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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.

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!