Percussion is the foundation of any good tune and Drum Racks (in Ableton Live) are the most powerful way to create phat beats. For years I experimented with various ways of making beats, but never get
There's little doubt in my mind that Kong is one of the most powerful drum machines on the market today. The sheer quality of sound sources available is one of it's main strengths and the Nurse Rex lo
Recently, I picked up an iPad 2 on it's US release day even though I'm up in Canada. Luckily a fellow Apple fan made the trek to Buffalo and got two. Speed is definitely better on these new models and
When putting together an arrangement it's always useful to be able to create tension and anticipation. This is doubly important when producing electronic tracks and creating that perfect build is noth
Melodyne has to be one of the most advanced software applications in regards to time stretching and pitch shifting capabilities. I find that you can take a simple melody or synth line you have created
With current drum plug-ins, sample-based MIDI instruments and virtual studios, it's very, very easy to emulate having a real drummer. This is especially cool when you're the lone guy with a laptop. Re
Delay is one of the most useful spatial effects at our disposal but often the effect can sound a little generic in nature. To add an extra edge to your delays you can combine different processes and e
In this Quick Tip we're going to explore how to effectively use Logic's Prelisten channel to preview audio with and without effects. Let's imagine two common scenarios often experienced by Logic users
Gates are the perfect plug-in to remove noise and unwanted signal from our audio but if your gate plug-in supports side chaining you might be able to use it for a whole lot more. By feeding a percussi
If you are not familiar with buss processing it is simply a technique that involves processing an entire group (or buss) of instruments at once. This could be two guitars, fifteen drum parts or an ent
It's amazing how many loops of drums, percussion, guitar riffs, and more come with Reason. There are so many, in fact, that it would be really easy to build songs made from the included loops along...
Dubstep is all the rage with its big wobble sounds. This pseudo style is a mixture of Dub Reggae, 2-Step, Grime with elements of Drum 'n Bass. Join Gary Hiebner as he shakes it up in Logic Pro.
When musical inspiration strikes there's nothing worse than needing to navigate a clunky software interface before getting your ideas in place. Fortunately, GarageBand for iPad takes much of the 'inte
We use technology for many tasks in our daily life. From communication, to basic daily tasks, it can make life much easier. Music is another area that technology has greatly improved. Within every mus
From electronica to rock, pop to orchestral, crashes are used to add impact or signal a transition. Mo Volans shows how to transform a simple crash into something much bigger in Logic Pro.