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Working with Project Alternatives in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's Project Alternatives can transform the way you approach experimenting with your arrangements and mixes! And Jay Asher demonstrates how, using the built-in Note Pad, can add to the fun!

The How and Why of Dithering in Pro Tools

What is dithering? When should it be applied to your mix down? These two crucial questions (for Pro Tools and other DAW users) are answered by Mike Watkinson in this insightful article.

Music Theory: Adding Harmonic Color to Triads

Do you use suspended chords, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths in your compositions? They might feel harder to use than triads in your compositions, but Lynda Arnold is here to show you how.

Harmonic Mixing Tips for DJs

Creating a smooth transition between songs isn't just about beat matching. Sara Simms shows how to approach harmonic mixing (where two tracks are in related keys) to create a super smooth DJ mix.

Making Trap Music Drum Fills in Reason

The Trap music genre is constantly evolving... and in his second tutorial on this musical style, G. W. Childs shows you how to make Trap style drum fills in Propellerhead Reason with download project.

Incorporating your iOS Synth into your Ableton Live Projects

With the multitude of synths available for iOS, making music on an iPad or iPhone has never been easier. But how do you incorporate these into your Ableton Live setup? Tadhg Leonard shows how.

Creating Dubstep in Logic Pro X's Ultrabeat, Part 2

In part 2 of this series, Darren Burgos finishes off the DubStep groove we started in part 1 not only completely in Logic Pro X, but exclusively in a single instance of Ultrabeat!

Making Dubstep in Logic Pro X's Ultrabeat, Part 1

Love it or hate it, making Dubstep wobble basses and the lot can be very fun! In part one of this two-part series, Darren Burgos shows how to create a Dubstep groove in Logic Pro X's Ultrabeat.

Cultivating Emotion in Your Vocal Recordings and Productions

Producing memorable music is more than writing great lyrics and music, making pristine recordings and mixing the track with precision. Performance, emotion and feeling are crucial for vocals too.

Music Production Tips: Alternating Auto-Pan Effects

How do you get elements in your mix to gel when they clash? Before you ditch the parts read and listen to the examples in this tutorial by Mo Volans as he uses auto-panning to solve this problem.

Traktor Sync and Beat Gridding

Native Instruments Traktor can take care of beat-matching for you by locking the tempos of two or more tracks to allow you to concentrate on the creative side of DJing. Sara Simms shows you how.

Randomizing Effects and Devices with the Max For Live Device Randomizer

There's something so satisfying about randomly stumbling upon sounds and fx you'd never have consciously created. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Randomizer Max for Live device to good effect.

Capturing the Arpeggiator Output in Logic Pro X

One of the most impressive improvements in Logic Pro X is the addition of MIDI FX plug-ins, in particular the Arpeggiator. In this tutorial Darren Burgos reveals two ways to capture its actual output.

MIDI 2.0? Next Steps and MIDI Alternatives for Musicians

30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.

How Sound Affects You: Protecting your Hearing

What is a musician's most important body part? Voice? Fingers? Arms? Feet?? Nope! Your ears! And, these vital tools need protecting even more than our precious studio gear. Lynda Arnold explains.