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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Digital Performer's Drum Editor

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    DP's Drum Editor provides a unique environment for programming and editing MIDI data, free from the 'piano roll' - and it's not just for drums, either. We look at how to get the best from this great feature.

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Better Logic Scores: Part 2: Further Improvements

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    We covered the basics of score production last month; now it's time to learn more about presentation, with the aim of creating scores that really look the part.

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Writing Final Mixes

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    When your Pro Tools mix is finished, you'll need to export it as a stereo file. We explain why the obvious Bounce To Disk option might not be the best choice for you...

    Techniques Jul 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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    Making More Of The Mystic Synth

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    We dive deeper than the presets to discover what you can do with Cubase 4's most complex bundled soft synth.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Making More Of The Mystic Synth | Media

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    Links to the Mystic Synth audio examples that accompany June 2008's Cubase Notes.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    DP Audio Production Tricks

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    DP offers an excellent environment for working with the little pieces of 'ear candy', such as filtered drops, beat-mangled breaks and reversed audio phrases, that can make such an impact in pop and electronica production. We look at some of the techniques involved.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Better Logic Scores: Part 1: The Basics

    Logic Notes & Techniques

    If you want real musicians playing your composition but have no idea how scores should be presented for them, you can still make playable Logic parts with our simple guide.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Plug-in Masterclass: TL Space

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Like many DAW manufacturers, Digidesign offer their own convolution plug-in as an add-on for Pro Tools. We explain how to get the best from TL Space.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Creating A Rhythm Track In Sonar

    Sonar Notes & Techniques

    A walk through the process of composing and processing a drum track highlights how to use various Sonar features and useful shortcuts - some of which you may not have come across before.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Audio Slicing

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    The tools for audio slicing were overhauled in Cubase 4.1. Find out how to get the best from them.

    Techniques May 2008
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    Using The Liquid Mix With Digital Performer

    Digital Performer Notes & Techniques

    We offer a clutch of hints and tips for DP users considering adding a Focusrite Liquid Mix DSP plug-in platform to their setup.

    Techniques May 2008

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