Trance beats are not that difficult to produce, let's face it. Why? Well, they are 4/4, 16-beat, it’s a generic 4 on the floor drum beat with the snare on the 5 and 13, and kick marking every bar.
The Beat Detective window in Pro Tools is a really useful collection of tools and processes, which comes onto its own when you need to ‘fix’ the timing of recorded audio, especially drums.
In a previous Quick Tip we explored transient-based selections in Logic Pro. In Pro Tools, this is handled by a feature called ‘Tab to Transients’. Let’s take a closer look.
Dub Reggae broke some crazy sonic boundaries back in the day, and is heard everywhere in modern music from Rap and Pop to Metal and Electronica. The use of delays and limited analog gear was utilized
Nudging regions or selections, that is moving them left or right by a predetermined amount, is a fundamental part of the editing process. In a previous Quick Tip we looked at nudging in Logic Pro...
Beat Detective in Pro Tools is a very powerful tool, useful for a whole range of beat-based editing and tempo manipulation activities. This is the first Quick Tutorial in a series that aims to show...
Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...
It is typical for vocalists to perform each phrase and the individual words and syllables within them at a wide range of volumes. They move around and they express what they perform – it's only human!
Not enough bottom end in your mix? Kick drum a bit weedy, thin or disappointingly lightweight? Using Logic Pro's SubBass plug-in is a well documented method for synthesising very low frequencies where
If you are not familiar with buss processing it is simply a technique that involves processing an entire group (or buss) of instruments at once. This could be two guitars, fifteen drum parts or an ent
It's almost that most 'loving' time of the year, and as musicians, we are uniquely poised to make the most of Valentine's day! Why? Because nothing woos the heart of a man, woman, or small animal like
Ask the majority of sound engineers or producers and they'll tell you there is no substitute for real double tracking. Saying that not all of us have the time (or the vocalist!) to create authentic do
Chances are that if you're reading this blog post, or you are surfing around macProVideo.com, you want to improve your audio mixing skills. After all, it is the "Minds Ear" which creates the mental im
From the pioneering multitrack recordings of Les Paul and Mary Ford to just about every genre in existence today, doubling and layering of vocal performances has long been standard operating procedure
The Avid Pro Tools User In 2004 I was at the NAB tradeshow presenting Logic on behalf of Apple. This was the year that Apple first unveiled their newly purchased Logic Pro to the world, and at that sh