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  • Copyright
    Should I Join a Performing Rights Organization?Photodune 3111500 old radio xs
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    Ever wonder how performances of your songs on radio, jukebox, television, clubs, or arenas magically turn into quarterly checks made out to none other than you?Read More…
  • Composition
    Using Damage in Composition: Part 3Composing with damage part 03 preview
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    In this tutorial I’ll be jumping back into Damage to do some composition of percussion parts live! You will see some of the more electronic and industrial sounds in action as I audition what patches work and lay down some tracks. You’ll see the percussion parts all built from scratch as we record and refine the rhythms and sounds for a thick, industrial sound.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Mastering in the BoxMasteringinboxpreview2
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    I am pretty careful about the plugins I use when mastering, and keep things affordable. I thought it would be useful to show you what I use on my system when mastering in the box. I’ll show you how to master tracks using entirely in the box. I’ll use both stock and high end plug-ins.Read More…
  • Composition
    Using Damage in Composition: Part 2Composing with damage part 02 preview
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    In this tutorial we will be jumping back into Damage to see how you can utilize the ethnic instrument patched to create a Middle Eastern style track. You will learn how to layer several percussion patches and design parts to create a richly textured percussion bed. You will also see what went into the supporting instrumentation for this orchestral/cinematic track. You will see lots of Kontakt combined with recorded audio tracks used for a really nice final product!Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Quick Tip: Creating Frozen Delays with OhmBoyzOhmboyzpreview
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    OhmBoyz by OhmForce is one of the most creative delay plugins out there. I've been using it for years, and in this screencast I'll show you a couple of tips and tricks, including frozen delays, also known as sustain loop delays.Read More…
  • Cubase
    Using External Instruments and Effects in CubasePre
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    Let’s go back to the past, when all you had was a tape machine, some external effects, a loop machine and reverbs. Getting nostalgic? Some engineers still prefer to use that gear to add originality and clarity to their mixes—a quality you simply cannot get through emulation or synthesis. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up your external effects and instruments in Cubase, and use them in your mixes.Read More…
  • Logic Pro
    Quick Tip: Slamming CompressorsSlammedpreview
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    What does it mean when people talk about "slamming a compressor" or "Brit mode"? It's all about overloading a compressor until it's beyond useful, and becomes a creative effect. Find out how in this quick tip from Mo Volans.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Cheap & Easy Ways to Improve the Sound of Your RoomPhotodune 5901812 professional condenser studio microphone s
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    If you're just starting off with music or audio, there's a fair chance you can't afford to pay a lot of money for acoustic treatment or a studio designer. Here are some things you can do to improve the sound of your room on the tightest budget and a little effort.Read More…
  • Cubase
    Make the Most of Cubase's MetronomePre
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    Everyone uses a metronome. Learning to use them effectively will help you prevent problems in your projects. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the metronome (aka Click) in Cubase, and properly set up the features it offers.Read More…
  • Logic Pro
    Quick Tip: Using Side Chains As ModulatorsSidechainingpreview
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    Here's another quick tip synthesis screencast from Mo Volans. This time we'll look at something a bit more advanced—how to use sidechaining and external inputs to act as a modulator. You'll need a synthesiser that can accept a side chain, like Logic Pro's ES2Read More…
  • Cubase
    Master The Transport Panel in Cubase: Part 3Prev
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    In the previous two parts of this series, I have talked about setting up your transport panel, activating it, and a few important items in the panel that will improve your workflow, such as the the Arranger track controls, the virtual keyboard and the Jog/Scrub wheel. In this part, I will talk about Pre-roll and Post-roll, Punch-In and Punch-Out and Activity Meters.Read More…
  • Mastering
    How to Prepare Your Audio For Mastering Preparemasteringpreview
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    How do you best prepare your mix to send for mastering? In this screencast Mo Volans shows you some tricks and tips and best practice.Read More…
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    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this series, we'll show you how. 

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    A standard string orchestra is based on the string quartet; Violin I, Violin II, Viola, and Cellos, with the addition of Contrabasses on the low end. In this series on arranging for strings, we'll look first at how to take an existing four-part harmonization and have it effectively performed by a string orchestra. And second, we'll learn how to use that same foundation to create more interesting variations.

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    Sculpture is a unique instrument to Logic in that it is something called a 'component modeling synth'. Where Logic's other synths are the more standard FM and additive synth types, Sculpture tries to make a virtual model of an actual acoustic instrument which mimics that instrument's physical properties. In this series we'll look at how this unusual synth operates, and how we can manipulate its parameters to create a realistic electric bass sound.

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    The guitar is a versatile and expressive instrument that contributes rhythm, melody and flavor to many music genres. Capturing and enhancing that flavor takes good taste, real talent, and effective techniques.

    You'll need a range of skills: the ability to mic amps and acoustic guitars, add the right combination of effects and EQ, tame the beast using appropriate compression, and more. There's a lot to learn! Here's a range of tutorials from basic to advanced that explain it all.

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