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Using iCloud for Everyday Music Production

Apple's iCloud storage, which is available for Windows as well as the Mac, can be a great way to securely manage and organise your music sessions and other files. Here's how to do it.

Music and iCloud: Using the Cloud for Music and Production

iCloud provides a number of ways in which you can streamline your workflow and get access from any device to your music and sample libraries. Here are some ways that the cloud can change your life.

Essential Backup Techniques For Musicians & Producers

Backing up – some of us are better at remembering than others, but there’s always more to learn about keeping data safe. Here’s a handy guide to backing up your Mac, PC or mobile device.

How to Combine Audio Devices in Mac OS X for Logic Pro, Ableton Live Or Any DAW

If you have multiple audio interfaces, synthesizers, or even iPad interfaces, you can get them to all work as one virtual interface on the Mac. Here's how to combine them as an aggregate device.

5 Ways Apple’s New Force Touch Trackpad Could Be Used for Electronic Music Production

Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad features force sensors so you can click anywhere and receive haptic feedback wherever your finger is on the surface. So how could this be useful for music making?

How to Reset Your Apple Mac Password

Ever come across a situation where you've forgotten or lost the password for your Mac? Before you wipe your Mac to start again, read this by Francesco Schiavon. It'll save your sanity and time!

12 Innovative Ways Apple Watch Could be Used by Musicians & DJs

Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?

5 Tips to Make Your Digital World More Visually Accessible

Need help when looking at your computer screen? Stop squinting (assuming you can read this ok) and start living! Francesco Schiavon shows how to make your digital devices more visually friendly.

"Dude, Where’s My Data?" 6 Ways to Keep Your Audio Data Safe

Whether you're a musician, artist, videographer… in fact no matter who you are, good data management practice can save you on headaches further down the road. Paul Wickliffe explains how.

Sharing GarageBand for iOS Projects over Wi-Fi

For all the simplicity of making music on your iPad or iPhone using GarageBand, there may be one inconvenience: effortlessly sharing projects with the Mac version. Mike Watkinson remedies that here.

iOS 6 Accessibility Feature: Guided Access

Apple's iPad sports some excellent accessibility features in iOS6. In this article Adam Goldberg explains how to use Guided Access inside and outside the classroom.

Driving Defensively with Logic Pro 9: Workflow Habits to Prevent Problems

If you like the idea that 'prevention is better than the cure' and use Logic Pro, join Jay Asher in this article as he walks you through how to avoid problems before they happen!

Film Scoring: Workarounds for Exporting Audio to Movie in Logic Pro 9

When Logic Pro went 64-bit many people rejoiced. But the potential to load more samples into RAM brought a downside... the export audio back to video was broken. Peter Schwartz explores workarounds.

Wireless MIDI from Multiple Devices into Logic

The time of being tangled up by wires connecting the various devices in your studio together is coming to an end. Adam Goldberg takes a wireless approach when connecting devices to Logic Pro.

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).