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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

Workflow Mastery in Propellerheads Reason - Part 2 - Combinator Drum Sub Mix

When using Reason to build your tracks perhaps the best feature is the ability to "hands on" design your set up as you like. Reason only has a 14-channel mixer and this can appear to present some limi

Quick Tip: Fix MIDI Velocity Short Cut in Logic

In continuation of the recent MIDI Editing Quick Tip: The Art of Selection, I'd like to share one essential and marvelous work flow tip that can save you huge amounts of time. If you've ever needed to

Creating Glitch Style Stutter FX in Logic - Part 2

In the first part of this How-to create glitch effects series in Logic we explored the process of manipulating audio samples / micro-sounds in the Arrange  window. Giving the sense of a hit or sound

Quick Tip: The Art of Selection in Logic

Logic has always been very strong in the MIDI department. Despite the introduction of advanced audio editing features in Logic 9, such as Flex Time, MIDI is still king of the hill and the easiest and