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Phase Correction Using Logic's Sample Delay Plug-In

A while back I was wrestling with trying to correct phase for my microphone set up. The microphones all had a different distance between one mic to another. This would not have been such a big deal wi

Graphical Editing in the Dr. OctoRex

The Dr.OctoRex is a great update to one of my favorite virtual instruments. Amongst the many updated features is an innovative new graphical editing system. In this quick tip we'll take a look at how

Solving Hard Drive Hassles When Playing Live (with Live)

I'm at a gig, djing with Ableton Live. Half way through my set, I suddenly can't cue tracks. I push the button on my Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, nothing. Oh boy. Good thing I know my clips wel

Quantization Tips in Logic - Part 1

Over the coming weeks I'm going to go over some of Logic Pro's quantizing features and hopefully shed some light on some of the more advanced aspects of these powerful time correction tools. Logic's f

Creating Custom Stereo Drum Hits in Logic

There are a huge amount of drum libraries available now and these feature just about every style of drum hit you could imagine but one thing I find is that they are often lacking in basic stereo width

Recording Drums using Garage Band for iPad

After seeing one of THE best live bands (RUSH!) this week with one of THE world's best rock drummers (Neil Peart), it's only fitting to be inspired and do a tutorial on recording drums with Garage Ban

Trash Talk: A Guide To Why, When, and How to Reset Logic's Preference Files

Since its earliest incarnations, one of the most common prescriptions for curing Logic of its occasional ills (read: wonky, strange, or seemingly buggy behavior) has been to trash its preference file.

Add Bottom End to your Kick Drum in Logic Pro & Pro Tools

Not enough bottom end in your mix? Kick drum a bit weedy, thin or disappointingly lightweight? Using Logic Pro's SubBass plug-in is a well documented method for synthesising very low frequencies where

Using Vocoders to Transform Instruments in Reason

Unsurprisingly Vocoders have always been associated with vocal processing, after all this is what they were originally designed for. This preconception shouldn't affect the way you use your Vocoder as

Producing With Folders in Logic 9

When it comes to organizing complex (and even simple) arrangements in Logic, folders can make your life a lot easier. If you've ever found yourself scrolling and zooming around to find "that" track an

Producing Saturation Effects in Reason 5

With so many different distortion processors out there offering many different types of effect it's not surprising that some beginners get confused over the jargon used. Here we'll focus on producing

Tab to Transient in Logic Pro

The Tab to Transient selection feature in Pro Tools is an easy way to navigate and edit audio. Logic Pro has similar functionality too! Mike Wakinson shows you how to navigate transients effortlessly.

Tutorial: Beginner's Guide to Reaper - Part 1

One DAW that I've not had the luxury of spending time with yet, while also being a DAW that has garnered considerable attention over the last several years is- Reaper. I've heard people talk about it

An introduction to Physical Modelling in Logic's Sculpture

Physical modeling synthesis is arguably the most fascinating form of sound creation at the disposal of the modern music maker today. This technology was once reserved for the elite and was only really

Tutorial: Recording Guitar in GarageBand for iPad

More then ever, it has become easier to lay down your song ideas while on the move. With GarageBand for iPad, we are also closer then ever to having a full professional recording studio in a very thin