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Recording vocals in Cubase
Steinberg's Cubase is an immensely powerful DAW that contains just about every tool you'll need to complete your projects from conception to completion. One of the many areas it really shines in is vo
Jan. 31, 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
Photoshop vs Illustrator: Raster vs Vector
Understanding the differences between Illustrator and Photoshop can range from confusing to downright frustrating for those who are new to graphics and image editing. Which application should you use
Jan. 28, 2011
Assigning external controllers in Ableton Live
It's no secret that Ableton Live is a fantastic piece of software for live performance and real time tweaking. In fact this is arguably it's key strength. One thing that Live is particularly adept at
Jan. 27, 2011
Steve H Reports back from NAMM
Bill Burgess, Steve H and GW Childs at NAMM 2011 There's a wonderful underside of NAMM that doesn't usually get much press. It's the inventive, entrepreneurial side that I usually seek out when I'm
Jan. 26, 2011
Mac OS X Tutorial: Preview your files with Quick Look
Finding the file you're looking for can often be a drag. (Pun intended). Have you ever had a bunch of picture/audio/video/Word/Pages/etc files and you're not sure which is the one you're looking for?
Jan. 25, 2011
Synths as effects processors with Reason's Thor
When it comes to processing your sounds there are literally endless lists of plug-ins to choose from. With all this choice it's quite likely that you've overlooked one key device in your collection, t
Jan. 24, 2011
Mac OS X tutorial: The Day Will Come - Steps to Ease Re-installations
If you have read my tutorial on Backing up your Logic System, you should have an idea how important securely storing your data is. A complete backup of all your work data, and possibly also administra
Jan. 23, 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
Physical Control of Synthesis with Max for Live
The technologies that have powered electronic music have come a long way. Since the first Moog synthesizers appeared on the scene, musicians have been wanting to plug instruments together to make th
Jan. 20, 2011
5 Amazing New Products from NAMM 2011
Unless you've been away from any human contact (including email and web access) for the past couple of weeks you'll likely have heard about NAMM! NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, i
Jan. 19, 2011
How to use Ableton Live Part 2: Warping, Looping & Editing
Since Ableton Live 1.0 was unleashed, warping, looping and editing audio have become staples for digital musicians. Join Mo Volans as he continues this beginners guide to Ableton Live.
Jan. 18, 2011
Extracting grooves from Rex Files in Reason 5
In a previous post, Mo Volans explains how to add groove to our beats by using the Regroove mixer in Reason and Record. This is an indispensable tool when creating your beats and today I want to take
Jan. 17, 2011
Feature Interview: Scott Freiman - Part 2
In the second part of this exclusive two-part interview, Scott Freiman talks about his Studio (designed by the legendary John Storyk), his favorite go-to plug-ins & audio software, and his prefere ...
Jan. 15, 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
Feature Review: Steve H's Apogee GiO Diary
Ok. So I'm waiting at the studio for the delivery truck (it's raining)... I know my new Apogee GiO has been shipped. Unfortunately I'm soon heading into NYC to meet with some friends and listen to...
Jan. 12, 2011
Reason Tutorial: Programming analog style synth bass patches in Reason
If you're serious about creating great, original music then programming your own sounds is a must. So step away from the presets and start to create your own unique patches using Reason. The question
Jan. 11, 2011
Feature Interview: Scott Freiman - Part 1
3D Movies are all the rage. But what's it like to compose, mix or re-mix the music for a 3D film? In fact, not just any 3D film, but the recently created "Flying Monsters" by the legendary David Atte
Jan. 10, 2011
Why you should have the latest drivers
To many updating and installing drivers is something of a chore. However, keeping up to date can actually improve your creative sessions by ensuring that your system is running in peak condition. Let'
Jan. 9, 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
How To Use Ableton Live - Audio and Instruments part 1
So you have just installed your shiny new version of Ableton Live and you're ready to make a dent in the music industry. Well that's great, but before you construct your Magnus opus there are a few th
Jan. 7, 2011
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