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Reason 8.3: Top 5 New Features

Propellerhead have released the latest update to Reason. Version 8.3 has some new features both novice and veteran Reason users will find useful. Here's 5 of our favorites.

Exploring FL Studio 12’s New Vector Mixer

Now that FL Studio 12 is upon us, Gary Hiebner takes a look at the new Vector-based Mixer. We're not just talking pretty to look at, the new Mixer brings lots more to the table than you might think.

Logic Pro X: A Guide to Multitrack MIDI Recording

Logic Pro X has simplifed the process of recording multiple MIDI tracks. That being said, you need to know the correct settings and quirks which is why Joe Albano is on-hand to show you how.

Music Production Techniques Part 1: Delay And Echo

Welcome to part 1 in this series on music production techniques. You could think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! Let's start with Delay & Echo.

Music Studio Essentials: How to Connect Your MIDI Hardware

Ever been confused about how to connect your MIDI hardware? Don’t sit scratching your head, Booker Edwards Jr. shows how to get the physical connections in place for a simple MIDI setup.

Building EDM Chord Progressions in Logic Pro

Darren Burgos reveals how to easily program electronic-style chord progressions in Logic Pro X which you can then trigger with single keys. Great for producers and performers.

How to Layer Guitars to Create a Wall of Distortion

Taken from his Guitar Production 101: Pop Arranging Explored course, in this video Gregg Fine shows how to layer distorted guitars for a bigger, fuller sound in the mix.

Using Multiple Korg Volcas in Ableton Live

While multiple Korg volca's can be easily connected and synced together by themselves, how can you go about connecting, syncing and controlling multiple volca's in Ableton Live? Here's how.

How to Use Third-Party Instruments Inside Logic Pro X Drum Machine Designer

Logic Pro X's new Drum Machine Designer is a great plug-in designed to make controlling and creating drum parts easier than ever. Now, Darren Burgos shows how to use 3rd-party instruments inside it.

Learn Mixing Basics for Live Recorded Snares

Master musician and producer, Eyal Amir, demonstrates some essential mixing tips for live recorded snare parts in the video below.

How to use SONAR’s Mix Recall

Imagine being able to jump easily between different mix settings of your song. OK. Stop imagining because Cakewalk's Sonar now has Mix Recall built-in. Gary Hiebner shows what a great tool it is.

Logic Pro X: The Score Editor & The Bravura Font

Buried in a long list of new features, improvements and bug fixes in Logic Pro 10.1 is an item that will undoubtedly be of interest to score editor users: an option to choose the Bravura font.

A Bedroom Producer’s Guide to Tracking Guitars

So, you need to track some guitars. They need to sound incredible. Your whole project hangs in the balance, but you don’t have a lot of dough to work with. Andy Bowen is on-hand to help you through.

An Easy Way to Program Dance Drums in Propellerhead Reason

Programming beats & drums need not be a chore. GW Childs shows how to get your beats grooving in no time (in Reason) in this excellent tutorial article.

Music Theory Tips: Learning Modes for Improvisation and Production

If you're feeling stuck in the major, minor and pentatonic scales box when composing or playing, consider investigating modes. Matt Vanacoro explains how modes can transform your music.