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Using iZotope Iris on Drum Loops

With Iris, iZotope has given digital musicians something exciting to explore! It's one of those synths that truly deserves to be termed as "innovative". Toby Pitman puts it to work on drum loops.

Logic Pro: Capture Last Take As Recording for MIDI and Audio

You’ve just played the performance of a lifetime but Logic was in playback, not record, mode. All is not lost! Rounik Sethi shows you how to recall your last played MIDI or audio performance!

MPV and McDSP SongCraft Remix Contest RESULTS

The MPV & McDSP Remix Contest RESULTS are in! Did you win $1495 worth of audio plug-ins.

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 3

In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 3 (of 3), focuses in on the Major scale for those heroic journeys.

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 2

In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 2 (of 3), focuses in on the Diminshed scale.

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 1

In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 1 (of 3), focuses in on the Lydian scale.

How to Create Cue Starts in Logic Pro

Logic Pro has some excellent scoring to movie features… David Earl demonstrates how to set up a project to spot to cues for an efficient and easy to navigate composing workflow.

Review: UA EP-34 Tape Echo

If you've got a UAD-2 and you haven't tried out the Universal Audio EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in, Rich Tozzoli presents compelling reasons why you simply need to check it out.

Your DAW Sucks

Platforms in music & tech have long seen a diverse range of opinions. Mac vs PC, Cubase vs Logic v Pro Tools, etc. It's fair to want the best, but Matthew Loel T Hepworth notices a new "Sucks" trend.

Transitioning to Ableton Live from Any DAW, Part 3

Can't get your head around Ableton Live? Don't be put off! G. W. Childs highlights the similarities in Part 3 of this Transition to Ableton from any DAW series.

Exploring the New Workflow Tools in Audition CS6

Adobe's Creative Suite CS6 launch brought much attention to Photoshop and the other big guns. One application comparatively slipped under the radar: Audition. Hollin Jones uncovers the new features.

How to Create a Moombahton Beat in Ableton Live

Electronic genres don't stay static for long. A relative new comer to the EDM scene, Moobahton, is a hybrid of Dutch House and Reggaeton. Gary Hiebner shows how to emulate this style in Ableton.

Making A Distorted Soundscape In Reason 6

Reason is a sound designers paradise! So many interesting and amazing sounds can be imagined up with just a few clicks of your mouse. Mo Volans gets about distorting soundscapes in this article.

3 Ableton Live Vocoder Tips

Vocoders can do so much more than create Sci-Fi inspired robotic vocal effects. G. W. Childs digs into Ableton Live's Vocoder and shares 3 vital tips.

Aggregating Audio Devices in Mac OS X

Need more inputs or outputs than your current audio interface provides? Got 2 interfaces? Running Mac OS X? Hollin Jones explains how Audio MIDI Setup can fool your DAW into using two devices as one!