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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Do you want a massive arsenal of drum samples available at your fingertips in real time, anytime you need it? Noah Pred shows how to create Multibank Drum Racks in Ableton Live that'll blow your mind.
Every DAW allows you to apply effect processing per track... but Reaper has another option: Take Effects. These apply effect chains to different items and Gary Hiebner shows how it is done.
There's a ton of options when you need an EQ in Cubase 7. Hollin Jones filters out the new from the old, and reveals some often unknown tricks for working with EQ in Steinberg's popular DAW.
Logic Pro's Space Designer is an excellent convolution reverb. However, using IR's can add muddiness to your sound. Jay Asher shares a clever technique to help you achieve better and clearer mixes.
Having had the luxury to cosy up with his Push, Noah Pred shares some insights on how to squeeze the most out of Ableton's premium hardware instrument and controller.
Rob Papen's Predator is more than a synth. For some, it's on their essential studio gear list, which is no surprise as it's incredibly versatile and sounds great. G. W. tours the Arp capabilities.
If you listen to professionally produced songs featuring synths, you may be fooled into thinking the synth is a single preset. Matt Loel T Hepworth dispels the illusion by layering them up in Cubase.