Garageband makes it really easy to get in there and easily set up virtual instruments that come built-in. However, if you're going in to Garageband with the intention of using a third-party plug-in, y
During the heat of my video game industry days, I was often asked what I used to make so many Sci-Fi characters sound so authentic. To the surprise of many, I would always respond with simply, "Reason
Almost all Logic users instinctively reach for the EXS24 at the mere mention of "sample". By all accounts the EXS24 is a great sampler, though not as full featured as 3rd party products like Kontakt,
There are some basic processes that remain firmly in the "jargon category" to some beginners. Although Normalization is available as a feature in just about every DAW (and Audio Editing software) some
Your hi-hat patterns can make or break a beat. Well-constructed hat patterns can make a stale beat groove. It can take a stagnant beat and turn it into a groove monster. I have found by adding modulat
Side Chaining is a popular technique used in a variety of musical genres. Commonly used to duck one signal below another, Mo Volans puts the concept to the test in Cubase 6.
In some of the recent Hip-Hop tracks I've heard, specifically Waka Flocka Flame, I've been seriously impressed with the hi-hat programming that has been taking place. Instead of regular 8 beats, and 1
Whether you're preparing a lead sheet or a multi-part chorale, Logic's Score editor provides a specialized kind of text entry specifically designed for adding lyrics. Key features of lyric entry in ..
No ghost hound haunts the creative process of writers, poets, musicians, and artists in general more than writer's block. We revel in the moments when those creative spurts visit us, and we stress and
If you are a Reason user and love to program your own beats then you will need to familiarize yourself with the different sound creation methods the application uses to produce it's drum sounds. There
If you are a Logic user you may want to audition your finished projects in iTunes, or perhaps you need to make playlists to burn and distribute. Regardless of the reason you will need a streamlined te
It's almost that most 'loving' time of the year, and as musicians, we are uniquely poised to make the most of Valentine's day! Why? Because nothing woos the heart of a man, woman, or small animal like
Have you just purchased a new DAW software package like Logic Pro, Reason, etc? Have you had a DAW package for a while, and feel like your workflow could be a little quicker? In this quick tip, I'm go
Working with effects in Logic is easy! Slap on an insert effect on the track and it's audio signal passes through that effect and gets processed. Well, there's another way which can give you more refi
You've probably seen the new digital mixing boards where the band plugs into a patch bay on stage that is controlled via an ethernet cable to a FOH mixing board.