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Drum Rack as an Organization tool in Ableton Live
Drum Rack is one of Ableton Live's most powerful tools. Many people think of it as a way to build a drum sound for a particular track. You can use this tool to organize whole libraries of sounds, and
Dec. 27, 2010
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
Get Reaktor Free from Native Instruments
There's no such thing as a free lunch... Apparently nobody told Native Instruments that. And in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, the team over at Native Instruments have released a new Reaktor in
Dec. 24, 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
Quick Tip: Customize your Key Commands in Final Cut
Some editing tasks in Final Cut take longer than others. This usually boils down to needing to switch the tool you're using or search through Final Cut's menu's to find the command you wish to apply.
Dec. 20, 2010
Quick Tip : Creating noise based synth FX in Ableton Live
Creating synth effects patches is always a lot of fun but sometimes it's tough choosing the right oscillators to use. If you want a fail-safe sound source that should work with any project, I'd strong
Dec. 19, 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
Quick Tip : How to Combine Instruments in Reason 5
Reason is an incredibly powerful DAW with some outstanding instruments but as is often the case, to achieve the sounds you want, layering instruments and effects is essential. Using the 'Combinator' d
Dec. 17, 2010
Quick Tip : The importance of high pass filters
Whenever you need to remove low frequency from a sound, you may reach for your newest equalizer plug-in. This is fine but a simple high pass filter will often suffice. This approach can save time and
Dec. 16, 2010
Quick Tip : Renaming files and folders in Mac OSX
Some of my favourite Mac tips and tricks are the simplest ones. You know, the ones you end up using every day, the ones you can't believe you'd never known about. Well, everyone knows how to rename fi
Dec. 15, 2010
Recycling FX Tails In Ableton Live
You can create epic effects and transitions in your music tracks by using, or re-using, reverb and delay tails. Mo Volans shows some quick and easy ways to do just that.
Dec. 14, 2010
Quick Tip : Quick time stretching in Logic 9
Logic has always included a pretty comprehensive time stretching engine, in the form of it's 'Pitch and Time Machine'. Although the results gained from using this feature can be excellent, the process
Dec. 13, 2010
Interview with a VP: Steve Horelick - Part 2
This is the second part of an interview with the renowned musician, trainer and producer, Steve Horelick. In part 2 of this interview, Steve opens up and candidly shares his insights on Logic's Enviro
Dec. 12, 2010
Interview with a VP: Steve Horelick - Part 1
In the first of the macProVideo.com Interview series I popped behind the scenes and caught up with Steve Horelick, VP of Audio Products over Skype. It's always a pleasure talking to and gleaning infor
Dec. 11, 2010
Quick tip: Correcting red eye in Photoshop CS5
This is a call to arms (cameras) for all photographers. It matters not, whether you are an amateur, professional or semi-professional photographer, you all share one thing in common. The Holiday seaso
Dec. 10, 2010
5 Essential Music Creation Apps for iPad
The holiday season is almost upon us and it'll soon be time to think about sharing gifts with your loved ones. If you already have an iPad, or suspect there might be one coming your way soon, well don
Dec. 9, 2010
Creating BT Inspired Glitch Edits - Part 3
Every Digital Musician has their own secret techniques. It could be an instrument setting, editing technique, routing or plug-in that helps define their sound or inspire their creative process. These
Dec. 8, 2010
The Never Ending Quest for the Perfect Mix
Chances are that if you're reading this blog post, or you are surfing around macProVideo.com, you want to improve your audio mixing skills. After all, it is the "Minds Ear" which creates the mental im
Dec. 7, 2010
Fantastic 5: Essential Final Cut shortcuts & tips - Part 2
In this second edition of Final Cut Essential shortcuts and tips we'll take a look at some more editing and navigation tricks designed to speed up your workflow. Whether you're new to Final Cut or a m
Dec. 6, 2010
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