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Going Lo-fi in Logic Pro: How to Use Bitcrusher

Clean & pristine sound is the Holy Grail of music production. But Lo-fi productions have that much more character and help your music stand out from the digital crowd.

Using Soundtrack Pro in your Logic Workflow

If you were wise enough to opt for the larger ‘Studio’ bundle when you purchased Logic you will probably already know that the package includes several applications. One of these extra apps is...

Sound Design: the Black Eyed Peas' Dirty Bit Synths, Part 2

In Part 2 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce another synth sound from a recent pop hit...

Fixing Drums with Beat Detective in Pro Tools

The Beat Detective window in Pro Tools is a really useful collection of tools and processes, which comes onto its own when you need to ‘fix’ the timing of recorded audio, especially drums.

Logic Pro Quantization Tips, Part 2

In the second part of this walk-through of Logic's Advanced Quantization features we’re going to have a look at probably the most useful and powerful feature

Logic 9 Tip: Step by Step Automation in Ultrabeat

When it comes to automating effects and instrument parameters over time, Logic gives the end user a lot of excellent choices. For example, it’s possible to use Hyper Draw (Region-based automation)...

The Thor and Combinator Explosion in Reason

If you’ve been checking out the new series on Thor, you’re hopefully becoming aware of how versatile this synth actually is. You’re also probably learning how cool...

Creating Cut Up Editing Techniques in Cubase or any DAW

Cut and paste editing is a pretty broad subject, simply because the possibilities are almost limitless. So with this in mind, we’ll just concentrate on a workflow...

Sound Design: Black Eyed Peas Dirty Bit Synth in Logic Pro, Part 1

In Part 1 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce a synth sound from a recent pop hit, The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)"...

Quick Mastering in Propellerhead Software's Record

Reason users have had access to the excellent M-Class mastering processors for a while now, but due to the lack of audio support users were limited to only mastering material that had been created...

Increasing the Impact of a Kick Drum in Logic Pro

There are literally hundreds of techniques for increasing the impact of your drum sounds in any DAW. Having said that, there are a few key methods I use repeatedly...

Music Tech Tip: What is MIDI Anyway?

For someone who’s been doing this a long, long time, I often forget that some of the new talent that comes into electronic music may not know certain building blocks...

Creating Wind FX: Noise Filtering in Logic Using the ES1

In this Quick Tutorial, we'll look at how to create a classic analog synthesis sound — the sound of whistling wind — using Logic's ES1 synth.

The Amazing Mutator in Absynth 5

Constructing your own sounds or effects from scratch in Absynth doesn't have to be a long, drawn-out process. Scott Freiman shows how the Mutator can be used to generate new from old.

Sound Design: Making an Old School Snare in Logic

Recently I wrote a tutorial on how to quickly make an electro kick drum in Logic Pro. If you recall, the exercise merely utilized a few iterations of Logic’s Klopfgeist with a bit of effect.