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Top 10 Mixing Tips For PreSonus Studio One

Make the most out of your mixes in PreSonus Studio One with these 10 top tips from musician, trainer and producer, Matt Vanacoro.

Exploring the DB-33 in Pro Tools

If you're searching for a Hammond/Leslie organ soft instrument that not only sounds convincing but is fun to play, then the DB-33 in Pro Tools could be for you. Joe Albano gives it an in-depth whirl.

Create Bodyrox Style Synth Sound in Logic Pro X

In this in-depth sound design tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to re-create the incredibly cool buzzy synth sound from the Bodyrox tune, 'Yeah Yeah' using Retro Synth in Logic Pro X.

Mixing Tips: The Importance of Panning

Have you ever wanted to re-create the spacial effects from your favorite band's performance or studio album? Using panning maps, Matt Loel T. Hepworth shows you how in this excellent mixing tutorial!

Using Multiple Guitar Amp Plug-Ins For Bigger Sounds

What’s better than a single guitar amp plug-in? Why two, of course! In this excellent tutorial, Rich Tozzoli breaks down how best to use multiple guitar amp plug-ins to achieve unlimited sounds.

Sync Korg Volca Synths with Ableton, Logic and Reason

The Korg Volca family of synths replicate the quirkiness of the analog world while allowing you to interface with modern music software. Here's how to sync the Volcas to Ableton, Logic & Reason.

Simple Ways to Diversify Your Music Production Style

Simple ideas can be the most powerful. In this article Gary Hiebner suggests some obvious yet effective ways to diversify your compositions & music productions by implementing other genres & styles.

Understanding Native Instruments The Finger Quick Key Assignments

When Native Instruments gave us The Finger (ahem!) in Komplete it didn't get the same kudos as its sibling plug-ins. But, this MIDI controlled fx plug-in is very powerful as G. W. Childs finds out.

6 Lesser-Known Plug-Ins on the UAD-2 Platform

There's a continuing number of high-quality plug-ins available for the UAD-2 platform. So much so that it can be difficult to discover the plug-in best suited for your needs. Jay Asher reveals 6 gems.

Quick and Easy Gated Stutters in Logic Pro X

Want to create stunning st-st-stutters in your tracks using Logic Pro X? Well, you're in luck: Darren Burgos reveals his production techniques for great gated stutters.

Creating Realistic Drum Sounds With FXpansion's BFD3

There's not much you can't achieve with drum sounds using FXpansion's excellent BFD3. In this tutorial, Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test and shows how to create realistic sounds using it!

Building a Multi-Layered Instrument in HALion Sonic SE 2

If you've got Cubase 7.5 you've also got HALion Sonic SE2 - a versatile sampler instrument / synth with powerful features. In this tutorial discover how to build a multi-layered instrument using it.

Exploring Max For Live’s Buffer Shuffler

Live 9 users who want to truly manipulate audio have never had it so good thanks to Max For Live's Buffer Shuffler. Gary Hiebner gets his shuffle on in his quest for unique, creative effects.

Creating a 4 Octave Guitar In Logic Pro X

In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to create a cool and rather enormous guitar tone that can be achieved in Logic Pro X thanks to a few new additions to the Pedalboard plugin.

Exploring Harmor in FL Studio 11

Uncovering Harmor in FL Studio means needing to get to grips with a very powerful and capable additive/subtractive synth. G. W. Childs walks you through the essentials in this tutorial.