to create a whole composition from a single MIDI clip. Gary Hiebner joins up the dots in this tutorial.

MPV Free Stuff: 10 Free Reason 6 Patches

To celebrate the release of Reason 6 by Propellerhead Software, Hollin Jones has released 10 FREE Reason patches exclusively available on The MPV Hub. Sign in and download them in this article!

Reason 6 Alligator: Changing Tones into Grooves

Reason 6's new device, Alligator, can transform even the most uniform of pads into a twisted, rhythmic groove. GW Childs sinks his teeth into this one.

Reason 6: Create Daft Punk Arpeggiations in the style of "Tron Legacy"

The Daft Punk Sons of Flynn soundtrack for Tron was arguably one of the best bits of film music from 2010. G.W. Childs is still rocking to it and shows how to create the arpeggiations in Reason 6.

Reason 6: Transitioning to Audio

The new audio procedures in Reason 6 may leave some old school Reason users confused. However, it's well worth the effort to learn how these powerful audio features work. G.W. Childs investigates!

Reason 6: Remote Overrides in Reason

Hardware controllers remain ever popular for digital musicians. But with the limitless number of devices, and therefore, parameters in Reason how can they all be controlled? Enter Remote Overrides...

Reason 6: Recording Audio

The unthinkable has finally happened: Reason 6 users can now record audio! Yes, it's the real deal and one process you may not be all that familiar with. Hollin Jones is armed and ready to go.

Reason 6 Tutorial: How To Create a Hip Hop Combinator

Creating Combinators in Reason 6 provides a custom mix of your own sounds in one 'box', and allows for all sorts of wizardry and creativity. G.W. Childs brings it all together for Hip-Hop lovers.

MPV Special Event: 6 Days Of Reason 6

If you're fond of advent calendars then '6 Days of Reason 6' will appeal to you. To celebrate the release of Reason 6 we're publishing at least one Reason 6 article every day for 6 consecutive days!

An Overview of Native Instruments' Maschine

Maschine is fast becoming the real successor to the much-loved MPC. In this tutorial Mo Volans gets hands on with Maschine and explains just what makes it stand out from the crowd...

Drum Programming: Simple Latin Trick

What do you get when you combine Brazilian rhythms based on Samba & Bossa Nova, a traditional western drum kit & a professional drum programmer? Toby Pitman hits the spot in this essential tutorial.

Create Complex Tones from Basic Tones in Ableton

Abelton Live is so much more than a live performance tool. It's a serious studio DAW and one of the first ports of call for G.W. Childs when it comes to designing sounds and FX.

How to Remix: Part 7: Mastering And Delivery

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In the Final Part of this "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans explains the mastering and delivery process for the final remix.

Using Absynth as an Effect to Process Audio

Most Absynth users are so blown away with its capabilities as a software instrument that they pass over using it as a powerful effects processor! Gary Hiebner explores the other side of Absynth.

MPV FREE Stuff: 10 Omnisphere Patches

Omnisphere by Spectrasonics is arguably one of the most amazing virtual instruments ever made. Although it comes with a huge number of patches, Toby Pitman has created 10 exclusive patches to use!