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Using an Input Channel Strip in Logic Pro 9 to Record Audio with Software FX

What are the benefits to recording the fx direct to audio recording in Logic or any DAW? Why would you want to do this and how would you set it up? Jay Asher talks the theory and shows you how!

Get Creative With Containers in NI Guitar Rig 5

Toby Pitman explores NI Guitar Rig 5's new container modules. You can use them in all sorts of rack-based ways which, as he discovers, makes them versatile for studio and performance musicians.

Using Dummy Clips to Trigger Effects in Ableton Live

Learn how to use Dummy Clips in Ableton Live's Session View to trigger a variety of mind-bending effects. Then use these triggered clips to build interesting, non-linear, arrangements.

Making A Distorted Synth Bass With Logic Pro's ES2

If you tuned in and downloaded the FREE ES2 patches by Mo Volans back in July 2012 you'll have come across a lovely distorted synth bass. Discover how to program this patch from scratch in Logic Pro!

Using Online Promotion to Build a Music FanBase

You've produced a great song / club track, played to an adoring audience… what next? Well, sit down and learn how to use social media tools to build a healthy music fan base.

MPV Free Stuff: Synths for Logic Pro

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV Free Stuff!! This time we've got a delicious & edgy collection of Logic synth settings for you. Simply log in (or sign-up for free) to download!

NEWS: Livid Instruments 7 Day Block Sale

What do you get when you combine 7 days, a sale, Livid Instruments, a music gear nerd, a Block and your existing DAW? Read on to find out more!

Control a Wobble Bass Using a MIDI Note in Logic Pro

Wobble? Wub-wub-wubub-wub. You guessed it we're talking Dubstep and how to change LFO rates by pressing a MIDI note in Logic. David Earl shows how using Logic's Environment everyone can wobble.

Building a Pad Sound in Cubase's Padshop Pro

Padshop is Steinberg’s new instrument in VST and AU formats that uses granular synthesis to build pad sounds. Follow along with Hollin Jones in this step-by-step synth workshop.

The Special Needs Music Classroom: GarageBand for iPad’s Smart Strings

Join Adam Goldberg in this insiders guide on how using smart strings in GarageBand for iPad helps him to facilitate musical learning in the Special Needs classroom.

Mixing Tip: Tame Bright Drums Using UA Studer A800

What comes to mind when you think about the sound of analog tape? Warmth, punch, low-end beef, controlled distortion? Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli shows how digital doesn't need to sound digital!

Using Multitimbral Instruments in Ableton Live

What's the big fuss about using multitimbral instruments in Ableton Live? Amongst others: more CPU efficient, better mixing potential. Rory Dow shows how to set this up.

Creating an automatic EXS24 Sampler Instrument loader in Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro 9's EXS24 sampler may lack some of the scripting features of other samplers like Kontakt… but it still holds its own and provides for fast workflows within Logic. Jay Asher investigates.

Using Guitar Rig As A Production-Based Processor

Is Native Instruments Guitar Rig designed only for guitarists? Simple answer: No! Mo Volans discovers just how useful a tool GR is for processing guitars as it is for a wide variety of other sources.

MIDI Chain Racks in Ableton Live

Ableton has excellent MIDI editing tools for the creative musician. Period. In this article Gary Hiebner shows how to mangle and manipulate MIDI using Racks in Ableton Live.