Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.
Native Instrument's Kontakt is widely regarded as the pro sampler for the digital musician. Jay Asher highlights Kontakt's Instrument Banks feature which can be controlled by Program Change commands.
What's the big fuss about using multitimbral instruments in Ableton Live? Amongst others: more CPU efficient, better mixing potential. Rory Dow shows how to set this up.
Ableton has excellent MIDI editing tools for the creative musician. Period. In this article Gary Hiebner shows how to mangle and manipulate MIDI using Racks in Ableton Live.
We've all heard it: rhythmic stutters on a Trance pad or a chopped-up pumping synth line. Wouldn't it be great to know how to make this effect? Darren Burgos demonstrates 3 ways to get gating in Logic
Most orchestrators and Sibelius users find that one day they're presented with a tricky task. Thomas Goss is not one to be put off, and shares real-world tips on creating awesome scores!
There's hope if your keyboard skills can't keep pace with your musical ideas! Darren Burgos explores how recording MIDI in Logic Pro's cycle mode can alleviate stress and make you more creative.
There's plenty of useful tricks for working in Ableton Live which make life feel wonderful! Rory Dow, Ableton expert, explores the ins and outs for transposing clips using a MIDI Controller.
Once you've recorded MIDI notes into Logic Pro there's a host of ways to alter the performance. Darren Burgos examines how to make use of the Region parameters area. + download Logic Project.
In Logic Pro there doesn't seem to be an easy way to randomize or humanize a MIDI performance. Jay Asher uncovers the Transform window where you'll find many excellent ways to manipulate MIDI.
Working with audio in Reason 6 is so much simpler than in previous versions. G.W. Childs take us step-by-step through how to use a hardware synth for real-time vocoding fun!
Join Hollin Jones as he explores the finer points to MIDI editing in Cubase 6 and shares 10 MIDI Editing tips from how to create instant harmonies to getting experimental with the Logical Editor.
Whether you are a new or accomplished musician, learning how to work with MIDI is essential. GW Childs explains the basics of MIDI Quantisation and how to tighten by the timing on your recordings.
In the first part of this Feature Tutorial we discussed how to configure external MIDI instruments in Logic that is, setting up a hardware MIDI keyboard or drum machine as both a MIDI controller...
For someone who's been doing this a long, long time, I often forget that some of the new talent that comes into electronic music may not know certain building blocks...