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Notating Free Rhythm in Sibelius 7

Rumor has it that it's not possible to notate free rhythm in Sibelius. Not true! Tobias Escher shows just how easy it is do it when you know how.

Creating Multitrack Bounces With EZdrummer In Logic Pro

Logic Pro has some flexible techniques when working with Multi Output instruments. Toby Pitman demonstrates how to create simultaneous audio and MIDI multitrack bounces with EZdrummer in Logic.

MPV Free Stuff: Logic Pro Rhodes Presets

Logic's EVP88 can create Rhodes pianos, analog basses, Hammond organs and all manner of realistic & eclectic sounds. In this MPV Free Stuff, Toby Pitman shares 10 excellent Rhodes presets for Logic!

Reaper Part 6: Side-Chaining

G.W. Childs returns with a tutorial on how to get side-chaining in Reaper 4. As well as showing the basics, he shares some time-saving tricks too.

Stem Mastering in Ableton Live

It's a fact: More and more digital musicians are trying their hand at mastering their tracks. Gary Hiebner digs in and looks at one way to do this in Ableton Live using stems.

Fixing Drums using Flex in Logic Pro

Flex editing in Logic 9 can correct timing errors, stretch out vocals, adjust the groove of an audio recording and much more. In this article Mike Watkinson uses flex to quantize a sloppy drum part.

Recording Vocals in GarageBand: A Quick Guide

If you're new to GarageBand or the process of recording vocals using Apple's free DAW, join Richard Lainhart's step-by-step guide through the basics.

Reason 6: Introducing the Pulveriser

Reason is well known for its incredible-sounding instruments and effects and the Pulveriser is no exception. Mo Volans discovers just how capable at distortion this new effects unit is.

Top 5 Reasons NOT to be Afraid of Logic's Environment

For some reason mentioning 'The Environment' strikes terror into the heart of many a Logic user. But it doesn't have to be scary. Peter Schwartz is here to help you work through the fear.

Pro Tools 10: AudioSuite Handles

Working with AudioSuite-rendered clips just became much easier. For example, Trimming beyond the boundaries of the edit selection is now possible. Mike Watkinson gets a handle on this new feature.

Pro Tools 10: The Benefits of 32 Bit Floating Point Audio

In theory 32 bit floating point audio is the way forward. But how will it change the way you record and mix in Pro Tools? What are the practical benefits and disadvantages? Mike Watkinson explains.

Reason 6: The Echo as a Distortion Device

Trust G.W. Childs IV to come up with another left-field approach when it comes to sound design. In this tutorial G.W. dispenses with the traditional and uses Reason 6's Echo as a distortion effect.

Pro Tools 10: Adjusting Vocal Timing Using Elastic Audio in Pro Tools

The Elastic Audio features in Pro Tools provide ultimate flexibility (sic) when editing drums and rhythmic parts. Mike Watkinson puts all its modes to the test on vocal performances.

Pro Tools 10 Tutorial: Clip-Based Gain

One of the most intriguing abilities in Pro Tools 10 is being able to visually match volume levels dynamically across clips. Rounik Sethi gets to grips with the new Clip-Based Gain feature.

Pro Tools 10 Review of New Features

The secret is out. Avid has announced the latest version of their flagship Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools 10! And this new version is packed to the brim with new features and improvements.