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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
Logic Tutorial: Lyric Entry in Logic Pro's Score Editor
Whether you're preparing a lead sheet or a multi-part chorale,Â Logic's Score editor provides a specialized kind of text entryÂ specifically designed for adding lyrics.Â Key features of lyric entry in ..
Feb. 17, 2011
Exporting your music from Logic to iTunes
If you are a Logic user you may want to audition your finished projects in iTunes, or perhaps you need to make playlists to burn and distribute. Regardless of the reason you will need a streamlined te
Feb. 13, 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
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
Logic Tutorial: Discover How to Use Send Returns in Logic 9
Working with effects in Logic is easy! Slap on an insert effect on the track and it's audio signal passes through that effect and gets processed. Well, there's another way which can give you more refi
Feb. 12, 2011
Mainstage as a FOH Mixer: Using Screen-Sharing
You've probably seen the new digital mixing boards where the band plugs into a patch bay on stage that is controlled via an ethernet cable to a FOH mixing board.
Feb. 11, 2011
Logic'Â's Automation Modes Explained
Automation is literally one of the best things about modern music production software. Hopefully I don't sound old when I say that I can clearly remember using systems that had zero automation or call
Feb. 10, 2011
Creating Fatter Bass with Logic's SubBass plug-in
Occasionally you might want to use a sound in a mix that just lacks some low end punch. In some cases traditional equalization will do the trick and adding a small amount of low end will get the job d
Feb. 8, 2011
Creating Complex Arpeggiated Patterns in Logic - Part 2
This tutorial continues from where the previous "Creating Arpeggiated Patterns in Logic - Part 1" left off. If you're relatively new to Logic's Environment and haven't already followed that tut, I'd r
Feb. 6, 2011
Using a Compressor to improve your mix
The Compressor: a wonderful device that makes our music "POP", sound full and bring up that detail, open up that track from behind the door. The compressor is one of the most talked about, most used,
Feb. 3, 2011
Creating Arpeggiated Patterns in Logic - Part 1
Logic comes with a built-in arpeggiator. It's true! Many new Logic users search for it within the DSP Effects area to no avail - or hope that it may be an option within the included instruments. Inste
Feb. 1, 2011
Using Rewire with Logic Pro, Reason 5 and Ableton Live
Rewire is a really valuable tool that's now available to users of just about every DAW out there. It acts as a virtual pipeline sending audio, MIDI and even sync data between any number of application
Jan. 29, 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
Quick Tip : Subtractive vs additive equalization
When enhancing your sounds with EQ there is a fine line between a light sweetening and an over-colored, or over-hyped end result. Most of the time any negative results are due to too much additive equ
Jan. 14, 2011
Working with Key Signature and Global Tracks in Logic
By default a new Logic project's Key signature is set to "C". Of course not all your compositions need to remain in the Key of C! You can adjust this for your entire project and create key changes at
Jan. 8, 2011
Quick Tip: Restoring default Channel Strip Settings in Logic
If you mistakenly deleted one of the factory channel strip settings from the Logic Instruments folder you may be able to restore it painlessly without the install discs. Rounik Sethi demonstrates how.
Dec. 26, 2010
Backup your Logic system - & know where to find it!
I know, you do not need to make backups. Your Mac works perfectly, it's in pristine condition and you love and hug it every day. So you do not need any backups. Right? You will... right on that day wh
Dec. 23, 2010
Quick Tip : When to apply dithering
Dithering is something which eludes some beginners. Without getting too heavily into the maths, dithering is a process which enables us to move from one bit depth to another without losing too much fi
Dec. 22, 2010
Quick Tip : Super quick, virtual double tracking in Cubase 5
Ask the majority of sound engineers or producers and they'll tell you there is no substitute for real double tracking. Saying that not all of us have the time (or the vocalist!) to create authentic do
Dec. 21, 2010
Create the T-Pain Autotune effect in Logic
One of the most popular vocal effects plug-ins used over the past couple of years has to be Auto-tune. Listen to T-Pain and a whole host of other contemporary musicians and you'll hear it in action.
Dec. 18, 2010
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