Anyone interested in generating random beats or other elements in their music will have experimented with Ableton Live. They may not, however, have realized just how useful the Grain Delay is.
There was a time when the jury was out on whether the iPad could be a useful tool for musicians. Around that time Spectrasonics released Omni TR for iPad. Hollin Jones explores its many uses.
While Logic Pro 9 comes bundled with a very capable Multiband Compressor it lacks the circuit types found in the standard compressor. Mike Watkinson wires up a solution using Aux channels.
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 laid back hip hop pattern.
Native Instruments have announced their latest instrument, Damage - the successor to the widely acclaimed “Evolve” series. Read & Watch all the details on this exciting hard-hitting, cinematic product
Guitar Rig by Native Instruments is an impressively powerful effects-processor for guitarists (or anyone!) Toby Pitman shows how the splitter tool can add a whole new dimension to your guitar sounds!
While most headlines focused on the intuitive touch-based controls in GarageBand for iPad, there's a whole lot more that can be done by thinking outside the box. Hollin Jones gets hands-on.
Ever wanted to re-create that fun formant-style Bass sound from Air's seminal "Sexy Boy" track? In this mammoth tutorial, Richard Lainhart digs deep to show you how in Logic or any DAW!
Creating random variations from a selection of loops often involves a time-consuming editing process. Cubase's LoopMash, however, make the process quick & fun! Mo Volans explores the possibilities.
In our digital DAW studios it's easy to ignore the virtual cables carrying audio signals. But understanding signal flow can lead to a greater degree of control over your sound. Peter Schwartz sums up.
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.
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'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.
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.
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!