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Quick Tip : The importance of high pass filters

Whenever you need to remove low frequency from a sound, you may reach for your newest equalizer plug-in. This is fine but a simple high pass filter will often suffice. This approach can save time and

Recycling FX Tails In Ableton Live

You can create epic effects and transitions in your music tracks by using, or re-using, reverb and delay tails. Mo Volans shows some quick and easy ways to do just that.

Quick Tip : Quick time stretching in Logic 9

Logic has always included a pretty comprehensive time stretching engine, in the form of it's 'Pitch and Time Machine'. Although the results gained from using this feature can be excellent, the process

Creating BT Inspired Glitch Edits - Part 3

Every Digital Musician has their own secret techniques. It could be an instrument setting, editing technique, routing or plug-in that helps define their sound or inspire their creative process. These

The Never Ending Quest for the Perfect Mix

Chances are that if you're reading this blog post, or you are surfing around macProVideo.com, you want to improve your audio mixing skills. After all, it is the "Minds Ear" which creates the mental im

Mastering Plug-in and Channel Strip Settings in Logic 9

Logic 9 comes bundled with masses of loops, instruments and effects. Best of all, the instruments and effects can be highly customized! Once you've made changes to the settings of any plug-in, it's cu

The Sine Wave Song

Ableton Live is a fantastic program. The only complaint that I continue to hear about after about 7 years of using Live is the fact that you cannot record automation in the Session View. This problem

Quick Tip: Using a Trackpad to control Logic 9

The Touch Revolution is upon us. Whether or not you have used an iPhone or iPad to control Logic 9.1.3 or not, most Mac users now have touch control at their finger tips (sic). If you are using a Macb

I'm on the list...hopefully

In today's blog, I'm going to share some social engineering technology. Yes. Soft synths rock. Yes. The latest VST sounds... Great! But how will that help you get the freaking guest list figured out

Screensets in Logic - Part 2

In the first part of this tutorial about using Screensets in Logic we had a look at the general concept of Screensets and how you can use them to have important information visible at all times. This

Tips for Recording Sound on Location

Have you ever thought about working on a film project? With Hi Def cameras basically coming free as a prize in a box of corn flakes these days, there's more chances to do sound production on films tha

Quick Tip: Reversing Drums In Propellerhead's Reason

In this Quick Tip, I want to change course a bit and go a little deeper by exploring what some of the more powerful devices in Reason can do to help you reach your production goals. There are many way

Quick Tip: 3 ways to improve your guitar sounds in Logic's Amp Designer

There are a lot of guitar simulation plug-ins available for digital musicians these days. Included with Logic 9 is Amp Designer and Pedal Board - a welcome departure from the older Guitar Amp Pro plug

Tutorial: Real-time Tempo Automation in Logic's Environment

Learning how to automate levels, pan and virtually any plug-in control in Logic opens a whole world of possibilities when mixing your music. Not only can you draw automation offline but you can also r

Ableton Live - Rise of the Machines

Through the years, a new story has developed. Starting with the industrial revolution, a storyline evolved as a morality tale warning mankind about his inventions. The base of it is " Man invents obj