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Quick Tip : The importance of high pass filters

Whenever you need to remove low frequency from a sound, you may reach for your newest equalizer plug-in. This is fine but a simple high pass filter will often suffice. This approach can save time and

The Never Ending Quest for the Perfect Mix

Chances are that if you're reading this blog post, or you are surfing around macProVideo.com, you want to improve your audio mixing skills. After all, it is the "Minds Ear" which creates the mental im

Mastering Plug-in and Channel Strip Settings in Logic 9

Logic 9 comes bundled with masses of loops, instruments and effects. Best of all, the instruments and effects can be highly customized! Once you've made changes to the settings of any plug-in, it's cu

Quick Tip: 3 ways to improve your guitar sounds in Logic's Amp Designer

There are a lot of guitar simulation plug-ins available for digital musicians these days. Included with Logic 9 is Amp Designer and Pedal Board - a welcome departure from the older Guitar Amp Pro plug

Halloween Sound Design Part 2: Creating Monster FX in Logic

I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to creating weird (and sometimes wonderful) sound effects in Logic. There's something undeniably satisfying about stretching, flexing, effecting, warping, a

Big things are really small: Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live

Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live One of the wonderful things about max for live is the fact that you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live that is automatable.  For example, using a si

Hack into Sound With Max Msp. and Ableton

Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q

5 Workflow Tips for Sibelius

Sibelius without doubt is one of the best applications for notating music out there (if you ask me it's the best), but its wealth of features come at a price. Actually I don't mean that it is hard to

Electro-Acoustic Jam Session Max Msp.

Tonight I am in the studio with local legend Mike Anderson, master storyteller, composer of children's music, and dulcimer player.  We will be recording directly to a Tascam CD-Recorder through a Ma .

How-To: Remove Background Noise in Soundtrack Pro

Cleaning up noisy audio recordings Nobody likes a noisy recording. You know, whether it be a recording of guitars, drums or most of all spoken word... the hiss or hum of background noise, traffic, com

How-to: The Arpeggiator in Trilian

Put away your Upright basses, your fretless 5 strings and your Electronic-synth hardware Bass modules... Trilian is here! With over 34GB of some of the most delicious low end sounds ever created, T

7 FREE VST Plugins for Cubase or any VST-Host

Cubase 5 from Steinberg comes bundled with some great instrument and effect plugins. From Loop Mashers to reverb units, filters, compressors... But, I'm a firm believer that you can never have too m