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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...

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