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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!