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Sound Design: Lady Gaga 'The Edge of Glory' Bass Synth

Lady Gaga has taken the pop world by storm over the past few years. Learn how to re-create (in Logic or your DAW or synth of choice) the bass synth from her hit single "Edge of Glory".

Creating Piano Music in Logic's Score Editor

How can you make Logic's Score Editor display your music the way you want it to be seen? In this tutorial, Peter Schwartz shares essential Staff Style tricks to make that happen.

Why You Need an Intersample Meter When Mastering

Whether you're mastering yourself at home or sending out to a studio, understanding what intersample Peaks are and how to avoid them is essential. Victor Mason talks intersample, DAC and distortion.

Essential LFO Tricks in Reason

One of the most overlooked tools in Reason has to be the LFOs present in synthesizers like the Subtractor, Malstrom, Thor, etc. GW Childs take a closer look at the available LFOs in Reason.

Noise Reduction Shoot Out: Peak vs. Soundtrack Pro

In this Quick Tutorial, we'll do a quick comparison of the noise reduction capabilities of BIAS Peak's SoundSoap PL plugin and Apple Soundtrack Pro's built-in noise reduction. Let's get started.

Scaling and Trimming Automation in Logic Pro and Pro Tools

Automation can add life and a dynamic quality to a mix. Knowing how to edit, scale and trim this data after the fact is essential. Mike Watkinson shows you how to do just this in Logic and Pro Tools.

Exclusive Preview: What's New in Reason 6 by Propellerheads

Arguably the most accessible, enjoyable and cool music program on the planet, Reason just got an upgrade. Version 6 combines the audio recording, editing & the mixer from Record...

Making Whole Session Edits in Pro Tools

Turning your ideas into a music doesn't stop once you've finished recording. These tips on arranging your session will help you save time when experimenting with your arrangement.

Amplitube 3: Morph, Switch and Sculpt your Tone with Parameter Assignments

Amplitube 3 gives you amazing guitar sounds at your finger tips - literally! To really bring your shredding alive learn how to use Amplitube's Parameter assignments and automate your axe in real time.

New Life for MIDI Hardware: Redmatica Autosampler 2

Many musicians have a MIDI Synth lying around gathering dust. Still in love with its analog sounds? Want to sample its sounds into your software sampler? Redmatica's AutoSampler 2 holds the key.

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...