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Going Lo-fi in Logic Pro: How to Use Bitcrusher

Clean & pristine sound is the Holy Grail of music production. But Lo-fi productions have that much more character and help your music stand out from the digital crowd.

Using Soundtrack Pro in your Logic Workflow

If you were wise enough to opt for the larger ‘Studio’ bundle when you purchased Logic you will probably already know that the package includes several applications. One of these extra apps is...

Making Quick and Interesting Trance Hi-Hats

Trance beats are not that difficult to produce, let's face it. Why? Well, they are 4/4, 16-beat, it’s a generic 4 on the floor drum beat with the snare on the 5 and 13, and kick marking every bar.

Sound Design: the Black Eyed Peas' Dirty Bit Synths, Part 2

In Part 2 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce another synth sound from a recent pop hit...

Fixing Drums with Beat Detective in Pro Tools

The Beat Detective window in Pro Tools is a really useful collection of tools and processes, which comes onto its own when you need to ‘fix’ the timing of recorded audio, especially drums.

Logic Pro Quantization Tips, Part 2

In the second part of this walk-through of Logic's Advanced Quantization features we’re going to have a look at probably the most useful and powerful feature

Logic 9 Tip: Step by Step Automation in Ultrabeat

When it comes to automating effects and instrument parameters over time, Logic gives the end user a lot of excellent choices. For example, it’s possible to use Hyper Draw (Region-based automation)...

The Thor and Combinator Explosion in Reason

If you’ve been checking out the new series on Thor, you’re hopefully becoming aware of how versatile this synth actually is. You’re also probably learning how cool...

Creating Cut Up Editing Techniques in Cubase or any DAW

Cut and paste editing is a pretty broad subject, simply because the possibilities are almost limitless. So with this in mind, we’ll just concentrate on a workflow...

Sound Design: Black Eyed Peas Dirty Bit Synth in Logic Pro, Part 1

In Part 1 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce a synth sound from a recent pop hit, The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)"...

Quick Mastering in Propellerhead Software's Record

Reason users have had access to the excellent M-Class mastering processors for a while now, but due to the lack of audio support users were limited to only mastering material that had been created...

Setting Up External Instruments in Logic, Part 2

In the first part of this Feature Tutorial we discussed how to configure external MIDI instruments in Logic that is, setting up a hardware MIDI keyboard or drum machine as both a MIDI controller...

Increasing the Impact of a Kick Drum in Logic Pro

There are literally hundreds of techniques for increasing the impact of your drum sounds in any DAW. Having said that, there are a few key methods I use repeatedly...

Music Tech Tip: What is MIDI Anyway?

For someone who’s been doing this a long, long time, I often forget that some of the new talent that comes into electronic music may not know certain building blocks...

Phase Out Phase: Quick and Easy Automatic Double Tracking in Logic

Whether invented by accident by Les Paul or, as others say, by Ken Townsend at Abbey Road in 1966 (and used on John Lennon's voice), automatic double tracking (ADT) is a way of thickening...