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Ableton's Frequency Shifter Device. What is it and How Do I Use it?

Simple can be super, as Ableton's Frequency Shifter Device proves. In fact, it's often overlooked for sound design purposes... when in fact, it could be exactly what you need. Rory Dow demonstrates.

Issue 4: MPVHub Audio Magazine: DJ Focus

Issue #4 of MPVHub Audio is here... and it's the BEST yet. Interviews w/ Paul van Dyk, Neil Davidge + more. 15 audio software & DJing tutorials, awesome gear reviews & DIY MIDI Controller feature...

Creating Wavetables in U-he's Zebra 2

If you're looking for a versatile, yet easy to use, soft synth... U-he's Zebra 2 deserves your attention. In this quick tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to use Zebra 2's wavetable feature.

Creating an Electro House Groove in Logic Pro, Part 2

Continue your week on a groovy note! (sic) with the second of this two-part tutorial on creating an EDM House Groove using Logic Pro by Darren Burgos.

Creating an Electro House Groove in Logic Pro, Part 1

Start your week on a groovy note (sic) with this awesome two-part tutorial on creating an EDM House Groove using Logic Pro by Darren Burgos. (Part 2 coming tomorrow).

Making Noise Based SuperSaw Patches In Reason

Rev Up your Reason SuperSaw sounds for bigger, badder, phatter synth patterns. Mo Volans takes you from zero to hero in this step-by-step reason tutorial article.

Bringing the Wobble in to iZotope Iris

Iris, by iZotope, can do a whole lot more than you might think. Sure, it's great for atmospheres and effects... but you can also create stunning pads and even Dubstep Wobble basses! GW shows you how.

Using Ableton’s Looper to Create Unique Beats

Have you ever used Ableton Live's Looper plug-in? In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shares his Looper workflows for creating unique beats for live and studio purposes.

Creating Full On Acid Sounds With The ABL2 in Reason

It’s official; acid will never die and everybody loves a 303! If you agree with this and you use Reason then it's time to check out Audiorealism's 303 clone in the form of a rack extension!

Go Microtonal with Absynth

There are times when you may wish to veer off the path most trodden and experiment with microtonal tunings. Gary Hiebner walks you down alternate routes using Native Instruments' Absynth.

Bending Sounds in Logic Pro

There's a bunch of cool EDM sounds you can make using Logic's ES2. In this excellent tutorial, Darren Burgos shows how to get that pitch bend riser-style EDM lead sound. A MUST read!

Snapshot Morphing in Reaktor

Creating new sounds from existing patches is a great way to increase the number of available presets in your collection! G.W. Childs shows off Reaktor's Snapshot Morph function to help your process.

Sweeping Wavetables For Cool Effects in Reason

Mo Volans shows you how to transform a static wavetable sound into something you might not expect - using Propellerhead Reason's Thor.

Have Fun with Resonators in Ableton Live

Tune in to this tutorial on what Ableton Live's Resonators device is, how it works and... how to have some fun with it on your tracks. Rory Dow is your guide on your way to resonators mastery.

Creating Rhythmic Mayhem with Noise Gates in Logic Pro

Get creative with side chaining in Logic Pro. Mike Watkinson shows two different ways to set this up, with the focus on using this imaginatively in your musical projects.