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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
2011 Review : A Year in Audio Gear
Hollin Jones gets retrospective and takes a look at the audio hardware and software that has helped to define the past year.
Dec. 29, 2011
Gift Guide: 6 Stocking Fillers For Musicians
Knowing what to get for your nearest and dearest digital musician enthusiast can be confusing (and potentially costly!) Toby Pitman shares 6 gift ideas that'll be a big hit for Christmas.
Dec. 18, 2011
A Guitarist's Guide to Microphones and EQ
Victor Mason has years of hands-on experience when it comes to working with ways to get good guitar recordings. In this article he discusses using multiple mics, placement, re-amping and more.
Dec. 9, 2011
Best of The Hub: November 2011
Whether you're new to The Hub or a regular reader here's a recap of 10 of the most popular articles (reviews, tutorials and freebies) from the month of November. These were voted for by you...
Dec. 4, 2011
Guitar: Practice Makes Perfect!
Even guitar playing pros can come unstuck when faced with playing a challenging riff or two. Toby Pitman explains how going back to basic practice exercises can get you shredding again in no time.
Nov. 11, 2011
MIDI Guitar Controllers
Using guitars as MIDI controllers is not a new concept or a passing fad. Toby Pitman explores the history of MIDI Guitar controllers from the early 80s to the crop and those yet to hit the market.
Oct. 31, 2011
Pro Tools 10 Review of New Features
The secret is out. Avid has announced the latest version of their flagship Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools 10! And this new version is packed to the brim with new features and improvements.
Oct. 20, 2011
Native Instruments Introduces True School Expansion Library for Maschine
There's been a flurry of activity at Native Instruments HQ of late. Not content with redefining the way we integrate hardware & software to make music, they've recently announced a new sound library.
Oct. 20, 2011
Signal Flow in Logic 101
In our digital DAW studios it's easy to ignore the virtual cables carrying audio signals. But understanding signal flow can lead to a greater degree of control over your sound. Peter Schwartz sums up.
Oct. 7, 2011
Reason 6: Remote Overrides in Reason
Hardware controllers remain ever popular for digital musicians. But with the limitless number of devices, and therefore, parameters in Reason how can they all be controlled? Enter Remote Overrides...
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 3, 2011
An Overview of Native Instruments' Maschine
Maschine is fast becoming the real successor to the much-loved MPC. In this tutorial Mo Volans gets hands on with Maschine and explains just what makes it stand out from the crowd...
Sep. 28, 2011
Turn Off the Motion Sensor for Smoother Live Performance on a MacBook
Playing live? Using a Mac? Did you know that a sudden bump, knock or excessive vibration could cause your audio to cut out and skip a beat? Be prepared and learn how to make sure it doesn't happen!
Jul. 29, 2011
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