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Are You Using the Right Music Application for YOU?

With a growing number of DAWs available, why are you sticking with your existing music production software? G. W. Childs digs deep and investigates what might be best for every musician's needs.

Studio Tips: Keeping the Lid on Pan-DAW-ras Box

Good advice is good advice... The 5 in-depth tips in this article are your “recipe for success” when using your favorite DAW in any studio setting (from bedroom to multimillion dollar setup).

Creating Signature Patches Layers in Logic Pro 9

There's more than enough sounds, instruments and patches in Logic Pro that'll keep you busy for a lifetime. Tempting as it is to pick a common preset, stand out from the crowd and get layering.

Easy Bypass: Mastering Trick in Pro Tools

Get ahead when mastering Pro Tools with this quick and super-useful trick by Rishabh Rajan. Learn how to perform a quick A/B bypass at a click of a button. How much more convenient can you get?

Playing Back Mixdowns of iOS GarageBand Projects on your iOS Device

It's impossible to easily playback your mixes from GarageBand for iOS on your iOS device, right? Wrong! Mike Watkinson shows you some workarounds to share your iOS mixes with the world.

Morphing Sounds in Logic Pro's Sculpture

Do you know how to get the best out of Sculpture's Morph section in Logic Pro? In this tutorial Darren Burgos runs through all the essentials to get you up and running.

Using the Novation Twitch with Ableton Live

Novation's Twitch is ideally suited to work with Serato ITCH... but it doesn't stop there. Tadhg Leonard shows how you can expertly set up Twitch as a controller for Ableton Live.

5 Ways to Keep Your Music Studio Organized

The last thing you want is to trip over cabling, injure your back or mistrust your mixes in your project studio. Rich Tozzoli offers 5 easy steps on staying organized and productive.

Using the Hyper Editor to Jump Between Program and Pitch Changes in Logic Pro

Logic Pro's Hyper Editor isn't the prettiest to look at - but is incredibly powerful and useful. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Hyper Editor to jump between Program changes and pitch changes.

Does Reading Music Make you a Better Musician?

Think musician, and you may picture sheet music reading. But, is the ability to read music important? How crucial is it for professionals relying on computer software? Toby Pitman explores.

Using Reason's CV System for Advanced Modulation

Dig deeper into how to utilize the CV/Gate system in Propellerhead's Reason for advanced modulation mastery. Mo Volans takes you through step by step.

Creating Triplet Style Beats with Ableton’s Simple Delay

Get your Ableton beats into the swing (of things) with this fab tip by Gary Hiebner on using Ableton's Simple Delay for loose, triplet-style rhythmic patterns.

Flip Dem Sounds in Logic Pro

Reversing / flipping / twisting sounds can bring much joy when making beats or designing sound effects. Darren Burgos demonstrates how to do all this and more in Logic Pro.

Creating Dynamic Sounds Using Multi-Band FX in Ableton Live

Dust off and shake up your sounds with this excellent tutorial by Noah Pred. Discover how to add some dynamism using multi-band FX in Ableton Live.

Get the Bass and Kick Drum Grooving in Logic Pro

In almost every genre of pop/rock music, a guiding principle is that the bass player and the drummer’s kick drum need to be locked in for the music to groove. Logic Pro makes this task easy to do!