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Reaper Part 2: Recording and Monitoring Hardware Synthesizers
I was going to start off by saying, “If you’re old school, you may have a few hardware MIDI devices lying...” However, I’ve noticed more and more, the younger generation seems to be using retro device
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 4, 2011
The Beauty of Nudge in Pro Tools
Nudging regions or selections, that is moving them left or right by a predetermined amount, is a fundamental part of the editing process. In a previous Quick Tip we looked at nudging in Logic Pro...
Jun. 3, 2011
Logic for iPad: Coming Soon?
The iPad has been a huge success since its debut and it’s no small wonder that since its release artists and musicians have found ways to turn it into a creative tool. Initially many felt the iPad was
Jun. 1, 2011
The Beauty of Nudge in Logic Pro
Moving a region in Logic Pro is simply a matter of dragging it, right? Or left, of course! Hold down Control, or Control and Shift, for finer movement. Nudging, however lets you move regions using key
Jun. 1, 2011
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If you missed this fantastic competition last week, here is a timely reminder... But you'll need to be quick!! Competition ends at 12am PST on 1st June 2011! To enter follow the link:
May. 31, 2011
Logic and Omnisphere: Create Your Own FX In Space Designer
Space Designer is a powerful tool. Not only can it be used to load Impulse Responses for realistic reverbs but it can also load any .aif or .wav that can be convolved (merged) with any source you feed
May. 31, 2011
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
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