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The Special Needs Music Classroom: Essential Gear

Find out why Logic Pro and iPads are on the list of gear that Special Needs Music teacher, Adam Goldberg, relies upon. If you're setting up a studio or music classroom this is an essential read!

Humanizing MIDI Notes in Logic Pro 9

In Logic Pro there doesn't seem to be an easy way to randomize or humanize a MIDI performance. Jay Asher uncovers the Transform window where you'll find many excellent ways to manipulate MIDI.

Sound Like Skrillex in Ableton Live, Part 1

Turn on the internet or radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live.

Looping Clips in Pro Tools 10

Mike Watkinson gets in to the nitty gritty of repetition and loops for quick workflow excellence in Avid's Pro Tools 10.

Vocoding for Better Pads in Reason

Vocoders. You've got to love them! They seemingly never go out of fashion, and they have so much to offer across a wide range of genres. G.W. Childs creates better pads in Reason using the BV512.

Punching In and Out in Logic Pro

Made a mistake when recording? No problem. Mike Watkinson shows how the old skool method of punching in and punching out in Logic Pro can be used to make it sound perfect.

Creating a Headphone Mix in MainStage

Getting a headphone mix to the drummer during a live show can save you many a problem! David Earl (aka sflogicninja) brings his MainStage tips and tricks to the table and shows you how to set this up.

Reverse Engineering a Patch in Animoog for iPad

Different people approach learning synthesis in different ways. In this article, Rishabh Rajan shows how reverse engineering a patch in Animoog for iPad can improve your synth programming skills.

Working With Battery 3's Multiple Outputs

What if you want to process each part of your Battery 3 drum kit separately? Cue: multi-output mode! Mo Volans shows how to set up and process individual sounds from battery in Logic and Cubase.

Creative Reverb Techniques in Ableton Live

Explore reverb as a creative effect in Ableton Live. Gary Hiebner shows how, using send channels, side-chain and split band processing techniques, you can create inspiring and unexpected sounds.

Processing Drums With Logic Pro’s Pedalboard

Pedalboard in Logic Pro isn't just of guitarists. In this article, Mo Volans demonstrates how beats and drums can be processed with the suite of guitar style pedals for interesting effects.

Exporting Stems in Ableton Live

Share and share alike! Whether you're an Ableton, Pro Tools or Logic user, knowing how to export all tracks makes sharing with other easy. G.W. Childs explores the export options in Ableton Live.

Logic Pro: Building Sampler Instruments for the EXS24

Sampling has been around since the first recording device. It's as useful today as it ever was. Darren Burgos digs out Logic's veteran sampler, EXS24, to show how to roll your own sampler instrument.

Using Guitar Effects on Synth Bass in Reason

Guitar effects aren't only for guitarists! Hollin Jones takes some of the best guitar effects that Reason has to offer and applies them to a synth bass. Read and listen to the results...

Using Touch Tracks in Logic Pro

One of the more unexplored areas of Logic Pro, the Environment, holds some of the most rewarding features. One of these, Touch Tracks, is widely unexplored… until now, thanks to David Earl!