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Get Your Kicks in Logic Pro's ES1

With so many ways to make kick drums, many producers ignore Logic Pro's built-in ES1 instrument. However, as Darren Burgos demonstrates, the ES1 can create punchy and deep kicks that rival any source.

Making Gritty Analog Bass Sounds In Cubase 6

Want to create analog bass sounds? Cubase 6 has you covered with Prologue. Mo Volans takes this instrument over the edge and introduces that much needed grit into your creations.

Generative Music in Ableton Live, Part 1

Wouldn't it be great if you could add random elements to your compositions so no two listens would ever sound the same? You can! Gary Hiebner opens up the generative side of Ableton Live

Using a Hardware Synth with the Reason Vocoder

Working with audio in Reason 6 is so much simpler than in previous versions. G.W. Childs take us step-by-step through how to use a hardware synth for real-time vocoding fun!

Treating Drums With Native Instruments' Solid Mix Series

Want to emulate the much coveted SSL hardware in your music? Mo Volans investigates how to use NI's Solid Mix Series in Guitar Rig to treat drums.

Destructive Effects in GarageBand

Geting down and dirty (musically, of course) is G.W. Childs IV's speciality. So when you need some extra grit and aggression in your GarageBand compositions then he's the man to consult!

Making Sense of Sample Rate Conversion in Pro Tools 10, Part 1

Pro Tools 10 does a lot of the sample rate conversion for you behind the scenes. However, there are times when you'll need to be sample-rate savvy. Mike Watkinson demonstrates when and why.

Reason: Matrix Tricks to Change Your Life!

The Matrix in Reason can perform some excellent tricks. G.W. Childs, the ReasonMeister, reveals how to create custom gate patterns for the Alligator and use the Matrix for Drums.

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.

Create a Drummer Friendly Audio Click Track in Logic Pro

There's a common need amongst producers and bands who use Logic Pro: to record the click track to an audio file. Apple Certified Trainer, Rounik Sethi shares a quick and dirty 5 minute solution.

2011 Review : A Year in Audio Gear

Hollin Jones gets retrospective and takes a look at the audio hardware and software that has helped to define the past year.

Importing Tempo and Marker Info From Audio Files In Logic

The age of the internet has brought with it the ability for musicians to share and collaborate remotely. Mo Volans finds out the ways that Logic Pro can help when exchanging audio files with others.

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!

Drum Programming: Using Kicks In Fills

Toby Pitman returns with another excellent set of tips on programming realistic drums. This time he focuses on using kicks in fills to create impressive results.

Reason: The Alligator Drummer

When it comes to sound design and music production, GW Childs IV is very much the wizard. Armed with an idea and Reason 6, GW shows how to turn Alligator into a bite-sized drum machine!