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Game Audio: Creating a Realistic Rate of Fire for Automatic Weapons Using Logic
From Halo to Call of Duty, shooters are a popular genre of video game. David Earl takes to the battlefield and uses Logic Pro to create realistic automatic gun effects.
Game & Film Audio
May. 27, 2013
Create A Percussive Noise Patch With Logic Pro's ES1
What to do when you've already raided your existing sample libraries and synth presets when looking for noise-based percussive sounds? Turn to Logic Pro's ES1 and create your own!
Apr. 3, 2013
Ableton Live Sound Design: Demonic Voices
Warning! This tutorial is not for the faint of heart. Still reading? Prepare to release your inner evil using Ableton Live's effects to transform your voice into something from an evil place.
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 18, 2013
Creating Dynamic Sounds Using Multi-Band FX in Ableton Live
Dust off and shake up your sounds with this excellent tutorial by Noah Pred. Discover how to add some dynamism using multi-band FX in Ableton Live.
Jan. 4, 2013
Creating Transformer Like Sound Effects Using Skanner
Whether you like the films or not, the sound design in Transformers is pretty impressive! G. W. Childs IV gets granular in his quest to emulate the Transformer effects using NI's Skanner XT.
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 24, 2012
Review: Sasha Soundlab
Audio Raiders have worked with legendary EDM DJ and producer, Sasha, to create this sumptuous sonic pack of instruments, loops and FX. Mo Volans takes a voyage of discovery in this excellent review.
Nov. 10, 2012
Sound Like Rihanna's We Found Love in Ableton Live
Sometimes one sonic element in a song really stands out, and you may want to re-create it for fun on your own tracks. Learn how to create synth sounds like those heard in Rihanna's We Found Love.
Oct. 17, 2012
The Art Of Sound-A-Likes And Re-Records
Toby Pitman reveals the process behind creating sound-a-likes and re-records of popular songs for TV, DVD, stage and '¦ a huge event we can't talk about...
Sep. 11, 2012
Sound Design Using NI FM8
What's that? FM8 is one of the synths in Native Instruments' Komplete you've not played with yet?!? Drop what you're doing and follow this step-by-step sound design tut with the FM8 by David Earl...
Aug. 20, 2012
How to Create a Moombahton Beat in Ableton Live
Electronic genres don't stay static for long. A relative new comer to the EDM scene, Moobahton, is a hybrid of Dutch House and Reggaeton. Gary Hiebner shows how to emulate this style in Ableton.
Jun. 6, 2012
Sound Like Skrillex in Ableton Live, Part 2 (Resampling and Editing)
Turn on the radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live. (Part 2)
May. 23, 2012
Melodyne: Formant Tool Sound Design
Melodyne as a film production sound design tool? If you've never explored the more esoteric uses of Melodyne then read on as Celemony expert, David Andris, guides you through some formant tools tips.
May. 18, 2012
Sound Like Skrillex in Ableton Live, Part 1
Turn on the internet or radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live.
Apr. 25, 2012
Reverse Engineering a Patch in Animoog for iPad
Different people approach learning synthesis in different ways. In this article, Rishabh Rajan shows how reverse engineering a patch in Animoog for iPad can improve your synth programming skills.
Apr. 19, 2012
Logic Pro Sound Design: Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Heads Will Roll Synth
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs use hardware synths & guitars to create their brand of pop-rock! Richard Lainhart shows how to re-create the synth line from Heads Will Roll using Logic Pro's built-in instruments.
Jan. 27, 2012
Sound Design: Create a Synthetic Sitar Sound in Logic's Sculpture
Sculpture's intricate interface means it often gets overlooked as a sound design tool. Richard Lainhart plucks away at this physical modeling instrument and shows how to create a sitar-like sound.
Nov. 7, 2011
Sound Design: Sexy Boy by Air in Logic Pro
Ever wanted to re-create that fun formant-style Bass sound from Air's seminal "Sexy Boy" track? In this mammoth tutorial, Richard Lainhart digs deep to show you how in Logic or any DAW!
Oct. 9, 2011
Sound Design: Synth from 'Dance Wiv Me' by Dizzee Rascal
Richard Lainhart breaks open Logic Pro's ES2 and shows how to recreate one of the synths from the Dizzee Rascal hit, 'Dance Wiv Me' featuring Calvin Harris.
Sep. 14, 2011
Sound Design: Re-Create Benny Benassi's 'Cinema' Chord Stab Synth in Logic
Learn how to recreate the Benny Benassi "Cinema" chord stab synth using Logic's ES2. Richard Lainhart gives in-depth explanations for the settings and sceenshots to help you follow along.
Aug. 24, 2011
Sound Design: Re-Create Daft Punk's "Around The World" Synth in Logic
Daft Punk's "Around The World", released in the late 90s was a big hit. As well as inspiring countless tunes & remixes, it inspired Richard Lainhart to recreate the key synth hook.
Aug. 5, 2011
Sound Design: Lady Gaga 'The Edge of Glory' Bass Synth
Lady Gaga has taken the pop world by storm over the past few years. Learn how to re-create (in Logic or your DAW or synth of choice) the bass synth from her hit single "Edge of Glory".
Jul. 19, 2011
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