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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ignition Pack 2

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    If you've time enough to install it all, the extra software bundled with new Pro Tools systems has a lot to offer — particularly if you have the Pro version of Digidesign's Ignition Pack 2.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Reason: Making The Most Of The Mixer

    Reason Notes & Techniques

    We go back to basics this month, with an in-depth look at how you can get the best out of Reason's Remix mixer.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Sonar: Features To Help With Songwriting

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    DAW software is optimised for helping you record your songs and add lots of production polish, but don't forget that programs like Sonar can also help in the songwriting process, offering features that could make it easier to capture inspiration when it strikes.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Redmatica Keymap

    Sample & Instrument Editor For EXS24

    The latest utility from Redmatica is targeted at Logic users wanting to get the most from the programs built-in soft sampler.

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    Surround Sound From Stereo

    Upmixing Plug-ins For Pro Tools

    More and more material needs to be delivered in surround formats, but what if you dont have the time or the budget for a 5.1 remix? We test the current crop of unwrap plug-ins that can create a surround master from a stereo mix.

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    MIDI Dynamics | Audio

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Controlling your synth's dynamics using MIDI, rather than audio plug-ins, can offer you greater flexibility and good results. Here's how you do it.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    MIDI Dynamics

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Controlling your synth's dynamics using MIDI, rather than audio plug-ins, can offer you greater flexibility and good results. Here's how you do it.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Using REX Files In Logic

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    You might consider the REX file to be just another format on the list of audio import options, but it can actually be used to achieve some very creative results. We take a look at what's possible.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Preparing Tracks For CD Burning

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    This month, a look at how some of DP's features can be used to co-ordinate multiple finished tracks prior to burning an album or EP.

    Techniques Aug 2007

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