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Tips for Trimming Regions in GarageBand

GarageBand is based on the same powerful engine as its larger sibling, Logic Pro. Alongside the powerful features are some peculiarities, such as the differences when trimming MIDI & audio regions...

Sound Design: Re-Create Daft Punk's "Around The World" Synth in Logic

Daft Punk's "Around The World", released in the late 90s was a big hit. As well as inspiring countless tunes & remixes, it inspired Richard Lainhart to recreate the key synth hook.

Sidechaining In Ableton Live

Sidechaining is used extensively in all styles of music. It can be used to correct a mix, duck out a secondary audio signal or as a creative effect. But first you need to know how to set it.

Create Bigger, Fuller, Wider Bass in Logic Pro

Layering sounds can be an ideal way to enhance an instrument's tone. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to layer 3 different bass sounds to create a wider stereo mix. Good for all DAWs!

New Product Announcement: Native Instruments Komplete 8

Native Instruments Komplete 7 was big. You'll likely never discover every sound! Time to be bowled over by the recent Komplete 8 announcement. It's huge! Read on to discover the major new features.

Adding Bottom End to your Bass: Part 2

In Part 2 of this Extra Bass series Mike Watkinson demonstrates how to use a simple sine wave generated by the EXS24 to add sub-harmonic content in a controllable way.

3 Big Tips for Massive by Native Instruments

Mo Volans shares his own top 3 secret power-user tips and tricks for Native Instruments' Big, Bad synth: Massive.

Deep Freeze in Logic: When to Freeze, When Not to Freeze

There are a number of approaches to working with CPU-guzzling plugins in Logic Pro. In this quick tip article GW Childs IV runs through Logic's freeze function and when to use it and when not to.

Create A Quick Chord Chart In Logic Pro

Creating chord charts needn't be a long, drawn-out, laborious process. In this quick tutorial we'll explore how to make a chord chart quickly leaving you more time to create your music in Logic Pro.

Turn Off the Motion Sensor for Smoother Live Performance on a MacBook

Playing live? Using a Mac? Did you know that a sudden bump, knock or excessive vibration could cause your audio to cut out and skip a beat? Be prepared and learn how to make sure it doesn't happen!

Mixing Guitars Part 2: Automatic Double-tracking Without Tears

In Mike Watkinson's 2nd tutorial in the Mixing Guitars series, learn how to double-track using the Middle & Sides technique. Gives greater width and mono compatibility!

Creating Ambient Background Loops in Reason

Audio ambience is crucial in both the audio and video world! In this tutorial GW Childs IV, veteran video game sound designer, shows his secrets behind using Reason as an ambient machine!

Using Beat Detective for Groove Quantising in Pro Tools

Pro Tool's Beat Detective can do amazing things for the timing of recorded audio in the right hands. In this tutorial, Mike Watkinson demonstrates how to best get groove quantising.

Reaper Part 4: Rewire

GW Childs IV is back with part 4 in the MPV Hub's Reaper Series. Setting up Rewire mode in Reaper between Reason or Ableton can be a little fiddly. In this tutorial you'll learn how to make it work.

Using Scripts In Native Instruments' Kontakt

Scripting is a powerful yet under explored features in Native Instruments Kontakt. By using the pre-built scripts (or by rolling your own) you can create compelling new instruments and interfaces.