A thin, weak kick drum can single-handedly undermine the impact of a decent mix. GW Childs ditches his diet in a bid to fatten up his kick drum using Ableton's compressor and reverb plugins.
Using keyboard shortcuts can save you lots of time over trawling through menus with your mouse. Cubase 6 takes efficiency to the next level; Macros that combine multiple shortcuts in one keystroke.
GarageBand for iPad has some useful additions over its Mac-based sibling. One of these, Smart Instruments, enables anyone, regardless of musical ability, to play an instrument. Hollin Jones explores.
Sculpture's intricate interface means it often gets overlooked as a sound design tool. Richard Lainhart plucks away at this physical modeling instrument and shows how to create a sitar-like sound.
Rumor has it that it's not possible to notate free rhythm in Sibelius. Not true! Tobias Escher shows just how easy it is do it when you know how.
Logic Pro has some flexible techniques when working with Multi Output instruments. Toby Pitman demonstrates how to create simultaneous audio and MIDI multitrack bounces with EZdrummer in Logic.
Logic's EVP88 can create Rhodes pianos, analog basses, Hammond organs and all manner of realistic & eclectic sounds. In this MPV Free Stuff, Toby Pitman shares 10 excellent Rhodes presets for Logic!
G.W. Childs returns with a tutorial on how to get side-chaining in Reaper 4. As well as showing the basics, he shares some time-saving tricks too.
It's a fact: More and more digital musicians are trying their hand at mastering their tracks. Gary Hiebner digs in and looks at one way to do this in Ableton Live using stems.
Flex editing in Logic 9 can correct timing errors, stretch out vocals, adjust the groove of an audio recording and much more. In this article Mike Watkinson uses flex to quantize a sloppy drum part.
If you're new to GarageBand or the process of recording vocals using Apple's free DAW, join Richard Lainhart's step-by-step guide through the basics.
Reason is well known for its incredible-sounding instruments and effects and the Pulveriser is no exception. Mo Volans discovers just how capable at distortion this new effects unit is.
For some reason mentioning 'The Environment' strikes terror into the heart of many a Logic user. But it doesn't have to be scary. Peter Schwartz is here to help you work through the fear.
Working with AudioSuite-rendered clips just became much easier. For example, Trimming beyond the boundaries of the edit selection is now possible. Mike Watkinson gets a handle on this new feature.
In theory 32 bit floating point audio is the way forward. But how will it change the way you record and mix in Pro Tools? What are the practical benefits and disadvantages? Mike Watkinson explains.