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5 MIDI Tips For Digital Performer 8

Digital Performer is an extremely powerful DAW, especially when it comes to editing MIDI! Star trainer, Alexander Adhami, shares 5 excellent tips on working with MIDI here.

MPV Free Stuff : ES2 Serenity, Part 2

Mo Volans has produced some gorgeous patches for Logic Pro's ES2. You’ll find a diverse range of sounds in this pack covering a wide range of genres. Log-in, sign-up (for free) and enjoy!

Logic Pro: Using Scratch Ideas as Processed Melody Ideas

Hum or sing rough melody lines into Logic Pro and then learn how to transform them into synth, bass lines, or much more. Gary Hiebner shows you how in this fascinating workflow exposé.

On Synth Terminology: Frequency (Everybody Hertz, Sometimes)

Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.

Making Super Fast FX Kits In Reason

Straight from the excellent video course on "Twisted Sound Design in Reason", super Reason trainer, Mo Volans, shows how to make super fast FX kits in Reason 6's Kong.

Using an Expression Pedal with MainStage

Many of the top artists, DJs and producers are using Apple's MainStage 2 for live performance. Are you? Darren Burgos shares an excellent quick tip on how to use an expression pedal in your live setup

Ableton Live: The Ultimate Digital DJ Platform?

Despite Ableton Live being an awesome studio DAW, it's always still considered by many as the ultimate digital DJing platform. Find out whether DJ & producer, Noah Pred, shares this belief and why.

Invaluable Key Commands for Logic Pro 9's Score Editor

Working quickly in Logic's Score editor is best possible when you wrap your head (or fingers) around certain key commands. In this tutorial Jay Asher gives you some finger exercises worth doing!

Stereo Panning Effects: UA RE-201 Space Echo

What's better than using one UA emulation of Roland's infamous Space Echo units on a track? Two, of course! Rich Tozzoli takes you through some tips and tricks for Universal Audio's RE-201.

Kontakt 5: The New Bus Architecture

Get inside the routing and internal bus architecture of Kontakt 5 with Toby Pitman. Doesn't sound exciting? Think again. This tip may well change the way you sub mix and effect groups.

Automating LFO Speed In Reason's Thor

Everyone knows how to make wobbles in Reason now, right? Well, even if you do (or don't) this tutorial shows how to keep wobbling in sync with your project using Thor.

Sound Like Rihanna's We Found Love in Ableton Live

Sometimes one sonic element in a song really stands out, and you may want to re-create it for fun on your own tracks. Learn how to create synth sounds like those heard in Rihanna's We Found Love.

Logic Pro's Ultrabeat as an Effect Sequencer

Ultrabeat is more than a drum pattern sequencer , sample playback engine and drum synth creation plugin... Darren Burgos shares this incredible tip on using it as an effects sequencer!

Building a Basic FM Synth in FM8

Don't be put off by the term, "Frequency Modulation Synthesis"! FM synthesis is extremely powerful and Native Instruments' FM8 makes using it a lot, lot easier.

Combining Serato Video with ITCH

There's a whole lot you can achieve using Serato Video and Serato ITCH. Both powerful tools in themselves, when combined are a killer combination for adding visuals to your live DJ sets.