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    Ducking At Mixdown

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Learn how to avoid frequency clashes in your mix, with our tutorial on advanced ducking techniques in Cubase.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Advanced Mixing In Logic Pro 8: Part 2

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    We offer a second set of tips to enhance your corrective and creative mixing skills.

    Techniques May 2009
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    CD Burning With Digital Performer 6

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    MOTU's Digital Performer 6 hugely simplifies the task of CD burning, while at the same time allowing more complex burning tasks to be undertaken. We talk you through the options.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Specifying & Buying Your First System

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Tempted to invest in a Pro Tools rig but don't know where to begin? You need our handy guide to choosing a system.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Make A Modular Synth In Reason

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    Not only can Reason's Thor synth be used as an effects unit for other signals, it can also act as a hub for combining instruments and devices into true modular synth structures.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Sony Acid Pro 7

    DAW Software For Windows

    Acid Pro has always offered a fabulous environment for loop-based music creation, but version 7 sees it making a bid for fully fledged DAW status.

    Reviews Apr 2009
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    Cubase: Advanced Vocal Compression — Audio Files

    Hear For Yourself

    We explore some of the advanced parallel compression techniques used by top mix engineer Michael Brauer — and how you can recreate them using Cubase.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Building A Beatbox In Ableton Live

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    We show you how to make Live emulate an MPC-style workflow for composing rhythm tracks.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Sonar: Integrating External Hardware With Your DAW

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Is it time to lighten the load on your CPU and put that outboard signal processing hardware to work inside your DAW? We explain how...

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Advanced Vocal Compression

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    We explore some of the advanced parallel compression techniques used by top mix engineer Michael Brauer — and how you can recreate them using Cubase.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Advanced Mixing In Logic Pro 8: Part 1

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    A professional producer and mixer passes on his favourite Logic mixing methods, starting this month at the bottom, with tips for bass and drums.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Track Comping

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    One of the major new features in Pro Tools 8 is a system for easily assembling 'comp' tracks from multiple takes. We explain how it all works.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    Steinberg Cubase 5

    MIDI Audio Sequencer [Windows/Mac OS]

    The first paid-for update to Cubase for two years introduces some major innovations for sequencing and composition, including integrated Melodyne-style pitch correction and editing.

    Reviews Mar 2009
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    Reason: Parallel Compression

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    If you want the impact of heavily compressed drums but dont want to sacrifice your dynamics, parallel compression is the way to go. This month we explore the best ways to achieve this effect in Reason.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Using REX Files in Sonar 8

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar has more facilities than the average DAW for exploiting REX files to their best advantage. We guide you through where to find those facilities and how to put them to use.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Dynamic Mixing In Logic 8

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Apple Logic 8s mixer is endlessly configurable, and knowing how to make its flexibility work for you will result in faster and easier mixing.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    File-format Troubleshooting In Digital Performer

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    We present a DP-users guide to troubleshooting audio files and formats, and pass on tips for when the unthinkable happens...

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    MIDI & Score Editors

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    At the heart of Digidesign's drive to turn Pro Tools into a serious tool for music creation are the MIDI and Score editors in Pro Tools 8. We explain how to get the best from these new heavyweights.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Cubase 4 Example Drum Maps | Media

    Download DRM Files

    Here are the files that accompany SOS February 2009's Cubase 4 workshop on Drum Maps.

    Techniques Feb 2009
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    Ableton Live: Real-time Clip Modulation

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    We return to the subject of Clip Envelopes, and discover how its possible to work around a Live limitation and record MIDI controller data into Clips in real time.

    Techniques Feb 2009
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    Digidesign Pro Tools 8: Part 2

    Digital Audio Workstation Software [Mac/PC]

    As well as the new user interface, MIDI and score editors described in Part 1 of our review, Pro Tools 8 offers an impressive collection of instruments and plug-ins, new ways of working with Playlists, and even the option of surround mixing in LE.

    Reviews Feb 2009

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