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Split-Band Processing Bass in Logic Pro

There are many ways to process a sound. Splitting the frequency bands so you can apply DSP effects to separate frequencies is one way. Gary Hiebner shows you how it's done.

Sound Design: Re-Create Benny Benassi's 'Cinema' Chord Stab Synth in Logic

Learn how to recreate the Benny Benassi "Cinema" chord stab synth using Logic's ES2. Richard Lainhart gives in-depth explanations for the settings and sceenshots to help you follow along.

Ableton Live: Simpler. The Synth You Didn't Know You Had

It doesn't get much simpler than sampling in Ableton's Simpler. While it is one of the most intuitive samplers out there, Simpler can be used in many innovative ways: for example, as a synthesiser!

Build A Freaky Octave Lead Sound In Amplitube 3

When it comes to guitar know-how there aren't many people better positioned than Toby Pitman. In this quick tutorial he shows how to build a "freaky octave lead sound" in IK Multimedia's AmpliTube 3.

Sound Design: How to Play Guitar Like Lil' Wayne in Reason

In this Sound Design tutorial, GW Childs reminisces about love, life and music. In the process he shares how to use Reason to create the guitar section from Lil' Wayne's sultry classic, 'How to Love'.

Sound Design: Re-Create Daft Punk's "Around The World" Synth in Logic

Daft Punk's "Around The World", released in the late 90s was a big hit. As well as inspiring countless tunes & remixes, it inspired Richard Lainhart to recreate the key synth hook.

Using Scripts In Native Instruments' Kontakt

Scripting is a powerful yet under explored features in Native Instruments Kontakt. By using the pre-built scripts (or by rolling your own) you can create compelling new instruments and interfaces.

Sound Design: Lady Gaga 'The Edge of Glory' Bass Synth

Lady Gaga has taken the pop world by storm over the past few years. Learn how to re-create (in Logic or your DAW or synth of choice) the bass synth from her hit single "Edge of Glory".

Sound Design: the Black Eyed Peas' Dirty Bit Synths, Part 2

In Part 2 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce another synth sound from a recent pop hit...

Sound Design: Black Eyed Peas Dirty Bit Synth in Logic Pro, Part 1

In Part 1 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce a synth sound from a recent pop hit, The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)"...

Sound Design: Making an Old School Snare in Logic

Recently I wrote a tutorial on how to quickly make an electro kick drum in Logic Pro. If you recall, the exercise merely utilized a few iterations of Logic’s Klopfgeist with a bit of effect.

Seven Quick Steps to Creating a Quick Warm Pad in Thor

What are pads anyway? You probably know them as the droning quarter note, half note, whole note progressions you’ll hear low in the background of slower songs to fill up more space. You may have heard

Sound Design: Re-Creating Daft Punk's "Robot Rock" Synth Sound in Logic

Daft Punk's synth sounds, simply rule (a comment I'd like to make about their music in general). Let's find out how to re-create the sound used in Robot Rock using Logic's ES2 analog synth plugin.

Halloween Sound Design Part 2: Creating Monster FX in Logic

I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to creating weird (and sometimes wonderful) sound effects in Logic. There's something undeniably satisfying about stretching, flexing, effecting, warping, a

Halloween Sound Design Part 1: Creating Eerie Vocal Effects in Logic

When not hanging around the macProVideo forums you can usually find me immersed deep in my studio using Logic's instruments and effects designing and creating ambient textures and