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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.

Unraveling The Korg iMS-20 Patch Panel

The Korg iMS-20 (think Korg MS-20 and MS-20 mini) was one of the first serious synth iPad apps for musicians and is still going strong. Find out how to unleash the power behind its Patch Panel.

How to Databend Digital Media for Sound Design

Ever wondered what a reverb or a phaser would look like on a photo you took on your iPhone? How about editing audio loops in a text editor? Enter the world of databending where everything is possible.

Take Your Studio Everywhere for Musical Inspiration

Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.

Tuning White Noise Using Reason's Subtractor

When you think of white noise you might not feel inspired, but with some clever filtering tricks and when played through Reason's Subtractor you can create something musical and unique.

Designing Menu and Button Sounds for Video Games in Ableton Live

Possibly the most fun any sound designer can have is in designing chirps, clicks and pops for video game menu interfaces. G. W. Childs scrolls through the ins and outs in this tutorial.

3 Tips to Boost Creativity Using Sound When Sleeping

Some of us don't find Christmas to be the most enjoyable time... if you'd prefer to hibernate through the next couple of days we can help! G. W. Childs shows how sound can put you to sleep.

Sound Design with iZotope Iris

Iris from iZotope is not your typical synth plug-in. In essence this resynthesizer is perfect for creating unique sonic textures others can only dream of! Hollin Jones gets designing sounds with it.

5 Essential Mixing Tips Every Producer Should Know

When it comes to mixing your musical creations, there's tips and then there's tips... In this article Mike Watkinson shares what he feels are five of the most essential tips you need to know.

Extreme Sound Processing in Cubase 7.5

If you’re looking for a grittier edge for your productions, Cubase has all the tools you need! Hollin Jones is on hand to show you how.