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Logic Pro: Creating Rhythmic Gated Effects

If you've sat on the fence (sic) when it comes to gating, Gary Hiebner is the perfect Logic expert to talk to. In this article you'll learn how to get creative with gating and stuttering effects.

Transforming Sounds Using Kontakt's Tone Machine

Using unexpected sources as the basis for sound design is the name of the game in this article. Toby Pitman whisks up a pad sound from hi-hats in Native Instruments' Kontakt.

Gated Reverb Effects In Logic Pro

Bring back the 80's - all is forgiven… well, almost everything. Toby Pitman travels back in time, using Logic Pro, to re-create the (in)famous 80's style drum effects.

Build A Simple Synth In Reaktor, Part 2

Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic Pro to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!

Adding Tube Warmth in Logic Pro

It would be great if Logic Pro came bundled with a Tube Warmth effect plug-in... Well, it does. Darren Burgos demonstrates how subtle use of Logic's Clip Distortion effect can add warmth to any track.

5 Essential Cubase Mixing Tips

When it comes to mixing (or remixing in fact) Mo Volans is an expert in his field. In this article he shares 5 of his favorite mixing tips for Cubase users.

Assigning Multiple Controllers with MainStage

MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.

Creating Mix Stems in Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro expert author, trainer and film composer, Jay Asher, explains how to create stems in Logic Pro 9, and why this makes it easier and more efficient when it comes to the mixing process.

Build A Simple Synth In Reaktor, Part 1

Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic's Environment to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!

Logic Pro: Creating Gated Synth Effects

If you're aiming to create a gated synth sound, rather than fiddle around with the controls of your chosen instrument, Gary Hiebner demonstrates an alternative workflow with added benefits.

The Magic of White Noise in Logic Pro

White noise has many creative uses, from snares to kick drums and even lead sounds! Logic expert, David Earl, explores of all these in Logic Pro's ESP instrument.

Using Mix Busses and Master Faders in Pro Tools 10

Mike Watkinson uncovers and explains how to maximize the audio quality when mixing using the new 64-bit floating bus in Pro Tools 10.

Reason 6: Pulveriser for Bass Modulation

What is Reason 6's Pulveriser? Why is it so darn good for Bass modulation? How can you create excellent DubStep wobbles using it? G.W. Childs answers all the above!

Logic Pro Sound Design: Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Heads Will Roll Synth

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs use hardware synths & guitars to create their brand of pop-rock! Richard Lainhart shows how to re-create the synth line from Heads Will Roll using Logic Pro's built-in instruments.

Using Novation Launchpad with Reason

The Novation Launchpad is well known as being an excellent (and inexpensive) controller for Ableton Live. So, G.W. Childs went on a journey to discover how to make it work well for Reason users, too.