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NEWS: Livid Instruments 7 Day Block Sale
What do you get when you combine 7 days, a sale, Livid Instruments, a music gear nerd, a Block and your existing DAW? Read on to find out more!
Aug. 8, 2012
Mixing Tip: Tame Bright Drums Using UA Studer A800
What comes to mind when you think about the sound of analog tape? Warmth, punch, low-end beef, controlled distortion? Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli shows how digital doesn't need to sound digital!
Aug. 3, 2012
Control Ableton Live or Logic with DAW Remote
There are a number of apps already available that enable you to control our DAWS from an iOS device. Hollin Jones checks out DAW Remote as a controller for Logic Pro and Ableton Live
Jul. 3, 2012
Avid Streamlines. Akai, Alesis, Numark Purchase M-Audio
The world is not a certain place from one day to the next, and change is in the air for the audio industry following today's surprise announcement by Avid and inMusic (Akai, Numark and Alesis).
Jul. 2, 2012
NEWS: Boxed Ear presents Mighty M5 Kontakt Sample Pack
As soon as I heard the audio examples for this new sample pack library for Kontakt I was hooked! And of course, wanted to explore it some more. Read on to find out more about this 1.5GB soundset.
Jun. 25, 2012
Review: UA EP-34 Tape Echo
If you've got a UAD-2 and you haven't tried out the Universal Audio EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in, Rich Tozzoli presents compelling reasons why you simply need to check it out.
Jun. 10, 2012
Your DAW Sucks
Platforms in music & tech have long seen a diverse range of opinions. Mac vs PC, Cubase vs Logic v Pro Tools, etc. It's fair to want the best, but Matthew Loel T Hepworth notices a new "Sucks" trend.
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
Jun. 9, 2012
Aggregating Audio Devices in Mac OS X
Need more inputs or outputs than your current audio interface provides? Got 2 interfaces? Running Mac OS X? Hollin Jones explains how Audio MIDI Setup can fool your DAW into using two devices as one!
Jun. 2, 2012
iBook: MPVHub Expert Guides: Music Studio Essentials
Every musician needs a studio! Mike Watkinson walks you through all the project studio essentials from monitoring to recording with mics in this enhanced iBook guide w/ 40 minutes of video tutorials!
May. 24, 2012
Ableton Live: Transposing clips Using a MIDI keyboard
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.
May. 17, 2012
The Low-Down on Digital EQs
You may be using the digital EQ bundled with your DAW, or perhaps you've invested a pretty penny in a 3rd-party plug-in… Regardless, Jay Asher explores the highs & lows of EQing in the digital domain.
May. 16, 2012
Special Needs Music Classroom: iPad Apps for All
Learn how Adam Goldberg, Special Needs music educator, uses iPad apps for individualized instruction for students. From iKaossilator to ThumbJam, Bloom to Animoog, Adam explains what works best.
May. 12, 2012
Tips for the Touring Computer-Based Musician
What to do when you're preparing to tour using your laptop or desktop computer? G.W. Childs explores the worst case scenarios and how to prevent them when playing live using a Mac, PC or iPad.
G.W. Childs IV
Apr. 29, 2012
The Special Needs Music Classroom: Essential Gear
Find out why Logic Pro and iPads are on the list of gear that Special Needs Music teacher, Adam Goldberg, relies upon. If you're setting up a studio or music classroom this is an essential read!
Apr. 28, 2012
Sending External Beat Clock from MainStage
After exploring the differences between Timecode and MIDI Beat Clock, David Earl moves on to show how to sync two Macs running MainStage. For a fail-safe live performance rig this tip is unbeatable!
Mar. 26, 2012
Sampling Your CD Collection in Ableton, Audacity or Reason
What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 3, 2012
Tracking with Dynamics Processors in Logic Pro
With 24-bit digital recording and better analog to digital converters than ever before, is there any point using dynamic processors when recording? Mike Watkinson examines the benefits.
Feb. 27, 2012
Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live
Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.
Feb. 20, 2012
Using Mix Busses and Master Faders in Pro Tools 10
Mike Watkinson uncovers and explains how to maximize the audio quality when mixing using the new 64-bit floating bus in Pro Tools 10.
Jan. 30, 2012
Using Novation Launchpad with Reason
The Novation Launchpad is well known as being an excellent (and inexpensive) controller for Ableton Live. So, G.W. Childs went on a journey to discover how to make it work well for Reason users, too.
G.W. Childs IV
Jan. 25, 2012
MPV Free Stuff: NI Maschine Kits
There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV Free Stuff!! This time we've got a tasty bundle of NI Maschine Kits for you. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!
Jan. 19, 2012
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