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Sample, Slice and Quantize Audio in Reason 7

Reason 7's audio editing capabilities put it on par with some of the more "traditional" audio-based DAWs on the market. In this tutorial, Hollin Jones explores the many ways you can manipulate audio.

Creating Signature Patches with Summing Track Stacks in Logic Pro X

For many useful advanced tasks in Logic Pro X we no longer need to delve into the Environment. Track Stacks are a prime example of how to create sophisticated patches in just a few steps.

Combining Synth Types In Logic Pro X

The new Track Stacks in Logic Pro now gives us instant access to easily create a layered sounds, synths and textures. In this tutorial, Mo Volans explores how to combine different tasty synth types.

Creating a Dubstep-style Wobble Bass in FL Studio 11

Used by high-profile artists and musicians (like BT), FL Studio 11 is taking the music world by storm. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows how to create dub step wobble basses with ease.

Quick and Easy Sampler Instruments in Logic Pro X

Did you know that, thanks to Logic Pro X inheriting the Musical Keyboard from GarageBand, you can now create sampler instruments faster than ever? Mike Watkinson demonstrates how.

6 Essential Tips for NI Battery 4

Battery 4 has seen a major overhaul with a new refined interface and loads of new features. Get the most out of this drum sampler powerhouse with Toby Pitman's essential tips.

Synth Basics: Parallel And Series Filter Modes Explained

When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.

Logic Pro X MIDI FX Tutorial: Low CPU, High Creativity

Getting unique sounds and effects out of Logic Pro X doesn't have to mean taxing your Mac's CPU. G. W. Childs shows how to make use of the new MIDI FX plug-ins to get creating wherever you are.

Making Fat Bass Patches In NI's Monark

Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.

Mastering Max for Live's Mono Sequencer

Live 9 is arguably the most exciting environment in which to create musical content. And the new Max for Live Mono Sequencer makes it even better for musicians as Noah Pred discovers.

How to Run 32-bit Plug-ins in Logic Pro X Using Vienna Ensemble Pro

Calling all Logic Pro X users dependent on 32-bit plug-ins like Sylenth... aside from our previous solution, there's a more integrated one using VEP. Peter Schwartz walks you through the ins and outs.

Subtractive Synthesis with PreSonus Studio One’s Mojito

With a name like Mojito you may suspect this subtractive synth included with PreSonus Studio One is going to be rather tasty.Gary Hiebner explores how to create bass sounds, including dubstep wobbles.

Making a Big Bass Patch in Thor for iPad

Serious sound design on an iPad? Who'd have thought it truly is both possible and desirable - especially since Propellerhead released Thor for iPad! Here's how to create a big bass patch.

An Introduction To Track Stacks In Logic Pro X

New to Logic Pro X? You probably have some questions about one of the big new features: Track Stacks. Mo Volans explains the two types, shows how to use them both in the mix and when composing.

Using Logic Pro X's MIDI FX Modulator

With Logic Pro X’s new Modulator MIDI FX, you now have a simple way to modulate software instrument parameters. In short, you can make awesome and interesting sounds in a jiffy! Here's how!