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Get the most out of Reason’s powerful, and ubiquitous, soft-synth
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Flex the programming features of this powerful synth re-issue
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Conquer the feature set of this powerful softsynth
How to use Unfiltered Audio's Fault plug-in to add a sizzling, virtual bottom mic
From S-Trig and V-Trig to modern modular and MIDI
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Deconstructing drum loops with Melodyne 4 Studio
Get past the presets to harness your software's true potential
Turn your room into a live chamber with these recording tricks
How to use FabFilter-MB's in-band and gain controls
Producer Joey Sturgis gives compression and limiting tips.
Software lets DJs get more creative, sell tracks for premium prices
Clarify vocals and create extreme effects
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A five-minute video tutorial on fixing your pitchy vocal tracks, fast!
Share or sell your unused sounds, presets, and clips while promoting yourself
Mix faster and more efficiently with these techniques
Quickly Create Subgroups And Aux Effects
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Create a Grid to Match Recorded Parts
I’m sure many of you, our dear readers, have pored over stories of famous recording engineers extolling the benefits of using room mics to record in palatial studios, only for you to bewail, “Yeah, but my room sounds like a culvert! I want to hear less of it.”
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Assigning a unique instrument or choral voice to each part in
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EVER WONDER why most famous singers
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TouchOSC (iOS/Android, $4.99) is an app that can remotely control music software
Alternate tunings and more for MIDI guitar
When the Internet opened up the world to musicians, it didn’t just create new ways to distribute, promote, and sell music.
A guide to processing audio through your voltage-controlled synt
Cycling ‘74 first created the Mac OS X extension Soundflower for Max/MSP to send audio channels to other software, and the simple, open-source tool soon became a way to route audio from one Mac program to another.
Even if you’re not a DJ, the effects within many DJing programs can lend your own music—either individual tracks or full mixes—some finishing touches that you may not find in your regular DAW and plug-ins.
Crafting a killer lead vocal track at mixdown can be a protracted process, especially if the singer’s technique was inconsistent during recording.
These days, most synthesizers ship with hundreds of great-sounding presets.
EVEN IF the “surround revolution” that was supposedly going to save the music industry by hooking us all on high-res 5.1 audio releases never quite comes to pass, there is still much surround work being done throughout the entertainment world, from film, TV, and DVD mixing, to video games and, yes, music-only audio releases.