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Logic Pro X Compressor: A New Model and a Makeover

Logic Pro X's Dynamics Compressor plug-in got more than a visual makeover in version 10.1. We'd go as far to say it's been born again. Joe Albano covers the new model and other new things.

How to Sync Vocals with SONAR

If you want to make two or more vocal parts tighter easily, then you'll want to check out Cakewalk SONAR's new Vocal Sync tool. Gary Hiebner shows you how this excellent feature works.

Logic Pro X: Track or Region Based Automation?

Logic Pro X 10.1 has a new button for selecting track-based or region-based automation. But which one should you be using and why? Darren Burgos tells you the way it is and shares tips along the way.

Arrangement Editing Tips in Ableton Live 9

When it comes to arranging your track in Ableton Live there are a number of useful tips you can employ to convert some great ideas into a great finished tune. Noah Pred shares his strategies.

How to Set Up ReWire in FL Studio

Next time you wish you could sync FL Studio with another audio app, stop wishing and start doing! Gary Hiebner shows how to run FL as the ReWire host and as the ReWire client in this useful tutorial.

Creative Sequencing Techniques: Using Push & Ableton Live to Control Elektron Analog Rytm

Ableton Live, Ableton Push, Analog Elektron Rytm. All three are capable and great by themselves. But, what happens when you sync them all together? Timo Preece gets inspired in this tutorial.

Create Custom Scale and Mode Patterns with Logic Pro X's Brush Tool

The new Brush tool in Logic Pro X is simply fantastic for quickly entering in notes into the Piano Roll. Jay Asher shows how to easily create custom scale and mode patterns using it.

Studio Acoustics, Part 5: Soundproofing

In the final part of our series on studio acoustics Joe Albano digs deep into soundproofing from both a recording and mixing perspective. Essential reading for all small and home studio owners.

How to Browse your Komplete Library with Komplete Kontrol

If you use Native Instruments' Komplete you may wonder whether how useful the Komplete Kontrol hardware could be. Matt Vanacoro shows workflows using the keyboard which make browsing sounds a breeze.

Music Theory: Building Chords Chromatically Instead of Diatonically

If you've been building chords diatonically i.e. building chords relating to scale or key, then this article by Jay Asher will help you explore chromatic alternatives. A must read music theory piece.

Music Production Tips: Arranging, Virtual Instruments & Your CPU

What's the best computer for music software? How can you run your Mac/PC's CPU more efficiently when recording or mixing music? Matt Vanacoro seeks to answer the most-asked producer question ever...

Music Controllers: To Map or Not To Map?

Are you distracted by too many choices when it comes to mapping your MIDI controller to your DAW? Exerting too much effort on non-musical tasks? Timo Preece explores auto and manual mapping in-depth.

Studio Acoustics, Part 4: Reflections II: Flutter Echoes & Ambience

Part 4 of this informative series on the science of studio acoustics sees Joe Albano continue to explore reflections, and in particular flutter echoes and ambience and how to solve this problem.

Preparing for a Mix: Adjusting Musical Hit Points for a Slide Bass Part

There’s plenty of useful tips and tricks for getting the timing of your productions just right in Eyal Amir's new Cubase video course. Here's one video showing how to musically adjust hit points.

7 Workflow Enhancements In Logic Pro X 10.1

Logic Pro X 10.1 has been out for a few weeks, but there's new features many Logicians may not be fully aware of. Joe Albano takes you through his top 7 improvements and explains how they work.