Talking basses aren't new, but they're seeing a revival in musical styles, from Dubstep to pop. Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to get that vowel, formant, talking bass style synth using Logic Pro's ES2
Get down and dirty with GW Childs as he explores the simpler side of synth programming of Logic Pro's ES M. Starting with a clean, pure bass he shows how to add some grime!
Get your mood on with this step-by-step on creating bass sounds that spring to life '¦ in a dark and brooding way. Mo Volans shows how in Propellerhead Reason.
Check out how to quickly and imaginatively create your own custom convolution reverbs in Native Instruments' Battery with Ruari Galbraith!
Native Instruments' Producer Effects are one of the best kept, and most versatile, secrets in Guitar Rig. Mo Volans explores how to apply them on vocals.
As soon as I heard the audio examples for this new sample pack library for Kontakt I was hooked! And of course, wanted to explore it some more. Read on to find out more about this 1.5GB soundset.
With Iris, iZotope has given digital musicians something exciting to explore! It's one of those synths that truly deserves to be termed as "innovative". Toby Pitman puts it to work on drum loops.
Adding some distortion to your sounds can be done directly in Ableton using Redux. Rishabh Rajan explores an alternate method using Max for Live's Degrade~ object with unique results!
The MPV & McDSP Remix Contest RESULTS are in! Did you win $1495 worth of audio plug-ins.
Electronic genres don't stay static for long. A relative new comer to the EDM scene, Moobahton, is a hybrid of Dutch House and Reggaeton. Gary Hiebner shows how to emulate this style in Ableton.
Reason is a sound designers paradise! So many interesting and amazing sounds can be imagined up with just a few clicks of your mouse. Mo Volans gets about distorting soundscapes in this article.
Vocoders can do so much more than create Sci-Fi inspired robotic vocal effects. G. W. Childs digs into Ableton Live's Vocoder and shares 3 vital tips.
Every musician needs a studio! Mike Watkinson walks you through all the project studio essentials from monitoring to recording with mics in this enhanced iBook guide w/ 40 minutes of video tutorials!
Turn on the radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live. (Part 2)
Melodyne as a film production sound design tool? If you've never explored the more esoteric uses of Melodyne then read on as Celemony expert, David Andris, guides you through some formant tools tips.