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There are many popular software Digital Audio Workstations (or DAWs) and Sound On Sound regularly covers all the top brands in its monthly DAW Masterclasses. From Steinberg Cubase and Avid Pro Tools, PreSonus Studio One and Apple Logic Pro, MOTU Digital Performer to Ableton Live, Reason Studios Reason and Cockos Reaper, you'll find how-to techniques and tips for all of these and other DAWs collected under the sections shown above.

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    Solving MIDI Timing Problems

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Early notes, late notes, stacked notes... There's a range of problems that could stem from MIDI timing issues — but fortunately we have solutions to offer.

    Techniques Dec 2007
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    Using Digital Performer With Reason

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    Propellerhead's Reason software studio offers some great instruments and makes a good partner for DP - but there are various things to be aware of if you want to create the most hassle-free partnership. Our in-depth look at using the two applications together explains it all.

    Techniques Dec 2007
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    Integrating Outboard Hardware With Logic

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Many Logic users have external hardware processors and effects units, which can easily be used inside projects. Read on to find out how...

    Techniques Dec 2007
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    Steinberg Nuendo 4

    Digital Audio Workstation Software [Mac/PC]

    With impressive new automation features and free mixer routing, have Steinberg taken their flagship audio application to the top of the class?

    Reviews Dec 2007
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    Getting The Most From Your Pro Tools System

    Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We've all been in that situation — desperate to add one more plug-in, but with a computer on the verge of collapse. We explain how to wring that last ounce of power from your Pro Tools rig.

    Techniques Dec 2007
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    The Thor Synthesizer In Reason 4

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    There's a lot to get to grips with in the latest version of Reason — but we begin by looking at the basics of the giant new semi-modular synthesizer, Thor.

    Techniques Dec 2007
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    Audio Warp

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase's audio warp facilities provide a powerful toolkit for manipulating the timing of recorded audio to fit grids and grooves.

    Techniques Nov 2007
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    MachFive 2 & Digital Performer

    Digital Performer Notes

    We take a look at how MOTU's new MachFive 2 sampler integrates with Digital Performer 5, explore a DP plug-in that makes it easier to work with MIDI controllers, and round up the customary batch of news and tips for DP users.

    Techniques Nov 2007
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    Track Freezing In Ableton Live

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    Track freezing makes it possible to create much larger projects, and collaborate with other Live users who have different plug-ins, all without cramping your style.

    Techniques Nov 2007
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    Expressive Sound Design With EXS24

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Logic's built-in EXS24 sampler is a powerful tool for playing realistic instruments, but dig a little deeper and you'll also find unlimited potential for sound design.

    Techniques Nov 2007
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    Optimising Preferences In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    With Sonar 7 just out, it's time to tweak all our preferences to perfection, before they're transferred over into the latest version of the software.

    Techniques Nov 2007
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    Using Reverb & Delay

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Reverb and delay are vital tools for mixing. We explain how to get the best from Cubase's bundled plug-ins.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Managing Audio Plug-ins In Digital Performer

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    DP supports a wide range of plug-in and virtual instrument formats, which is great for flexibility and variety but sometimes not so good when it comes to trouble-free operation. We explain how to take the pain out of plug-in management.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Affordable Synchronisation For Multiple DAWs

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In sound for picture, there's often a need to lock multiple Pro Tools rigs together. We uncover a neat way to obtain professional sync facilities for a fraction of the price of conventional systems.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    DIY Effects In Reason

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    Reason 4 may be nearly upon us, but there's still plenty of experimenting to be done in version 3 - creating your own effects devices, for example...

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Object-oriented Editing In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Working directly with 'objects', such as MIDI or audio clips of any length from a few milliseconds upwards, opens up a non-linear approach that can provide creative opportunities and also save you CPU resources.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Audio Editing In Logic's Arrange Window

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    It's now possible to carry out most of your audio editing exclusively in one Logic window. We take a look at the improved Arrange window functionality and discover how it can transform your editing experience.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Audio Regions & CD Creation in Digital Performer: Part 2

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    DP's native Sound Designer II audio format can carry region information within files. That fact may not sound especially significant — but with the help of our guide you can use it to help you compile and burn CDs quickly and easily.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Time-stretching

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase is packed with as much functionality as Doctor Who's TARDIS for bending the laws of time, and while the basics are easy, it pays to explore a little deeper.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Cueing & Crossfading In Ableton Live

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    Whether you're looking into performing with Live on stage, or laying down fast arrangements in the studio, the place to start is the mixer's cue-mixing and crossfading features.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Using Multi-channel & Multitimbral Plug-ins

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Making the most of your virtual instruments in Logic can involve some complex Environment trickery, but the results are rewarding.

    Techniques Sep 2007

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