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Scaling and Trimming Automation in Logic Pro and Pro Tools

Automation can add life and a dynamic quality to a mix. Knowing how to edit, scale and trim this data after the fact is essential. Mike Watkinson shows you how to do just this in Logic and Pro Tools.

Exclusive Preview: What's New in Reason 6 by Propellerheads

Arguably the most accessible, enjoyable and cool music program on the planet, Reason just got an upgrade. Version 6 combines the audio recording, editing & the mixer from Record...

Making Whole Session Edits in Pro Tools

Turning your ideas into a music doesn't stop once you've finished recording. These tips on arranging your session will help you save time when experimenting with your arrangement.

Amplitube 3: Morph, Switch and Sculpt your Tone with Parameter Assignments

Amplitube 3 gives you amazing guitar sounds at your finger tips - literally! To really bring your shredding alive learn how to use Amplitube's Parameter assignments and automate your axe in real time.

New Life for MIDI Hardware: Redmatica Autosampler 2

Many musicians have a MIDI Synth lying around gathering dust. Still in love with its analog sounds? Want to sample its sounds into your software sampler? Redmatica's AutoSampler 2 holds the key.

Logic Pro Tutorial: Score Sets, Part 2

The order that instruments appear in Logic's Score Editor can be adjusted to taste. In this Quick Tutorial, Logic Environment and Score maestro, Peter Schwartz, shows you who achieve it!

Getting the Most from Ableton Live’s Phaser

There are so many 3rd party instrument and effects plugins to choose from these days. However, it's worth delving deeper into the effects built-in to Ableton Live. You may be pleasantly surprised!

Creating Vocal Harmonies with Melodyne

Melodyne is a great tool for creating vocal harmonies, especially when you’re stuck for ideas. With Melodyne, you can test what notes work with your main vocal line.

Banish System Draining Plugins and Improve Performance in Pro Tools

Let’s face it, some of the most popular instrument plug-ins out there these days are some of the biggest system hogs you’ll ever encounter. Let me list a few...

How to Grow Your GarageBand Loop Library in New and Exciting Ways

You may have heard me rant about this before: the fact that there are people who like using loops and people who don’t. I’m not going to get into that again, I’ve done it before...

Creating a Custom GarageBand Instrument

If you thought GarageBand could only playback samples then you're in for a pleasant surprise. In GarageBand '11 it's possible to create a simple sampler instrument featuring any sounds you want!

Reaper, Part 3: Virtual Instruments and FX

In the last Reaper tutorial, we covered hardware MIDI devices, and Monitoring. In this tutorial, we’ll be setting up Virtual Instruments and FX. Because we need both of these...

Sound Design Tutorial: Create a TB-303 Patch In Spectrasonics Trilian

I very much doubt that when Tadao Kikumoto designed Roland's TB-303 in the early 80s, he knew that he would be starting a cultural revolution! On its release in 1981...

MIDI in Pro Tools: an Overview

Traditionally if you were into audio you chose Pro Tools. If you used MIDI, you reached for Logic. This DAW polarized view has no relevance with Pro Tools 9, though! Read on...

Using Sound Performance Lab's Transient Designer

Sometimes the simplest processor can be the best one for the job. To demonstrate this theory I’ll be covering the legendary SPL (Sound Performance Lab) Transient Designer...