There are plenty of times when you'll want to master your own music (or other musician's) in your home studio. But don't you need lots of expensive hardware? Maybe not. You can master in the box too.
In five simple steps, Logic maestro, Matt Vanacoro, shows how to create a realistic sounding drum kit and pattern using Logic Pro X's Drum Kit Designer.
So you might be considering picking up some bargains in a seasonal sale, or just want to burn a hole in your pocket… but do you really need new music gear? G.W. Childs plays devil's advocate.
Ever come across a situation where you've forgotten or lost the password for your Mac? Before you wipe your Mac to start again, read this by Francesco Schiavon. It'll save your sanity and time!
When it's time to take your music from studio to live performance, Bitwig Studio has the means and the ease to help. Gary Hiebner shows how to make it happen.
If you're having trouble with, or haven't fully explored, Groove Templates and Groove Tracks in Logic Pro X, then Jay Asher is here to help. Goodbye rigid quantization, hello swing!
We've all used samples. And when it comes to using a sample-based MIDI orchestra, there's a number of techniques and tricks we can use to make them sound more realistic. Peter Schwartz to the rescue.
Looking for some inspiration for your next music track, maybe it's time to cultivate and embrace chaos. Noah Pred explains and shows how to randomise drums in Ableton Live.
There's not many (any?) virtual instruments with an exclamation mark in their name. But that's not the reason Xpand!2 sample playback/synth deserves your attention. Joe Albano takes you deep into it.
Add an organic, throaty feel to your basses and synths by creating a formant filter in Propellerhead Reason's Thor. G. W. Childs shows how to combine Thor and a Combinator for that WOW effect!
Logic Pro X has an arsenal of useful tools and plug-ins for mixing and sound design. The Match EQ is perhaps one of the less well-known "fixing" tools that does what it suggests, and does it well!
If you're an Ableton Push owner and are feeling bored or constrained by the 4/4 time signature most of your projects are in, then this tutorial is for you. Here's how to program Push polyrhythmically.
If you want to compress different frequencies of an audio signal you'll want to use a multiband compressor. Joe Albano explains the how and shows practical examples of multiband compression in action.
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.
Breathe new life into your drum parts by learning how to create your own drum kit presets in PreSonus Studio One's Impact. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you how.