If you're new to Ableton, whether you're a novice music maker or a veteran from other DAWs, knowing how to use pan envelopes can help transform your tracks and add extra interest. Here's how.
Logic Pro's built-in compressor has a lot of sound shaping potential below the surface. Joe Albano reveals the ins and outs of its circuit types.
As well as being a multitrack recorder, Adobe's Audition is a very capable audio editor with some useful features to help you edit and manipulate audio loops. Gary Hiebner shows how!
Listen to some the most well popular EDM tracks out there with vocal parts and you'll likely notice some expertly implemented delay effects. Mo Volans shows how to bring these into your tracks.
If you've ever wanted to combine the best bits of two different patches in Logic Pro X and thought it wasn't possible, think again! Joe Albano shows how.
Want to sample audio in real-time while you're DJing using Traktor and then process that sampled audio any which way you want? Sara Simms is on hand to help you out.
Logic Pro X's Smart Controls don't just allow you to control multiple plugins in one easy to use interface when mixing… you can use them for sound design and performance too. Darren Burgos shows how.
Continuing with his tips on DJing using Ableton Push, Tadhg Leonard look at how to get looping and implement DJ FX in the second part of this mini-series.
Grab your guitar, launch Pro Tools and get the Eleven plug-in on screen now! Joe Albano takes us through 5 meaty tips for using this excellent guitar amp simulator from Avid.
What is modulation? How can you make use of it in your musical compositions? The late and great Richard Lainhart wrote this piece for AskAudio Mag which explores modulation in Logic Pro.
Is the much talked about "Hollywood sound" attainable in your studio on a budget?Is it even desirable? Joshua Aker blasts this utopian ideal out of the water in this enlightening read.
Give your Ableton Live glitch effects that extra something with these five incredibly useful tips from Gary Hiebner.
If you want to take your mixes to the next level and are willing to put in a little time and effort, automation instead of compression is going to give you the edge you’ve been looking for.
Originally viewed as a problem, distortion is now one of the most used creative effects in music productions. Joe Albano adds some warmth and crunch to the proceedings in this enlightening tutorial.
A good piano instrument doesn't depend only on the sound quality of its samples… Lynda Arnold argues that usability is important which is why NI's Giant wins for her every time.