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Creating Transformer Like Sound Effects Using Skanner

Whether you like the films or not, the sound design in Transformers is pretty impressive! G. W. Childs IV gets granular in his quest to emulate the Transformer effects using NI's Skanner XT.

Review: Numark 4TRAK Traktor Controller

While other DJ hardware is becoming more portable, Numark's 4TRAK combines sturdiness with maximum control over Traktor. Mo Volans puts this baby to the test!

Issue 4: MPVHub Audio Magazine: DJ Focus

Issue #4 of MPVHub Audio is here... and it's the BEST yet. Interviews w/ Paul van Dyk, Neil Davidge + more. 15 audio software & DJing tutorials, awesome gear reviews & DIY MIDI Controller feature...

Treating Drums With Maschine's New Effects

Got some drums that sound a bit flat? Open the door and welcome in Maschine's new effects! Mo Volans shows how to use these to give your drums more life, attitude, and of course, pump!

Go Microtonal with Absynth

There are times when you may wish to veer off the path most trodden and experiment with microtonal tunings. Gary Hiebner walks you down alternate routes using Native Instruments' Absynth.

Snapshot Morphing in Reaktor

Creating new sounds from existing patches is a great way to increase the number of available presets in your collection! G.W. Childs shows off Reaktor's Snapshot Morph function to help your process.

Kontakt 5: The New Bus Architecture

Get inside the routing and internal bus architecture of Kontakt 5 with Toby Pitman. Doesn't sound exciting? Think again. This tip may well change the way you sub mix and effect groups.

Building a Basic FM Synth in FM8

Don't be put off by the term, "Frequency Modulation Synthesis"! FM synthesis is extremely powerful and Native Instruments' FM8 makes using it a lot, lot easier.

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 5

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. This final part 5 covers putting the finishing touches to your script!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 4

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 4 covers interface basics. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Introduction to Scripting In Kontakt, Part 3

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 3 goes deeper into variables. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 2

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. In Part 2 you'll build a note trigger FX script!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 1

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 1 covers the basics. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Sound Design with Skanner XT

Skanner is a feast for the musical senses, a veritable playground for digital musicians! G. W. Childs IV shows how to mangle out a basic synth bass from this beast of a virtual instrument.

Processing Drum Loops with Guitar Rig 5

Guitar Rig 5 by Native Instruments is an awesome multi-effect plug-in for guitarists ONLY, right? Wrong. Hollin Jones thinks laterally and shows how to use it to process drum loops.