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4 Excellent MIDI FX Arpeggiators and Sequencers for Logic Pro X
If you're looking to supercharge Logic X's built-in arpeggiator and chord trigger then these 4 third-party MIDI FX will tickle your fancy. They add unique and interesting ways to program sequences.
Jan. 11, 2016
Review: Air Vacuum Pro
Vacuum Pro has been released into the wild. Once available only to Pro Tools users, this subtractive synth is now ready for your AU/VST hosting DAW. Mo Volans cranks it up!
Jul. 9, 2013
Spice Up Your Beats with iZotope Trash 2
Who wants hotter, fatter and spicier beats? iZotope's Trash 2 is an ideal companion in such a quest. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs gets gnarly with his beats using Trash 2's side chain feature.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 1, 2013
Review: FXpansion Bloom
Calling FXPansion's Bloom a delay plug-in is like referring to an iPhone as a... phone! Sure, at its heart it does delays, but Bloom can do so much more thanks to its extra effects processors.
Jun. 13, 2013
Review: Pianoteq 4, The Future of Virtual Pianos Has Arrived
What makes a piano software instrument stand out from the crowd? Pro user endorsees like Guy Sigsworth? An authentic sound? A realistic and natural response? Toby Pitman discovers all three apply.
Apr. 29, 2013
Real-Schmeal. Give Your Sample-Based Orchestral Pieces the Gift of Creativity
Is it desirable, to make your sample-based instruments sound as close to the "real-thing" as possible? Jay Asher suggests an alternative approach when creating orchestral pieces in your DAW.
Apr. 13, 2013
5 Free AudioPlug-ins You Really Should Know About
Visiting the music studio of a friend often results in a plug-in comparison conversation. Not all plug-ins will empty your wallet or bank account though, as G. W. Childs discovers in this article
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 9, 2013
8 Awesome Free Audio Plug-in Synths for Mac Musicians
It’s that time of year - your wallet rinsed by the holiday season, and nothing inspirational under the tree. So, find yourself a bargain or two, and maybe reinvigorate your inner composer...
Jan. 1, 2013
Review: kHs ONE (And a Special Offer for MPVHub Readers)
Some software synths rely on endless LFOs and complex filters, but don’t get close to creating a wonderful sound... not so for Kilohearts’ ONE! G. W. Childs discovers more.
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 13, 2012
Creating Wavetables in U-he's Zebra 2
If you're looking for a versatile, yet easy to use, soft synth... U-he's Zebra 2 deserves your attention. In this quick tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to use Zebra 2's wavetable feature.
Dec. 10, 2012
Review: Fabfilter Pro-DS
Sibilance can be a major problem when recording vocals, regardless of your studio setup. Hollin Jones puts Fabfilter's Pro-DS de-esser to the test on some suitably hissy sounds in this review.
Nov. 2, 2012
5 Tips For iZotope Stutter Edit
There's no doubt that iZotope's Stutter Edit is the go-to plug-in for glitch effects, both in the studio and when playing live. Here are 5 tips by Mo Volans to make Stutter Edit positively purr!
May. 4, 2012
Review: Phoenix Pro Guitar Plugin Turns Hacks into Shredders
Sneak Peek for Guitarists! Phoenix Digital Audio Teknologies & macProVideo.com have created Phoenix Pro, a DSP plugin to "raise any performanc from the ashes". Toby Pitman tests this amazing plugin.
Apr. 1, 2012
Intelligent Listening & Auditioning Tips in Logic Pro
In this Quick Tip we're going to explore how to effectively use Logic's Prelisten channel to preview audio with and without effects. Let's imagine two common scenarios often experienced by Logic users
Mar. 25, 2011
Creative Beat Making: Adding some 'Bounce' to your Hi-Hats in Logic
Your hi-hat patterns can make or break a beat. Well-constructed hat patterns can make a stale beat groove. It can take a stagnant beat and turn it into a groove monster. I have found by adding modulat
Feb. 20, 2011
First Steps for creating easy workflows in any DAW
Have you just purchased a new DAW software package like Logic Pro, Reason, etc? Have you had a DAW package for a while, and feel like your workflow could be a little quicker? In this quick tip, I'm go
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 12, 2011
Managing 3rd Party plug-in presets in Logic 9
Logic is an amazing application. It comes with so many plug-ins and virtual instruments. These all come with a bundle of presets. These presets can be easily accessed via Logic's Media Library. Over t
Jan. 21, 2011
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