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Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 2 of 2

Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)

A Brief History of FM Synthesis

David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.

Setting Up Native Instruments' Razor to Vocode

NI's Razor is appreciated for its cutting-edge sonic capabilities. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs slices through the many layers of this complex synth with a mind to get vocoding.

Making Trap Beats in Reason

The Trap music genre seems to be constantly evolving... and borrowing from other more established styles too. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to make Trap style beats in Propellerhead Reason.

Logic Pro X Score Editor: The Best Yet

The jury is most definitely in about Logic Pro X, and the overall reaction is very positive. One of the areas to receive some love from Apple was the Score Editor! Peter Schwartz takes a closer look.

Polyrhythmic Programming in Ableton Live 9

There's grooves and then there's grooves. In this tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shows how to take your Ableton Live 9 groove creations to the next level polyrhythmically.

Using Max For Live’s LFO

Want to modulate your sounds or a particular control on a synth or plugin in Ableton Live 9? Max for Live's LFO is here for exactly that purpose and Gary Hiebner is here to show you how to it works!

Quick and Easy Sampler Instruments in Logic Pro X

Did you know that, thanks to Logic Pro X inheriting the Musical Keyboard from GarageBand, you can now create sampler instruments faster than ever? Mike Watkinson demonstrates how.

Synth Basics: Parallel And Series Filter Modes Explained

When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.

Making MIDI Editing in Pro Tools Easier

While Pro Tools is not traditionally known for its MIDI editing capabilities, version 10 and now 11 have brought it on leaps and bounds. Mike Watkinson checks out how to make the most of its tools.

Logic Pro X MIDI FX Tutorial: Low CPU, High Creativity

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.

Making Fat Bass Patches In NI's Monark

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.

How to Run 32-bit Plug-ins in Logic Pro X Using Vienna Ensemble Pro

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.

Subtractive Synthesis with PreSonus Studio One’s Mojito

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.

Using Logic Pro X's MIDI FX Modulator

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!