Taking a bath in water (hot is my preference!) is second nature to us all. Every day though we may be bathed in different things like light and also sound. Lynda Arnold explains what a sound bath is.
Iris 2 from iZotope is a synth with a lot of easily accessible features which, if used right, can result in some incredible and organic sounds. G. W. Childs shows you how to create unison effects here
Just because Bitwig Studio doesn't support ReWire doesn't mean you can't make it play nice with other DAWs. Gary Hiebner shows how to use Jack and MIDI routing between different apps on Mac and PC.
Image-Line's Sawer synth is a thick, analog-style synth with some serious attitude. In this tutorial, GW Childs shows how to create a Robin Schulz style ducking pad using it in FL Studio.
Do you use Sylenth? If you'd like to make a Dutch House style lead in the style of producers like Afrojack or Martin Garrix, then this tutorial-article by Sara Simms is for you.
Don't read this Logic Pro X tutorial-article if you want your sampled instruments to sound lame, unrealistic and make your tracks sound bad. If you want better results then this is essential reading.
iZotope's Iris 2 continues to reap the rewards of its spectral processing abilities and now also has a powerful new modulation system, enhanced effects and over 11 GB of content.
Return tracks can serve multiple purposes. CPU efficient use of effects, effects for multiple tracks, and more. GW Childs shows how to use return tracks for building effects chains in Ableton Live.
If you use Pro Tools and are keen on your monophonic synths, then you'll find Vacuum a rather fun virtual-tube style synth. Joe Albano shows how to make an edgy bass sound.
Don't imagine for a second that distortion effects belong only in the domain of our guitar wielding friends. Distortion is for everyone! Artists from EDM to Country are embracing it and so can you!
It's all well and good knowing Cubase well enough to produce great songs and mixes... but staying organized, and knowing how to manage your media can be just as important.
There are some meaty and capable synths available for iPad. Don't keep the iOS music platform separate from Logic Pro X. With a little know-how, you can integrate iOS synths directly into Logic.
In this tutorial-video Liam O'Mullane (aka. The Sound Tutor) opens up with Machine 2.0 secret playbook to show how to create bass rhythms that sync perfectly with the kick drum and a lot more too.
In the space of a few short years online music collaboration software has begun to really take off. Gary Hiebner takes a look at the most interesting apps and services available for collaborators now.
You may not think of Dr Octo REX as a sound design tool but it actually has some great features you can use to tweak your loops and slices and make your tracks sound more unique and interesting!