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Reason 6 Tutorial: Glitching With The Echo

The new Echo device in Reason 6 does more than its streamlined appearance suggests. Yes, it's a great delay effect, but G.W. Childs takes its processing capabilities to another level.

Sound Design: Create a Synthetic Sitar Sound in Logic's Sculpture

Sculpture's intricate interface means it often gets overlooked as a sound design tool. Richard Lainhart plucks away at this physical modeling instrument and shows how to create a sitar-like sound.

Creating Robotic, Machine-Like Sound Effects in Logic Pro

Sound design is one of the most fun pursuits on the planet. And with Logic Pro it's possible to create some truly unheard-of sound effects. Mo stretches, crushes, modulates, and filters his voice

Ableton Live: Grain Delay for Quick Sound Design

Anyone interested in generating random beats or other elements in their music will have experimented with Ableton Live. They may not, however, have realized just how useful the Grain Delay is.

Programming Laid Back Hip Hop Beats In Logic Pro

When it comes to creating drum parts, Ultrabeat provides a ton of suitable sounds for almost any musical style. And for programming the patterns? Mo Volans steps up with a laid back hip hop pattern.

Sound Design: Sexy Boy by Air in Logic Pro

Ever wanted to re-create that fun formant-style Bass sound from Air's seminal "Sexy Boy" track? In this mammoth tutorial, Richard Lainhart digs deep to show you how in Logic or any DAW!

MPV Free Stuff: 10 Free Reason 6 Patches

To celebrate the release of Reason 6 by Propellerhead Software, Hollin Jones has released 10 FREE Reason patches exclusively available on The MPV Hub. Sign in and download them in this article!

Reason 6: Create Daft Punk Arpeggiations in the style of "Tron Legacy"

The Daft Punk Sons of Flynn soundtrack for Tron was arguably one of the best bits of film music from 2010. G.W. Childs is still rocking to it and shows how to create the arpeggiations in Reason 6.

Create Complex Tones from Basic Tones in Ableton

Abelton Live is so much more than a live performance tool. It's a serious studio DAW and one of the first ports of call for G.W. Childs when it comes to designing sounds and FX.

Using Absynth as an Effect to Process Audio

Most Absynth users are so blown away with its capabilities as a software instrument that they pass over using it as a powerful effects processor! Gary Hiebner explores the other side of Absynth.

MPV FREE Stuff: 10 Omnisphere Patches

Omnisphere by Spectrasonics is arguably one of the most amazing virtual instruments ever made. Although it comes with a huge number of patches, Toby Pitman has created 10 exclusive patches to use!

Sound Design: Deadmau5 Ghosts n Stuff Organ in Reason

Deadmau5-style pitch tricks, beats and sounds is all the rage. Learn how to recreate the organ sound from Deadmau5's dance floor filler, Ghosts n Stuff, in Propellerhead's Reason.

Sound Design: Bass Groove from Dirty Vegas' "Days Go By"

Learn how to recreate the grooving bass sound from the club-land classic hit track, Dirty Vegas' "Days Go By" using in Reason. This hypnotic bass groove will grab you and your listeners.

Deadmau5 Pitching Tricks in Logic Pro

What? A free plugin (included with every Mac) that can help you create a Deadmau5-style pitching build-up? Yes, it's true and Gary Hiebner shows you where to find it and how to use it.

Sound Design: Synth from 'Dance Wiv Me' by Dizzee Rascal

Richard Lainhart breaks open Logic Pro's ES2 and shows how to recreate one of the synths from the Dizzee Rascal hit, 'Dance Wiv Me' featuring Calvin Harris.