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Logic Pro Sound Design: Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Heads Will Roll Synth

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs use hardware synths & guitars to create their brand of pop-rock! Richard Lainhart shows how to re-create the synth line from Heads Will Roll using Logic Pro's built-in instruments.

Sound Design: Benga Synth on Katy B On a Mission in Logic Pro

Dubstep is all the rage right now, and one producer that is creating some of the biggest hits is Benga. Gary Hiebner shows how to re-create 'On a Mission' featuring Katy B in Logic Pro.

Creating Dub Delay Effects With Logic Pro's Tape Delay

Logic's Tape Delay is one of the original effects, and still one of the best for emulating that tape-based analog dub feel. Mo Volans uses it for some 'wow' and 'flutter'.

NI Massive: Making Stereo Sample And Hold Effects

Load up your DAW, open up Massive and be prepared to make some awesome sounds! Mo Volans show the ins and outs of creating sample and hold effects in this popular synth by Native Instruments.

Animating the Pulverizer In Reason 6

Toby Pitman shows how the Matrix Pattern Sequencer can be used to control different sound characteristic of a loop. Basically, we're talking audio animation in Reason 6!

Making Gritty Analog Bass Sounds In Cubase 6

Want to create analog bass sounds? Cubase 6 has you covered with Prologue. Mo Volans takes this instrument over the edge and introduces that much needed grit into your creations.

Destructive Effects in GarageBand

Geting down and dirty (musically, of course) is G.W. Childs IV's speciality. So when you need some extra grit and aggression in your GarageBand compositions then he's the man to consult!

Recording Beat Repeat Variations In Ableton Live

Overlook the Beat Repeat plug-in in Ableton Live and you may be ignoring one of the most ingenious randomizers available in any DAW. Mo Volans walks through the main functions in this article.

MPV Free Stuff: Electronica Construction Kit Loops

MPV Free Stuff is back! This time with a construction kit's worth of Apple Loops by Mo Volans that you can use freely in any of your productions. An Early Christmas pressie from The Hub!

DubStep Version of We Three Kings

What happens when you re-create a classic Christmas carol with a wobble-style bass? Gary Heibner brings you a DubStep tune instead of the regular gold, frankincence or myrrh.

Creating A Cheesy Electro Version Of Jingle Bells (or any other Xmas track)

With tongue firmly in cheek, Mo Volans sets about revolutionizing Christmas... starting with remixing our most favorite of favorite Christmas tune: Jingle Bells.

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.