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Why Realism is Overrated (in the World of Sample Libraries)

When it comes to choosing an orchestral sample library, you don't necessarily need to focus on how 'real' it sounds. Jay Asher, master composer and Logic guru explains why.

Sampling Your CD Collection in Ableton, Audacity or Reason

What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.

MPV Free Stuff: Chill-Out Construction Kit Loops

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV FREE Stuff!! This time we've got a collection of chill-out electronica audio loops. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!

Using Filters to Beef Up Beats in Logic Pro and Ableton Live

Having trouble making some sounds sit comfortably in a mix? Gary Hiebner slices & dices in Logic Pro & Ableton Live with their respective Auto filter effects. Result? Juicy, fat beats!

Using Reason's Secret High Pass Filter

Reason 6 is packed with instruments, effects, little-known shortcuts and tricks. But at first glance there is no high-pass filter… or is there? Mo Volans digs below the surface to undercover this gem.

Tracking with Dynamics Processors in Logic Pro

With 24-bit digital recording and better analog to digital converters than ever before, is there any point using dynamic processors when recording? Mike Watkinson examines the benefits.

Separating Kick and Bass in GarageBand

Avoiding a muddy low end in a mix can help it stand out above the crowd. The principles are the same cross every DAW, so G.W. Childs shows how to improve the low-end frequencies in GarageBand for Mac.

MPV Free Stuff: Ableton Dub Hop Drum Rack

Everyone likes freebies. You know, free lunches, free tutorials, free samples… and what do Ableton users like the most? Easy: Free Drum Racks. Mo Volans conjures up a Dub Hop Drum Rack just for you!

Reason 6: Essential Shortcuts You Need to Know!

When faced with recording, editing or mixing in Reason, resorting to a slow and laborious workflow is a sure way to kill your creativity. G.W. Childs reveals a collection of time-saving shortcuts

Traditional VS Fast Parallel Processing In Logic Pro

Logic Pro is a deep music production platform with multiple ways to get from A to Z! In this article Mo Volans uncovers two paths for parallel processing in Logic. Which route will you choose?

Making Sense of Sample Rate Conversion in Pro Tools 10, Part 2

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 in Part 2.

Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live

Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.

Reason 6: RV-7000 Re-examined

The RV-7000 may not be as pretty to look at as The Echo in Reason 6, but once you get under the hood you can have it do things you you didn't know it was capable of. G.W. Childs demonstrates.

MPV Free Stuff: Apple Loops from audioBase.com

In this edition of MPV Free Stuff we've got a gigantic 50 Apple Loops to give away! The loops cover a wide range of styles & instruments, so there's something here for everyone to enjoy!

Using Guitar Rig 5’s Control Devices, Part 2

In the second of this two-part guide to using controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5, Hollin Jones gets deeper into the creative effects process.