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    Using Clip Envelopes In Ableton Live

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    Clip Envelopes offer a powerful alternative to standard track-based automation, and have many creative and practical applications, so let's see what they can do...

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Bass Guitar Recording With Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Sonar includes many effects that are useful for bass guitars, and also offers bass-friendly features that help speed up the recording process.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Aligning Kick & Bass Parts

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Kick drums and bass instruments underpin most contemporary popular music, and it sometimes pays to tweak performances so they work better together.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Using Logic's Takes Feature For Comping

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Logic 8's 'Takes' functionality makes comping together several different passes of the same part quick and easy. We show you how to do it.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Digital Performer 6 Upgrade Guide

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    Digital Performer has retained the same basic look and feel from its introduction right up to version 5.13 — but no more. The new DP6 looks almost like a different application, and conforms much more to OS X standards, so this month we bring you the first-look guide to what's new.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Contextual Menus

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The addition of comprehensive support for right-clicking in recent versions of Pro Tools has revolutionised the user experience. We explain how to get the best from the new functionality.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Multitrack Export Revisited

    Exploring Cubase 4.1's Audio Input Routing

    Cubase's new routing options enable you to export multiple audio tracks in one go: we take you step by step through the process.

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    Understanding Ultrabeat: Part 2: The Synthesizer

    Expand Your Sonic Horizon

    Ultrabeat has powers beyond simple drum pattern creation, offering a synthesis section that's the key to more varied percussive sounds and rhythmic effects.

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    Side-chain Compression In Reason

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    Side-chain compression can be the difference between a flat, lifeless mix and an adrenalised floor-filler. Learn how to capture the French house sound, and add an extra little twist.

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    Digital Performer's Memory Cycle Feature

    Digital Performer Notes & Technique

    DP's Memory Cycle can benefit you whatever kind of music you make. We look at how to work smart and fast with this crucial feature.

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    How To Use VCA Groups

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Used correctly, VCA groups can make a big difference when you're faced with a complex mix and lots of automation.

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    Ableton Live Recording Tips

    Ableton Live Notes & Techniques

    As Live has gradually made the transition towards fully fledged DAW, the recording side of the program has become increasingly sophisticated — so we're going to look at some tricks to make basic recording easier.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Console Tips & Customising In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    When it comes to the Sonar mixing console, you don't have to simply take what you're given, because there are lots of ways of making it fit your working methods. We explain how, and pass on some handy shortcuts along the way.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Loop Management: SoundFrame & MediaBay

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    For some, the jury is still out on Steinberg's ambitious SoundFrame and MediaBay concepts, but for certain tasks they can definitely be useful — getting your loop library organised, for example...

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Understanding Ultrabeat: Part 1: The Basics

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    Not everyone finds drum programming easy, and if you're one of the rhythmically challenged, Logic's Ultrabeat drum synth could be your ticket to more interesting and sophisticated percussive parts.

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Digital Performer: Looping

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    How do you create a four-minute masterpiece out of just a few measures? And what's the best reverb to make you sound like that drumming gorilla on the TV ad? These questions, and more, answered in this month's Digital Performer workshop...

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Disaster Management

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Has a broken iLok or a power cut brought your Pro Tools rig to a shuddering halt? All may not be lost...

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Reason 4's New Sequencer

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    Reason 4's overhauled sequencer is now more powerful but has caused head-scratching amongst users. If you're one of the confused, read on...

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Sonar: Audio Editing Techniques

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    Why take two digital audio programs into the studio, when you can optimise Sonar to do many of the common tasks you'd expect to need a dedicated audio editor for?

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Spector Synth

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Our recent explorations of the new software synthesizers introduced in Cubase 4 conclude with a tour around Spector...

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Spector Synth | Audio Files

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Here are the URL links to the audio examples that accompany and enhance the July 2008 Cubase Notes article.

    Techniques Jul 2008

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