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Using Inline Time Stretching in Cubase 6

Whether you are using Cubase 6 to remix, record bands or simply to create original music it’s highly likely that you’ll see time stretching as an important part of your production tool kit. In this sh

Freezing Delay Effects in Ohmforce’s OhmBoyz Plug-In

I have been a huge fan of the OhmBoyz delay plug-in since the moment it was released. Although it’s now been around for years it’s still a staple in my daily studio diet. It has the uncanny ability of

Reaper Part 2: Recording and Monitoring Hardware Synthesizers

I was going to start off by saying, “If you’re old school, you may have a few hardware MIDI devices lying...” However, I’ve noticed more and more, the younger generation seems to be using retro device

The Beauty of Nudge in Pro Tools

Nudging regions or selections, that is moving them left or right by a predetermined amount, is a fundamental part of the editing process. In a previous Quick Tip we looked at nudging in Logic Pro...

Logic for iPad: Coming Soon?

The iPad has been a huge success since its debut and it’s no small wonder that since its release artists and musicians have found ways to turn it into a creative tool. Initially many felt the iPad was

The Beauty of Nudge in Logic Pro

Moving a region in Logic Pro is simply a matter of dragging it, right? Or left, of course! Hold down Control, or Control and Shift, for finer movement. Nudging, however lets you move regions using key

Logic and Omnisphere: Create Your Own FX In Space Designer

Space Designer is a powerful tool. Not only can it be used to load Impulse Responses for realistic reverbs but it can also load any .aif or .wav that can be convolved (merged) with any source you feed

The Mo Volans "Phantom Kick" Side Chaining Technique

There’s no doubt that side chaining in a popular technique but sometimes traditional techniques can create issues in your mix. One of these is creating ducking effects during drops and breakdowns when

Beat Detection in Pro Tools vs Logic Pro: Part 1 - Creating Tempo Maps

Beat Detective in Pro Tools is a very powerful tool, useful for a whole range of beat-based editing and tempo manipulation activities. This is the first Quick Tutorial in a series that aims to show...

How to Retain Part Settings In Stylus RMX

The ‘Settings’ button inside Stylus RMX’s browser window is one of the most handy and less obvious features on offer inside RMX. In this Quick Tip I’ll show you exactly why this is!

Working With Multi-Timbral Soft Synths in Logic Pro

Rather than run multiple instances of a virtual instrument to access multiple sounds learn how to use them in multi-timbral mode. Toby Pitman unravels the mystery behind how to set these up in Logic.

Using Stutter Edit in Ableton Live Without a MIDI Keyboard

As every touring DJ knows, minimizing the gear you depend on is crucial. Wouldn't it be great to have a Stutter Effect for your live show, without having to bring a keyboard along to trigger it?

Creating Quick Noise Based Percussion Hits in Reason's Thor

Virtual Analog synths aren’t just great for creating bass patches and pads, they can also be put to work on drum and percussion sounds too. Creating these sorts of patches is...

Creating Dynamic Effects Busses in Logic Pro

Creating Dynamic Effects Busses This tutorial looks at a few different techniques you can use to make your effects returns live and breathe. I’m using Logic Pro here but

How To Add Energy and Pace to Sequenced Patterns

When producing sequenced patterns for any style of music, one of the main challenges is introducing perceived pace and energy to your work. Luckily there are a few simple tricks we can use here...