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A Guitarist's Guide to Microphones and EQ

Victor Mason has years of hands-on experience when it comes to working with ways to get good guitar recordings. In this article he discusses using multiple mics, placement, re-amping and more.

Time Stretching In Reason 6

With some excellent 3rd party time-stretching algorithms available is there any need for DAWs to provide their own? Mo Volans investigates time-stretching in Reason 6 and shares his excitement!

Logic Pro: Adding Score Symbols using Key Commands

Peter Schwartz lets his fingers do the talking when using Logic's Score editor. He illustrates how to create multiple key command setups which makes editing in Logic a much more enjoyable experience.

An Introduction to Mid/Side Processing In Ozone

There are a few vital production techniques to help make your music shine. Mid/Side processing is one such technique which Gary Hiebner approaches from multiple angles

Designing a Dirty Bass in Trilian

Whatever bass sound you're looking to create, Trilian by Spectrasonics obliges! Hollin Jones gets mucky showing how to create a dirty bass sounds using this incredible instrument.

Cubase 6: Tweaking Loops in Groove Agent

After all this time the MPC still holds its own. If you're out to get that MPC feel via software then Cubase 6 has something for you. Mo Volans gets looping in Groove Agent.

Humanizing Drums In Ableton Live

Programming electro (or acoustic) drums needn't result in robotic sounding, grooveless beats. Mo Volans adds a human touch to his rhythm section in Ableton Live.

Adding Ambience to Vocals in GarageBand

When it comes to giving life to recorded vocals, most producers add some reverb. G.W. Childs shows how to air off vocals in GarageBand.

Vocoding With Reason 6's BV512

Vocoding seems to capture the imagination of every musical genre whether it's used on the voice or other instruments. G.W. Childs exercises his vocal chords and synthetic sensibilities in Reason 6.

Future-Proofing Your Audio Projects

Software versions are constantly changing so how you can be sure your current projects can be accessed in 10 years? Gary Hiebner looks to the future with these tips on archiving audio projects.

Cubase 6: Get Creative With Group Channels

Grouping and linking channels in any DAW can certainly lend more creative options to your mixing process. And Cubase doesn't disappoint in this area as Hollin Jones discovers.

Programming House Beats in Logic Pro

When it comes to creating drum parts, Ultrabeat provides a ton of suitable sounds for almost any musical style. And for programming the patterns? Mo Volans steps up with a House Beat pattern.

Ableton Live: Create Noise-Based Transitions

Practically every musical style relies upon transitions and build-ups to maintain listener attention, communicate emotion and ultimately tell a story. Gary Hiebner gets noisy in Ableton SImpler.

Reason 6 Tutorial: Glitching With The Echo

The new Echo device in Reason 6 does more than its streamlined appearance suggests. Yes, it's a great delay effect, but G.W. Childs takes its processing capabilities to another level.

Creating a Radio Edit Arrangement of your Track

Creating a club edit or a radio edit of your finished track inevitably involves some artistic compromise. Gary Hiebner shows some practical steps involved in creating radio edits in Logic Pro.