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The Mo Volans "Phantom Kick" Side Chaining Technique
There’s no doubt that side chaining in a popular technique but sometimes traditional techniques can create issues in your mix. One of these is creating ducking effects during drops and breakdowns when
May. 30, 2011
Beat Detection in Pro Tools vs Logic Pro: Part 1 - Creating Tempo Maps
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...
May. 28, 2011
How to Retain Part Settings In Stylus RMX
The ‘Settings’ button inside Stylus RMX’s browser window is one of the most handy and less obvious features on offer inside RMX. In this Quick Tip I’ll show you exactly why this is!
May. 27, 2011
Working With Multi-Timbral Soft Synths in Logic Pro
Rather than run multiple instances of a virtual instrument to access multiple sounds learn how to use them in multi-timbral mode. Toby Pitman unravels the mystery behind how to set these up in Logic.
May. 21, 2011
Using Stutter Edit in Ableton Live Without a MIDI Keyboard
As every touring DJ knows, minimizing the gear you depend on is crucial. Wouldn't it be great to have a Stutter Effect for your live show, without having to bring a keyboard along to trigger it?
May. 20, 2011
Creating Quick Noise Based Percussion Hits in Reason's Thor
Virtual Analog synths aren’t just great for creating bass patches and pads, they can also be put to work on drum and percussion sounds too. Creating these sorts of patches is...
May. 17, 2011
Creating Dynamic Effects Busses in Logic Pro
Creating Dynamic Effects Busses This tutorial looks at a few different techniques you can use to make your effects returns live and breathe. I’m using Logic Pro here but
May. 16, 2011
How To Add Energy and Pace to Sequenced Patterns
When producing sequenced patterns for any style of music, one of the main challenges is introducing perceived pace and energy to your work. Luckily there are a few simple tricks we can use here...
May. 6, 2011
Tutorial: Beginner's Guide to Reaper - Part 1
One DAW that I've not had the luxury of spending time with yet, while also being a DAW that has garnered considerable attention over the last several years is- Reaper. I've heard people talk about it
G.W. Childs IV
Apr. 18, 2011
Tutorial: Recording Guitar in GarageBand for iPad
More then ever, it has become easier to lay down your song ideas while on the move. With GarageBand for iPad, we are also closer then ever to having a full professional recording studio in a very thin
Apr. 14, 2011
Sound Design : Create A Nero Style Synth Lead in Omnisphere
The last single from breakthrough UK Dubstep/Drum and Bass act Nero was a slice of pop epicness! In this tutorial I'm going I'm going to show you how to recreate a patch in Omnisphere similar to the l
Apr. 13, 2011
How To Create Interesting Ambient Textures with Melodyne
Melodyne has to be one of the most advanced software applications in regards to time stretching and pitch shifting capabilities. I find that you can take a simple melody or synth line you have created
Mar. 28, 2011
Programming Drums 1: Recording Fills in your Rock Patterns
With current drum plug-ins, sample-based MIDI instruments and virtual studios, it's very, very easy to emulate having a real drummer. This is especially cool when you're the lone guy with a laptop. Re
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 27, 2011
Spicing up your Delay Based Effects
Delay is one of the most useful spatial effects at our disposal but often the effect can sound a little generic in nature. To add an extra edge to your delays you can combine different processes and e
Mar. 26, 2011
A Guide to Buss Processing in Any DAW
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
Mar. 24, 2011
Sibelius Tutorial: Exporting your Score to Audio
When you have finished a piece in Sibelius, chances are high that you will want to create a recording of some sorts of it, either for yourself or for others to listen to. In this tutorial I will show
Mar. 15, 2011
Convolution Vs Algorithmic Reverbs: The Lowdown
It's highly likely that everyone reading this uses reverb in their mixes and it's also almost certain that you all have a studio quality reverb processor bundled with your favorite DAW software. Altho
Mar. 11, 2011
Mar. 6, 2011
When to use normalization
There are some basic processes that remain firmly in the "jargon category" to some beginners. Although Normalization is available as a feature in just about every DAW (and Audio Editing software) some
Feb. 20, 2011
Hype up your Hip-Hop Hi-Hats in Reason
In some of the recent Hip-Hop tracks I've heard, specifically Waka Flocka Flame, I've been seriously impressed with the hi-hat programming that has been taking place. Instead of regular 8 beats, and 1
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 17, 2011
Writing & Producing the Perfect Love Song
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
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 13, 2011
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