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Ableton Live for Hip-Hop, Part 2

In part 2 of this 4 part series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs explains the process and shows how to build the initial loop. Stay tuned for part 4 in this series coming soon!

Vowel EQ Shifting in Logic Pro

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

Ableton for Hip-Hop, Part 1

In part 1 of this series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs explains the process and shows how to build the initial loop. Stay tuned for part 2 in this series coming soon!

Sibelius: Diary of an Orchestrator, Part 1

Most orchestrators and Sibelius users find that one day they're presented with a tricky task. Thomas Goss is not one to be put off, and shares real-world tips on creating awesome scores!

Get Dirty with the ESM in Logic Pro

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!

Creating Dark Electronica Bass Sounds In Reason

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.

Avid Streamlines. Akai, Alesis, Numark Purchase M-Audio

The world is not a certain place from one day to the next, and change is in the air for the audio industry following today's surprise announcement by Avid and inMusic (Akai, Numark and Alesis).

Working with Rhythmic Display in Time Signatures in the Logic Pro 9 Score Editor

Jay Asher continues to share his vast practical experience using Logic Pro professionally with this excellent article on working with rhythmic display in time signatures in Logic Pro's Score Editor.

NI Producer Effects: Vocal Processing

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.

How to Create Your Own Refill for Reason

From Rack Extensions to iOS apps to awesome hardware interfaces, Propellerhead have been busy creating! You can too (be busy creating, that is). GW Childs runs through how to create your own Refills.

Ableton Live: Chopping beats MPC style

Get your groove on with Rory Dow as he taps you through the process of chopping up beats in Ableton Live MPC-style.

5 Essential Automation Tips for Avid Pro Tools Users

Pro Tools has got amazing advanced automation features you may never have come across. Rishabh Rajan shares 5 of his favourite in this article.

Making EDM Drum Fills in Logic Pro

Adding variation to your songs in Logic Pro, or any DAW, will help keep the listener's attention. Mo Volans shows how to add drum fills EDM style that'll breathe new life into your arrangement.

NEWS: Boxed Ear presents Mighty M5 Kontakt Sample Pack

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.

Apple Buys Redmatica: What it Means for Musicians

Apple buys many companies… So why choose to purchase Redmatica, the developer of Keymap which brought powerful sampling features to digital musicians? Toby Pitman pieces together a curious puzzle.