Getting unique sounds and effects out of Logic Pro X doesn't have to mean taxing your Mac's CPU. G. W. Childs shows how to make use of the new MIDI FX plug-ins to get creating wherever you are.
Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.
Calling all Logic Pro X users dependent on 32-bit plug-ins like Sylenth... aside from our previous solution, there's a more integrated one using VEP. Peter Schwartz walks you through the ins and outs.
With a name like Mojito you may suspect this subtractive synth included with PreSonus Studio One is going to be rather tasty.Gary Hiebner explores how to create bass sounds, including dubstep wobbles.
With Logic Pro X’s new Modulator MIDI FX, you now have a simple way to modulate software instrument parameters. In short, you can make awesome and interesting sounds in a jiffy! Here's how!
Having had the luxury to cosy up with his Push, Noah Pred shares some insights on how to squeeze the most out of Ableton's premium hardware instrument and controller.
If you listen to professionally produced songs featuring synths, you may be fooled into thinking the synth is a single preset. Matt Loel T Hepworth dispels the illusion by layering them up in Cubase.
Drawing sounds? When it comes to creating evolving pads and sound beds you could be forgiven for thinking the only option is to program parameters or adjust controls. iZotope Iris begs to differ!
Master Logic Pro trainer and celebrated musician, Steve H, explains what makes this (r)evolutionary upgrade to Logic the best yet in this alternative review of Apple's flagship DAW.
If you want to play impossible (or just tricky) patterns and chords on your keyboard, Logic Pro X's Chord Trigger is the MIDI FX plug-in of your dreams. G. W. Childs tests it out.
A frequently overlooked workflow enhancer in Logic Pro 9 is the Alias. These MIDI regions contain no actual data, they refer to another MIDI region or Folder and say “Look over there!"
Creating interesting sonic textures in Reason just got a whole lot cooler! Mo Volans shows how to create super modulated instruments with a lot of crazy modulation routings involved.
Not as proficient with the keyboard as you'd like to be? Or perhaps just looking for compositional inspiration? Cubase has the cure with its MIDI generative tools. Hollin Jones jumps right in.
Logic Pro's Score Editor is both powerful and perhaps under appreciated. Jay Asher looks to remedy the later by revealing how to put the Layout Tool to best use.