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Using a Compressor to improve your mix

The Compressor: a wonderful device that makes our music "POP", sound full and bring up that detail, open up that track from behind the door. The compressor is one of the most talked about, most used,

Creating Arpeggiated Patterns in Logic - Part 1

Logic comes with a built-in arpeggiator. It's true! Many new Logic users search for it within the DSP Effects area to no avail - or hope that it may be an option within the included instruments. Inste

Using Rewire with Logic Pro, Reason 5 and Ableton Live

Rewire is a really valuable tool that's now available to users of just about every DAW out there. It acts as a virtual pipeline sending audio, MIDI and even sync data between any number of application

Managing 3rd Party plug-in presets in Logic 9

Logic is an amazing application. It comes with so many plug-ins and virtual instruments. These all come with a bundle of presets. These presets can be easily accessed via Logic's Media Library. Over t

Quick Tip : Subtractive vs additive equalization

When enhancing your sounds with EQ there is a fine line between a light sweetening and an over-colored, or over-hyped end result. Most of the time any negative results are due to too much additive equ

Working with Key Signature and Global Tracks in Logic

By default a new Logic project's Key signature is set to "C". Of course not all your compositions need to remain in the Key of C! You can adjust this for your entire project and create key changes at

Quick Tip: Restoring default Channel Strip Settings in Logic

If you mistakenly deleted one of the factory channel strip settings from the Logic Instruments folder you may be able to restore it painlessly without the install discs. Rounik Sethi demonstrates how.

Backup your Logic system - & know where to find it!

I know, you do not need to make backups. Your Mac works perfectly, it's in pristine condition and you love and hug it every day. So you do not need any backups. Right? You will... right on that day wh

Quick Tip : When to apply dithering

Dithering is something which eludes some beginners. Without getting too heavily into the maths, dithering is a process which enables us to move from one bit depth to another without losing too much fi

Quick Tip : Super quick, virtual double tracking in Cubase 5

Ask the majority of sound engineers or producers and they'll tell you there is no substitute for real double tracking. Saying that not all of us have the time (or the vocalist!) to create authentic do

Create the T-Pain Autotune effect in Logic

One of the most popular vocal effects plug-ins used over the past couple of years has to be Auto-tune. Listen to T-Pain and a whole host of other contemporary musicians and you'll hear it in action.

Quick Tip : Quick time stretching in Logic 9

Logic has always included a pretty comprehensive time stretching engine, in the form of it's 'Pitch and Time Machine'. Although the results gained from using this feature can be excellent, the process

Creating BT Inspired Glitch Edits - Part 3

Every Digital Musician has their own secret techniques. It could be an instrument setting, editing technique, routing or plug-in that helps define their sound or inspire their creative process. These

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