What do you do when musical inspiration temporarily deserts you? Load up FL Studio 11 and get playing with the Riff Machine is what! Gary Hiebner gets generating melodies with this fab tool.
In part 2 of this series, Darren Burgos finishes off the DubStep groove we started in part 1 not only completely in Logic Pro X, but exclusively in a single instance of Ultrabeat!
Love it or hate it, making Dubstep wobble basses and the lot can be very fun! In part one of this two-part series, Darren Burgos shows how to create a Dubstep groove in Logic Pro X's Ultrabeat.
How do you get elements in your mix to gel when they clash? Before you ditch the parts read and listen to the examples in this tutorial by Mo Volans as he uses auto-panning to solve this problem.
There's something so satisfying about randomly stumbling upon sounds and fx you'd never have consciously created. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Randomizer Max for Live device to good effect.
One of the most impressive improvements in Logic Pro X is the addition of MIDI FX plug-ins, in particular the Arpeggiator. In this tutorial Darren Burgos reveals two ways to capture its actual output.
30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.
Put away your mics and forget about hiring that upright acoustic piano (for now!)... Native Instruments' The Giant piano instrument is here to provide a realistic alternative as Hollin Jones find out.
You may have heard it's possible for Logic Pro X to read FCPXML! Ben Balser explores the best ways possible to create a successful workflow between Apple's pro video and audio workstations.
In this article Darren Burgos examines three third party plug-ins that use frequency ducking to attain a better sounding kick/bass combination. Waves, Brainworx and WaveFactory are in the lab.
Bass amps are for bass players only? Nope! Kick open Logic Pro X and follow this excellent tutorial by Darren Burgos as he shows you how to use Bass Amp Designer in new and novel ways for synths.
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)
David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.
When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.
You're playing live. Triggering samples in Ableton Live 9. But you've got 132 to choose from... Yikes! Tadhg Leonard shares some super tips on using the pitch plug-in to trigger samples in an instant!