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Creating Pitched Sampler Instruments without affecting Sample Duration in Logic 9
If you map one audio sample in Logic's EXS24 from C1 to C4 not only will you be able to create a pitched instrument, you will also notice the duration of the sample will be altered. The higher the pit
Nov. 18, 2010
Creating Glitch Style Stutter FX in Logic - Part 1
One of the most famous experimental glitch artists today is BT. His album "This Binary Universe" is a favorite in my collection and features carefully crafted microsounds that stutter in and out of ti
Nov. 17, 2010
Pro Tools 9 - What's New
Every time there is an announcement of a new version of Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic, the rumor-mill in the world of DAWs proclaims it to be the "[insert competitors DAW here] Killer". I take these stat
Nov. 16, 2010
Sine Wave Modulation in Max for Live
As any audio engineer will tell you these days, automation in a Digital Audio Workstation is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Back in the old days, on an analog SSL console you would have to rid
Nov. 15, 2010
Logic Scoring to Video: Audio Sync tricks
Foreword by Rounik Sethi: Logic is a fantastic tool to use when scoring sound to video. However, there are some well-discussed limitations, and in the Logic-world that inevitably means are some less w
Nov. 14, 2010
Drum Replacement in Logic 9
You've recorded a great multi-track drum take. The performance was perfect, but let's say the kick drum sound leaves a lot to be desired... What do you do? In previous versions of Logic you had a coup
Nov. 13, 2010
Quick Tip: 3 Essential Mac OS X Workflow Tips
There are lots of little-known tips and tricks for improving your day-to-day Mac OS X workflow. Sure, Spotlight, Spaces, Expose and the Dashboard have a place in the heart of most Mac users but someti
Nov. 12, 2010
Quick Tip: How to Reset Photoshop's Preferences
Nothing is perfect. It's a sad fact, but even in the world of technology, things can go wrong: applications can refuse to launch, an application or plugin may crash, or you may simply experience unexp
Nov. 12, 2010
Parallel Compression in Logic 9
Compressors can be a great way to even out the dynamics of a drum mix, vocal performance or any audio signal. A compressor works by lowering the gain when the signal jumps above a certain level or thr
Nov. 10, 2010
Beyond OS X: Running Ubuntu via a LiveCD
Mac users buy Macs for many reasons but one of the biggest is OS X, so why would anyone want to run anything else on their Mac? Whether it's to run a program that's unavailable for OS X or just to pro
Nov. 8, 2010
Quick Tip: Reversing Audio in Logic
An often used technique in music production to spice up a song is to reverse a sound. Commonly used in Electronic forms of Dance music is a reversed Crash Cymbal which can be a great way to lead in to
Nov. 5, 2010
iTunes Tutorial: iTunes for sensitive material
iTunes is a great application for managing large amounts of music. But you can not only use it to manage a music collection, but also for other kinds of sounds! It is also great as a research database
Nov. 4, 2010
The Camera Never Lies: Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5
Can Photoshop CS5's Content Aware Fill Help My Photography Stay Authentic? The truth of my photography lies in my intention, that is, how I intend my photograph to look and what it says to it's viewer
Nov. 2, 2010
Halloween Sound Design Part 2: Creating Monster FX in Logic
I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to creating weird (and sometimes wonderful) sound effects in Logic. There's something undeniably satisfying about stretching, flexing, effecting, warping, a
Oct. 29, 2010
Workflow Mastery In Propellerheads Reason - Part 1 - Customizing your Transport Bar
Customizing your Transport Bar Whether you are a beginner at computer music production or a seasoned professional, one thing all recording artists and producers can agree upon is that if not managed
Oct. 28, 2010
Laptop DJ's suck
One of my friends is deep in the Paul Oakenfold camp. They put me on the list for his show, and off I went to see the new spectacle. Paul's new LCD DJ booth was quite incredible. Its a beautiful LED w
Oct. 28, 2010
Halloween Sound Design Part 1: Creating Eerie Vocal Effects in Logic
When not hanging around the macProVideo forums you can usually find me immersed deep in my studio using Logic's instruments and effects designing and creating ambient textures and
Oct. 26, 2010
Big things are really small: Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live
Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live One of the wonderful things about max for live is the fact that you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live that is automatable. Â For example, using a si
Oct. 24, 2010
Using In-Ear Monitors With MainStage
One of the biggest problems that a band faces is hearing themselves onstage and protecting themselves from hearing loss, especially when they go from venue to venue and each room can sound different.
Oct. 21, 2010
Being Impulsive with White Noise in Cubase
REVerence, in Cubase, is a convolution reverb unit used to create realistic spacial effects. Chris McCoy shows how to create custom impulse responses by making some white noise.
Oct. 19, 2010
Gear Review: APC 40 for Live use or in the Studio?
A DJ's real-world experience with the APC 40 I did about 6 months of DJ gigs with the APC 40 - including some big festivals like Coachella on the west coast and the All Points West Festival on the eas
Oct. 17, 2010
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