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Logic 9 Tip: Step by Step Automation in Ultrabeat

When it comes to automating effects and instrument parameters over time, Logic gives the end user a lot of excellent choices. For example, it's possible to use Hyper Draw (Region-based automation)...

The Thor and Combinator Explosion in Reason

If you've been checking out the new series on Thor, you're hopefully becoming aware of how versatile this synth actually is. You're also probably learning how cool...

Creating Cut Up Editing Techniques in Cubase or any DAW

Cut and paste editing is a pretty broad subject, simply because the possibilities are almost limitless. So with this in mind, we'll just concentrate on a workflow...

Sound Design: Black Eyed Peas Dirty Bit Synth in Logic Pro, Part 1

In Part 1 of this Quick Tutorial, we'll be looking at how to reproduce a synth sound from a recent pop hit, The Black Eyed Peas "The Time (Dirty Bit)"...

Quick Mastering in Propellerhead Software's Record

Reason users have had access to the excellent M-Class mastering processors for a while now, but due to the lack of audio support users were limited to only mastering material that had been created...

Increasing the Impact of a Kick Drum in Logic Pro

There are literally hundreds of techniques for increasing the impact of your drum sounds in any DAW. Having said that, there are a few key methods I use repeatedly...

Music Tech Tip: What is MIDI Anyway?

For someone who's been doing this a long, long time, I often forget that some of the new talent that comes into electronic music may not know certain building blocks...

Creating Wind FX: Noise Filtering in Logic Using the ES1

In this Quick Tutorial, we'll look at how to create a classic analog synthesis sound '" the sound of whistling wind '" using Logic's ES1 synth.

The Amazing Mutator in Absynth 5

Constructing your own sounds or effects from scratch in Absynth doesn't have to be a long, drawn-out process. Scott Freiman shows how the Mutator can be used to generate new from old.

Sound Design: Making an Old School Snare in Logic

Recently I wrote a tutorial on how to quickly make an electro kick drum in Logic Pro. If you recall, the exercise merely utilized a few iterations of Logic's Klopfgeist with a bit of effect.

Tab to Transients in Pro Tools

In a previous Quick Tip we explored transient-based selections in Logic Pro. In Pro Tools, this is handled by a feature called '˜Tab to Transients'. Let's take a closer look.

Essential Logic Workflows: Recall Zoom 1 2 3

When it comes to adjusting the zoom level in the various editors, nothing beats these little known key commands for quick recall of different zoom perspectives: Save as Zoom and Recall Zoom.

Using Inline Time Stretching in Cubase 6

Whether you are using Cubase 6 to remix, record bands or simply to create original music it's highly likely that you'll see time stretching as an important part of your production tool kit. In this sh

Freezing Delay Effects in Ohmforce's OhmBoyz Plug-In

I have been a huge fan of the OhmBoyz delay plug-in since the moment it was released. Although it's now been around for years it's still a staple in my daily studio diet. It has the uncanny ability of

Reaper Part 2: Recording and Monitoring Hardware Synthesizers

I was going to start off by saying, 'If you're old school, you may have a few hardware MIDI devices lying...' However, I've noticed more and more, the younger generation seems to be using retro device