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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!

DubStep Version of We Three Kings

What happens when you re-create a classic Christmas carol with a wobble-style bass? Gary Heibner brings you a DubStep tune instead of the regular gold, frankincence or myrrh.

Window Management in Pro Tools 10

There's a lot more to window management than meets the eye. Scott Freiman, MPV Pro Tools Master Trainer, takes a look at how windows can be configured in Pro Tools for maximum benefit.

Gift Guide: 6 Stocking Fillers For Musicians

Knowing what to get for your nearest and dearest digital musician enthusiast can be confusing (and potentially costly!) Toby Pitman shares 6 gift ideas that'll be a big hit for Christmas.

Creating A Cheesy Electro Version Of Jingle Bells (or any other Xmas track)

With tongue firmly in cheek, Mo Volans sets about revolutionizing Christmas... starting with remixing our most favorite of favorite Christmas tune: Jingle Bells.

GarageBand Tutorial: Create Space in your Mix

Nobody enjoys being trapped in a cramped space. Neither does your music! G.W. Childs gives some useful pointers on how to create space in your mix in GarageBand.

Logic Pro: Chopping and Stuttering Techniques

Get the low-down on all that Logic Pro has to offer for chopping, slicing and stuttering your audio. Darren Burgos takes time out to share his studio techniques.

Automation Tips For Ableton Live

Automation can add life to an otherwise static arrangement. Fortunately automating parameters in most DAWs is intuitive and easy to do. Mo Volans outlines some essential automation tips in Live.

Logic Pro 9 Hits App Store With Price Cut

Logic 9.1.6 is now available exclusively on The App Store and it's less than $200 — 60% cheaper than before... and ALL MPV Logic tutorial-videos are now 60% cheaper, too!

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.