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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.

Logic Pro: Using Scratch Ideas as Processed Melody Ideas

Hum or sing rough melody lines into Logic Pro and then learn how to transform them into synth, bass lines, or much more. Gary Hiebner shows you how in this fascinating workflow exposé.

Making Super Fast FX Kits In Reason

Straight from the excellent video course on "Twisted Sound Design in Reason", super Reason trainer, Mo Volans, shows how to make super fast FX kits in Reason 6's Kong.

Stereo Panning Effects: UA RE-201 Space Echo

What's better than using one UA emulation of Roland's infamous Space Echo units on a track? Two, of course! Rich Tozzoli takes you through some tips and tricks for Universal Audio's RE-201.

Automating LFO Speed In Reason's Thor

Everyone knows how to make wobbles in Reason now, right? Well, even if you do (or don't) this tutorial shows how to keep wobbling in sync with your project using Thor.

Sound Like Rihanna's We Found Love in Ableton Live

Sometimes one sonic element in a song really stands out, and you may want to re-create it for fun on your own tracks. Learn how to create synth sounds like those heard in Rihanna's We Found Love.

Logic Pro's Ultrabeat as an Effect Sequencer

Ultrabeat is more than a drum pattern sequencer , sample playback engine and drum synth creation plugin... Darren Burgos shares this incredible tip on using it as an effects sequencer!

Creating Homemade Stutters in Ableton Live

Don't be fooled into thinking this article is for Ableton users only... If you want to manually create glitch and stutter effects in any DAW, check out this concise guide by G. W. Childs.

Reason: Create Tension Using Classic High Strings

Learn how to titillate your listeners by creating tension using classic strings in Propellerhead Reason. Mo Volans creates exciting buildups and breakdowns.

Pro Tools Velvet Explored

Take a look inside Avid's Instrument Expansion pack for Pro Tools 10 and you'll find some succulent software instruments to get your teeth into. Mike Watkinson uncovers the luxurious Velvet.

Using Noise Layers To Enhance Sounds In Reason

Reason now has more processors and cool devices than you can shake a stick at but sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and use some more traditional methods to enhance your sounds.

The Art Of Sound-A-Likes And Re-Records

Toby Pitman reveals the process behind creating sound-a-likes and re-records of popular songs for TV, DVD, stage and … a huge event we can't talk about...